When in Rome experience the Roman Forum and how it may have looked in the days of Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus more than 2000 years ago.

This situated simulation takes you back to the year 29BC when Augustus dedicated The Temple of Caesar. You can also see the cremation of Julius Caesar in 44BC and access the Cloaca Maxima.

Move around with your iPhone or iPad and explore the Ancient Forum.

Use Snapshot to take parallel photos of both the real and the virtual environment and then share with friends.

'Roman Forum' is part of a research & development collaboration between the University of Oslo, Norway Opening Universities, Tag of Joy & CodeGrind AB.

What’s New

Version 1.2

• Fixed an issue that under certain circumstances prevented the application from starting correctly
• Improved stability and bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

IvyLeagueGrunt ,

This app does not work outside of Rome

Unless you are in Rome, don't waste your time. This could have been an incredible educational tool. But it will only work if the user is physically present within the Roman forum. So 99.9% of users are unable to use it 99.9% of the time.

Francisce ,

Needs work

Loaded but will not open. It says I am too far away. If distance is an issue, they should explain it. It looks to be interesting but has a serious fault that needs to corrected.


CodeGrind AB
88.7 MB

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012, University of Oslo


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