Google Maps for Ancient Rome lets you budget 2000 year-old roadtrips
Roman history professor Walter Scheidel from Stanford has founded Orbis - a Google Maps-like tool which is able to calculate the routes and costs of journeys covering 10 million square kilometres with over 750 destinations – in Ancient Rome.
Whether you're travelling by horseback or by boat, Orbis lets you calculate the fastest or cheapest route in denarii (for wanderers on a budget). It was inspired by a London Underground app which shows the travel time in between stations.
Whether you're a curious history fanatic or a dedicated live-action historical roleplayer, check out Orbis for yourself and give it a spin here.
(via The Telegraph)