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The 'Time Machine' Reconstructing Ancient Venice's Social Networks


Piazza San Marco, Venice

The Venice Time Machine will transport historians from the present-day St Mark's Square (right) back to the hubbub of eighteenth-century Venice (left).

Credit: Bullfighting in Piazza San Marco by Canaletto and Cimaroli/DeAgostini/Getty; zetter/Istock/Getty

Only metres away from the tourist throngs that bustle through Venice's crowded piazzas, the silence inside Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is so profound it hurts the ears.

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