Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ancient Locations:Database of Archaeological Sites

Ancient Locations:Database of Archaeological Sites
ANCIENT LOCATIONS is my collection of Placemarks of archaeologically interesting locations of the ancient world.
The list is continuously updated and expanded to give anyone with an interest in archaeology and history the possibility to look up the coordinates of relevant sites.
Locations are included if they existed prior to 476 CE in the Old World (end of the West-Roman Empire) and prior to 1492 CE in the New World (re-discovery of the New World).
There are currently 25248 placemark entries in the database. 3753 are shown on Ancient Locations (14.9 %). There are currently 129 overlay and map entries in the database. 41 are shown on Ancient Locations. (31.8 %) Those entries not shown are either under review or are not assigned to appear on Ancient Locations.
The number of database entries increases when placemarks are imported or manually added, and it decreases when duplicates or invalid enties are removed. Reviewing all the placemarks and ascertaining accurate coordinates is a slow process...
For the task of managing my Placemarks I have implemented a program, a screeshot of which you can see on the right.

This website has had 245612 visitors since June 6, 2008, which was the day it was set up.

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