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Google is expanding its Street View offerings to include dozens of 360-degree photo tours of ancient Mexican monuments such as Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza and Palenque.
Google collected the all-around views by having riders pedal camera-equipped tricycles around the Mexican sites, with INAH's cooperation. INAH said the photo project started two years ago. Thirty sites have been added to Google Street View so far, with the aim of having more than 80 sites online by the end of the year. Eventually, all 189 of the archaeological sites under INAH's custody will be cataloged, the institute said.
Originally posted by sonnny1
I want to see them actually pedal up the stairs !!!
Seriously, This is great. For my kids, who love archeology, They get to see it up close and personal, without having to travel.....
Originally posted by SLAYER69
This is going to be cool. I hope they get real serious and show some HD imagery
We are getting closer to having a whole wall of a home being a huge screen. Imagine HD wall sized images traveling through some of the most amazing ancient sites