During his life, Paul Bigot was a professor at the famed Ecole Nationale SupÃ©rieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and he was also the winner of the Grand Prize of Rome. Among his many achievements was the construction of large plaster model of Rome during the rule of the emperor Constantine. Over the past several years, an interdisciplinary team of scholars has worked to create a virtual reconstruction of the model for this website. On the site, visitors can learn about the work that they have done so far, and they can also learn about how to visit the actual model which resides at the Universite de Caen. Those who can't make it to Caen may can take a virtual tour of Bigot's scale model of the city as it appeared in the 4th century.
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