Historvius (mapping history)

History in the Mapping: Launch of unique historic travel website Historvius

UK, London, 10th November 2010: The launch of unique new website Historvius is fusing history and travel like never before. For the first time, people can explore the world’s historic sites by holiday resort, period of history or famous figure. Perfect for sightseers and history enthusiasts alike, Historvius makes it fun, free and easier than ever to plan everything from holidays to day trips.


From history buffs to holiday sightseers, it seems that we all flock to see historic sites. Now, a new website called Historvius is mapping the world’s historic sites online, making it simple and easy to plan the perfect trip.

This unique proposition allows users to search for sites not just by destination, but by historic figure, date and time period.

Historvius also includes a sophisticated trip planning tool. This lets users create their own free pocket guidebook which they can download, print and take with them on their travels.

As its CEO Mike Lewis explains, Historvius is intended to make it easier to discover the world’s historic sites:

“Within seconds of visiting Historvius, you can find fascinating historic places to see on your trip, with all the key information you need to make it happen, from an explanation of each site to directions, entry details and more.

“No matter what your situation, Historvius will help you discover great trip ideas - whether you’re interested in something specific like First World War sites in France or just want to see what’s near your chosen resort. It’s even handy if you don’t know where to go, as you can search the map for holiday destinations with interesting attractions nearby.”

Historvius’ rapidly expanding database has almost 1,200 sites so far and anyone can contribute. In fact, as a community based service, users can upload, expand or comment on every historic site. According to Lewis, this is part of what makes it so special:

“Historvius allows those who are passionate about history or a specific historic site to share their knowledge and to learn from others. There’s also the opportunity to rate sites, add photos and comment on them, so people can participate as much as they like.”

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