Time Travel - There’s an App for That; New iPad App Opens Virtual Window to World’s Best Roman Ruins

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Professionally curated iPad app from historic travel experts Historvius allows virtual exploration of famous Roman ruins, alongside fascinating guides to over 350 Roman sites and 1500+ awe-inspiring images.

The impressive Roman temple at Dougga in Tunisia


This app brings a revolution to the way in which we explore our world.

Newly-released iPad app Roman Ruins HD offers a ground-breaking new way to virtually explore the very best Roman ruins in the world while providing a rich, visual tour of incredible Roman landmarks. Developed by Historvius, the world's leading online guide to historical places, the app allows people to discover hundreds of Roman sites and to virtually explore the length and breadth of the Roman Empire.

Fancy having the Colosseum all to yourself? How about creeping through an emperor’s palace in the dead of night? Or discovering the best-preserved Roman places without boarding a plane? Now history travel experts Historvius are bringing the wonders of ancient Rome directly into the home with an astonishing new iPad app - Roman Ruins HD. This revolutionary tablet experience lets people take a virtual hike up the Palatine Hill, pop in to Pompeii and march into the heart of Hadrian’s Wall.

Utilising the iPad’s gyroscope control fused with a ground-breaking integration of Google Street View, Roman Ruins HD opens a virtual window to the Roman world. This trailblazing functionality combines with expert guides to more than 350 Roman sites and over 1500 high quality images to let people discover the very best remnants from ancient Rome, from world famous landmarks to obscure hidden gems.

“This app brings a revolution to the way in which we explore our world,” said Mike Lewis, Historvius CEO.

“By pioneering a state-of-the-art interactive experience it allows us to travel virtually through a multitude of stunning Roman wonders, making it simple and practical to discover these fascinating ancient places. It sets a precedent that highlights how effectively technology is changing the very concept of travel and discovery as we know it.”

iCame, iSaw, iPondered

This immersive, visually-rich coffee-table-app has been professionally curated to help people easily discover a vast range of Roman ruins. Users can explore by country, category, gallery or via the interactive map. Collections include guides to the very best surviving Roman amphitheatres, temples, forts, aqueducts, theatres, baths, underground sites, hidden gems and many more. The app contains guides to the best-preserved Roman ruins, editor’s choices and a top ten list. It’s even possible to explore the life of Julius Caesar, following in the very footsteps of this famous Roman leader.

Pricing and Availability

Roman Ruins HD for iPad is available now in the App Store, with a promotional launch price of $4.99 / £2.99 (Standard $9.99 / £5.99).

About Historvius

Historvius is the world's leading online guide to historical places. Run by history enthusiasts who are passionate about the web, it provides a professional community-led directory of the world’s historic sites, offering both inspiration and a practical guide to discovery. To find out more, visit historvius.com.

Media Kit & Resources

For a full media kit including video previews, icons, screen shots, high-resolution photographs of Roman ruins, company logos and other assets visit: http://www.historvius.com/press/roman-ruins-app.

Contact: press(at)historvius(dot)com

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