Topic ID #22475 - posted 8/20/2012 2:16 AM

Google offers virtual visits to Mexican archaeological sites



Jennifer Palmer

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Google offers virtual visits to Mexican archaeological sites
by F wire Aug 18, 2012

Mexico City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Netizens will be able to take virtual strolls through 30 Mexican archaeological sites using Google Mexico’s Street View platform, Mexican cultural authorities said.

The 360-degree virtual view of these archaeological sites, which include Teotihuacan, Xochicalco, Monte Alban, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Palenque, Tula and Paquime, allows them to be explored down to the last corner.

This is the first time a gallery featuring such sites has been uploaded onto Street View, and the purpose of the project is to encourage cultural tourism, Mexico’s National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said in a communique.


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