Walking through the Streets of Pompeii

This was too good to miss! Thanks to an agreement between Google Street View and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, you can now wander through the streets of Pompeii and admire the ruins.

Have a go for yourself by clicking here on  Street View in Pompeii.

This makes it among the world’s first archeological sites that you can visit online in this way.

Other newly launched Italian hot spots for Street View include Caserta, San Gimignano, Siena and Urbino.

In an agreement signed by Google and UNESCO which was presented in Paris today other well-known heritage sites will follow.  They include Stonehenge, the windmills of Kinderdijk-Elshout (no, I didn’t know about them either!), Cáceres, Salamanca, Segovia and Ávila in Spain, and Prague’s historic centre, all of which will be Street View(able) in the near future.

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