Roman Ruins HD by Historvius (iPad)
Released: Nov 5, 2013
Version: 1.1
Size: 219 MB
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Roman Ruins HD

Virtually explore the very best Roman ruins from the comfort of home. Immerse yourself in a wealth of stunning Roman sites - it’s the next best thing to being there!

Simply tilt, pan and move your iPad around to virtually walk through some of the world’s very best Roman ruins while also browsing expert guides to more than 350 Roman sites and over 1,500 awe-inspiring photos.

This astounding app is part virtual reality, part photo book and part inspirational travel guide all rolled into one.

‘History buffs will love the gorgeous interactive content in Roman Ruins HD. It lets you wander around some of the most awe-inspiring sites from the Roman Empire without leaving your front room. When you start exploring the 1,500+ high-definition photos with expert narration, 3D aerial views and oodles more fantastic content it’s not hard to see why the tablet computer is becoming the new coffee-table tome in so many homes’ - BBC News

'An engrossing app whether you're an expert in the subject matter, or simply a casual observer wondering what the Romans ever did for us' - The Guardian

'Beautifully designed, informative entries and picture galleries from sites as diverse as Volubilis in Morocco to Armenia's Garni Temple' - Lonely Planet

'There’s a pleasure in this app, which approaches its inexhaustible subject just right: handsome photographs and links, the most important historical points and a little touristy info for visitors. Worth a place on the iPads of classics buffs and armchair (and actual) travelers' - Kirkus Reviews

'A terrific way to explore ancient Rome' - TUAW

'A fantastic app, the ideal reference guide for anyone interested in Roman history. A purchase you can make with your eyes closed' - apppicker

Key Features

- Incredible Virtual Exploration of over 40 remarkable Roman sites
- Stunning 3D Aerial Views of Roman ruins
- Expert narrative guides to more than 350 ancient Roman places
- Over 1,500 awe-inspiring images
- Over 30 specialist collection guides

This immersive, visually-rich coffee table app has been professionally curated to help you discover a vast range of ruins from the Roman Empire and Roman historical sites. You can explore Roman archaeological sites by country, category, gallery browsing or via the interactive map.

Collections include curated guides to the very best Roman amphitheatres, temples, forts, aqueducts, theatres, baths, underground ruins, hidden gems and many more. You can browse collections of the best-preserved historic sites of the Roman Empire, editor’s choices and a top ten list. There’s even a collection of heritage sites linked to the life of Julius Caesar, following in the very footsteps of this famous Roman general!

Roman Ruins HD also provides a fascinating educational teaching aide, allowing students to safely explore historic sites all across the world - perfect for schoolroom classics, classroom history or classroom geography alike!

Explore Roman Ruins By:
- Country
- Type of Ruin
- Gallery Browsing
- Expert Collections
- A-Z
- Map

Specialist Collections Bring You:
- Virtual Tours of Incredible ancient Roman Sites
- Aerial 3D Roman Places
- The Most Famous Roman Empire Sites
- Picturesque Roman Ruins
- Hidden Gems of ancient Rome
- The Best Preserved Roman Ruins
- Curious Roman Sites
- Top Ten Roman Historic Sites
- Editors Highlights
- Follow in the Footsteps of Julius Caesar
- Roman Archeological Sites by the Sea

Discover Curated Guides to the Very Best:
- Roman Aqueducts
- Roman Arenas & Amphitheatres
- Roman Baths
- Roman Bridges
- Roman Circuses
- Roman Cities
- Roman Forts
- Roman Monuments & Arches
- Roman Mosaics
- Roman Museums
- Roman Palaces
- Roman Statues
- Roman Temples
- Roman Theatres
- Roman Tombs
- Roman Villas
- Roman Walls & Fortifications
- Roman Wars & Battlefields
- Underground Roman Sites

What's new in version 1.1
- Performance enhancements
- Added further instructions and usage tips
- Formatting improvements for iPad 1 users
- Amended map browsing to ensure you are taken back to the same location & magnification as when you left it last.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Roman Ruins HD is a highly rated app (4-star).
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