Explore ancient Egyptian pyramids with latest addition to Google's street view

Explore ancient Egyptian pyramids with latest addition to Google's street view
The Google Cultural Institute also has a trove of information about Egyptology - the study of ancient Egyptian culture and arts.

The virtual tourist experience just got more exciting with Google's latest addition to its street view imagery - Egypt - complete with its ancient monuments.

The street view imagery includes the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, necropolis of Saqqara, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Cairo Citadel, the Hanging Church and the ancient city of Abu Mena.

The Google Cultural Institute also has a trove of information about Egyptology - the study of ancient Egyptian culture and arts.

Street View, which is a feature in Google Maps and Google Earth, allows users to explore streets in a first-person point of view, helping users gain a better appreciation of the area.

Most of the images are wide-angle shots taken from a Google car equipped with camera systems and stitched together to form panoramic views.

Seven years later and Street View has compiled a comprehensive database with millions of still images, covering 59 countries and a slice of Antarctica.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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