Google Maps technology allows us to consult very curious maps, like this one of the ground in real time or the one of the incidents of the DGT, but we had never come across one that showed our history.
We talked about the history of Hispania, the name that the Romans gave to our Iberian Peninsula. The Royal Academy of History has developed this map where we can see the most significant dates relating to the birth and death of historical figures.
A map full of details. It is curious to take a look at our town.
When we enter the website of the Royal Academy of History, we will see the full screen map that adapts perfectly to mobile devices. We see a lot of thumbtacks pointing to different historical facts. As we zoom into an area, we will be aware of how these expand to indicate the specific place.
We encourage you to check what events took place in your town, and it is curious to know such specific details of the history of Hispania in places close to us. When we tap on one of the thumbtacks, a window will expand displaying three types of events. These are births, deaths and events.
On a thumbtack, we will touch one of these three tabs so that it indicates the event that occurred. Just below, it will show us the year of the event, or the name of the historical figure involved. The usefulness of the RAH does not stop there, but rather becomes a detailed library of information about these aspects.
By clicking, for example, on the death of a certain character, the web will give us more information about it, showing his biography. In it, we will see data such as his profession or how he intervened to make it a relevant historical figure. Regarding the facts, we will have data on battles and treaties, among other elements.
On the other hand, this interactive map stands out for a advanced search system. As is normal in a search engine, we can enter keywords such as the name of characters, the place of a battle that we remember, or simply filter by biographies, facts, periods or places.
All history lovers and the most curious will be able to investigate the history of Hispania directly from the mobile. It is free, does not contain advertising or any type of limit. We must be grateful for this type of tools because they put knowledge in the hands of all users. In addition, it is more than reliable since it is data corroborated by the Royal Academy of History.
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