All those who have a wishlist of places they would like to visit, but hardly any time to fulfill it will surely thank Google World Wonders Project for bringing some historic locations right to their computer screens. This project features as many as 132 places from 18 countries, reports the official Google blog.
The search engine giant has utilized the Street View technology and shot the iconic sites using camera-carrying trikes. This World Wonders website lets users have a look at YouTube videos and 3D models for additional information and an improved virtual view of the area. It offers virtual tours of locations like Stonehenge, Kyoto Temples, Yosemite National Park, Shark Bay and many more.
“World Wonders is part of our commitment to preserving culture online and making it accessible to everyone. Under the auspices of the Google Cultural Institute, we’re publishing high resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls, digitizing the archives of famous figures such as Nelson Mandela and presenting thousands of artworks through the Art Project,” stated Melanie Blaschke, Product Marketing Manager, World Wonders Project through a post on the official Google blog.
Google has joined forces with organizations like UNESCO, Ourplace, Getty Images and World Monuments Funds to acquire official information and pictures of the sites included in the project. Introduced with a view to assist students, some educational packages will also be released for classroom use.
Interested parties can visit the Google World Wonders Project web portal or its YouTube channel to feast their eyes on a number of historical sites around the world.