We’ve seen a handful of “virtual” cities and countries over the years, such as Virtual Alabama and Virtual Kenya. The platforms give users access to a wide array of information about the area and can be quite useful.
Recently at an archaeological seminar held at the University of Bern, the Virtual Cilicia Project was launched to help gain insight into this historic area.
As with similar programs we’ve seen in the past, this gives great insight into the history and provides access to field research projects from the university.
To get started, simply download this KML file and open it in Google Earth. Use the various checkboxes on the left side of your screen to enable and disable various features as you browse around.
For more, check out the full post about the project here. Note that the page is in German, but your browser can likely translate it fairly well.
About Mickey Mellen
Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.