Ancient worlds, environmental disasters, festivals, and spectacles all come together at the BBC Dimensions website. Using information from a variety of different sources, including Google Maps, the site makes dramatic and visually stimulating displays that can be used in the classroom or for personal edification. Visitors can start by typing in a place name into the search engine, or they can use one of the categories, such as "Space", "Depths", and "Cities in History". Urbanologists will be delighted with the "Cities in History" area, as it contains 14 different locations that take guests through Stalingrad in 1942, the inner city walls of Beijing, and the ancient city of Rome. The fantastic feature of all of these maps is that they "juxtapose the size of historical events with your home and neighborhood." It is really a novel concept, and its one worth visiting several times.


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