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John B. Thorpe

Up for some virtual time-travel?

Good, because we are off to OpenCulture today, to view this impressive 3D representation of pre-Great Fire London, realised by six students fo DeMonfort University.

Based on a combination of period maps and documents, conjecture and extrapolation, the animation is incredibly detailed, and looks very accurate. Little wonder that it has won the first prize in the British Library’s Off the Map contest. Well done, Pudding Lane Productions!

The page also offers links to the developers’ blog, the BL’s Digital Scholarship Blog, and a few other 3D historical representations .