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Unesco World Heritage in Google Street View

Herculaneum. Ancient Roman mosaic with Neptune...

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If you’re one of those people who thinks that Google Maps and Street View are only useful for looking up your hotel for your next holiday or following your neighbours, then you’re right, of course, but from now on, you’ll also be able to use them to see some of the greatest sights in the world, as listed by Unesco. In all, 890 properties, including many in France, Spain, China or the USA, make up the World Heritage List, considered “as having outstanding universal value.”

Here’s a full list of the Heritage Sites

Among the latest additions to Google Street View are the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Stonehenge, Prague, Paris and Segovia. Try a visit below; click on the top right corner (or on “View Larger Map”) to open full screen for the best effect. Don’t forget to wave to the tourists 😉

Stonehenge

Link: Your guide to Stonehenge and the nearby Avebury

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PompeiiHerculaneum

Link: An article on why Herculaneum may actually be more important culturally than Pompeii

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The making of … (subtitled)

and the main page for the Heritage / Google collaboration where you can choose the site you’d like to visit.

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Strange Random Language Fact:

No word in the English language rhymes with“month”.

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