Name of App: Time Tours: Chichen Itza
Free or Fee: $1.99
Rating: 5/5 stars
Why I like it: Take a virtual trip to Mexico to study the ancient Mayan civilization at Chichen Itza. Time Tours: Chichen Itza provides a map of the ancient grounds with Xs signifying important locations on the map. When the user tabs on an X a window opens providing information, picture galleries, comparisons from then to now, and/or animations. In addition to the Xs, there are also 3 eyes on the map and when they are tabbed on the user gets a 360° animated view of that location on the map. The graphics and pictures are superb and there is a wealth of information provided. This app would be excellent for a student reporting on the ancient Mayan civilization. Information about the location of Chichen Itza and its discovery as well as housing, arts, astronomy (particularly the Mayan influence on our calendar today), agriculture, religious beliefs and sports and entertainment are all provided in this one app! There is also a games section that proves to be challenging. The overview of the map provided in Time Tours: Chichen Itza could also be supplemented with the bird’s eye view of the site via Google Earth. So when time and money prevent a field trip to Chichen Itza download Time Tours: Chichen Itza. Where will Time Tours take us next?!?!
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