Geodia is a free history resource hosted by the University of Texas. Geodia uses a combination of a timeline and Google Map to outline the history of Mediterranean archeology and culture. You browse the site by clicking items on the timeline to have them appear on the map. You can also browse and click through regions and cultures on the right side of the Geodia map to be taken to corresponding sections in the timeline and map.
Applications for Education
Geodia could be a good resource for students in a history course to explore to see the places and cultures they're studying in their correct geographic context. In that regard Geodia could be good to add to a reference page for history students.
H/T to Google Maps Mania.