If you have an itch to explore England and all of the archaeological wonders that it possesses, you probably hesitate because of all of the work involved in doing it. You have to pack a bag, prepare for the trip, save up plenty of money, and of course, do all of your research in advance.
As it turns out, you can explore all of the archaeological wonders that England has to offer without ever leaving your living room. Thanks to an Aerial Archaeological Mapping Explorer, you can go back through thousands of years of history and visit thousands of sites from the comfort of home.
Some of the sites that are covered in the interactive map are up to 6000 years old. Others are only about 50 years old and the history is included right up until the Cold War. Perhaps you would enjoy exploring back through the Iron Age, looking at some burial mounds or some coal mining sites from the industrial age.
One of the more interesting archaeological inclusions in the interactive map is Stonehenge. That is on the bucket list of people around the world, and many of them may be able to fulfill that dream using their computer or tablet from their home.
Once you enter a site, you can zoom in to check out some of the specifics or simply go someplace at random and see where you land. There are so many options available, you are sure to find it to be a fascinating journey.
According to Duncan Wilson, the Historic England chief executive: “This new aerial archaeology mapping tool lets people fly virtually over England and drink in its many layers of history. It will allow everyone to explore the hidden heritage of their local places and what makes them special.”
He went on to say that he hopes it is a springboard for people who would like to investigate things further.
The map is conveniently available online by following this link.SKM: below-content placeholder