Browsing through the message board for the Google Earth Community shows that various enthusiasts have been busily creating themed sets of placemarks.
- Ancient Rome in 51 annotated placemarks
- Hadrian’s Villa, details of roman imperial palace
- 40 roman amphitheatres in high res
- 76 ancient theatres (roman and greek) in high res
- around the mediterranean sea with Julius Caesar
- H21’s best folders (4258 placemarks)
- Alexander: Battle of Gaugamela
- Roman Coliseum
- Mausoleum of Augustus
- Roman Forum
- Mausoleum of Munatius Plancus
- Life of Hannibal, the great carthagenian general
- KNOSSOS – “reconstruction” IMAGE OVERLAY
- Knossos – Ancient Minoan capital
- The Acropolis, Athens
Hi all at Stoa.
Yes, but how does one use this stuff?? Would it be possible to do a quick post for those who see your increasingly frequent posts on this stuff but have no idea how to utilise it?
I posted a similar question a little while back but I think the comment was moderated or something.
I second the above. “Historical” Google Earth seemingly has enormous potential, and interest, but your posts have been quite short on explanations. Somebody who is just thinking about getting into something new would appreciate the information.
Well, one thing you can do is save them and transfer them into PowerPoint lectures….zoom in to the image you want, go to FILE, click on Save Image and save it to your computer as a JPEG image….you can then transfer into a PowerPoint and resize to your needs….I tried it direct from GoogleEarth and it gave me bunches of code, but do it this way and you can do, for an example, a talk on Roman amphitheatres. Just credit Google- their logo will be in the pic anyway……
Very cool, actually!
You can add this one to the list: the march of the Ten Tousand to Cunaxa (Anabasis book 1). http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/426278/an/0/page/0#426278
And this other one: The Greco Persian Wars, in Spanish. Both were constructed by me to teach at my classroom. Google Earth has an impressive power, with no similarities in ancient illustrated maps.
Despite the morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims, the fact remains that Countries exist because of wars fought against their neighbours or rivals. Independence is largely secured through the employment of armed forces and the willingness to fight if threatened, this alone prepares us all for such an eventuality.
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