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Key Places in Ancient Greece

Assignment Instructions

For each of the following places:

  • find it in Google Earth and add a placemark
  • in your placemark, explain why the place is famous in Ancient Greek history
  • describe what it looks like today
  • add a picture

When you have completed this, save all your places as a jpg graphic that shows all your placemarks.

And finally save your places as one kmz file.

The places:

  • Mycenae
  • Troy [Turkey]
  • Mount Olympus
  • Olympia
  • Acropolis [Athens]
  • Delphi
  • Epidaros/Epidaurus
  • Delos
  • Pergamon

How to save your places as a jpg graphic

  • Zoom to a level where you can see all your relevant placemarks
  • File - Save - Save Image

How to add a picture

  • Add the URL of your photo to your description like this:


NB: the picture has to be on the web already; the best way to get the URL is to right click the picture you want to use and choose copy picture URL.

How to save your places as a kmz file

  • Create a new folder: right click My Places - Add - Folder
  • Drag all relevant placemarks into the folder
  • click on the folder: Save Place as...
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