Google Street View Lets You Take ‘Virtual Walk’ Through Egyptian Relics

Google has brought its street view technology to one of the world’s most iconic archaeological sites, the company announced Wednesday.
“Now the Egypt of your imagination can be brought to life with new Street View imagery in Google Maps, and you can take a virtual walk among the stunning monuments and rich history of this ancient civilization,” Google said in a statement.
Users can explore the Pyramids of Giza, the sphinx and many other surviving relics of the ancient world. Sites now visible with the mapping technology also include the Giza Necropolis, one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, as well as the ancient burial ground of Saqqara.
Google Maps Street View program manager Amita Khattri told Time the project took 10 days to photograph, and the Street View team ran into particular challenges with the Egyptian summer.sphinx
“It was a unique experience for us as well, because the equipment really got tested in the heat,” she said.
This is the most recent project for Google, which recently launched in Indonesia several weeks ago.
Google Street View first began in 2007, and is now available in more than 59 countries worldwide.
Drop into the map to explore the new features.

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