Friday, November 12, 2010

Historvius - Discover Historic Sites

Historvius is a new site that is part search engine, part map, and part reference source. The purpose of Historvius is to help people locate historically important sites associated with people and events from 4000BCE through today.

Visitors to Historvius can search for places by selecting range of dates, choosing a historic period, selecting a person, or by entering a combination of search terms. Search results are displayed on a Google Map. You can then click on a placemark on the map to find more information about that historic site.

Applications for Education
Historvius could be a good resource for teachers and students of history. Historvius claims to provide lesser-known sites in their search results. This could be useful for students doing biographical research to discover places significant in a famous person's life.

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