this is pretty cool
Thanks to new images on Google Street View, you can now experience the 360-degree wonder of Egypt's pyramids from your home.
(The Pyramids of Giza on Street View)
On Tuesday, Google debuted Street View Egypt, which includes "360-degree views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the necropolis of Saqqara, the Citadel of Qaitbay, the Cairo Citadel, the Hanging Church, and the ancient city of Abu Mena," Time reports. To collect the Egyptian images, Google employed "Trekkers," worn by team members in place of backpacks during hikes. The team members spent 10 days using the Trekkers in Egypt, and Google then compiled the images into panoramas.
(The Hanging Church on Street View)
"We have two kinds of collections," Google Maps Street View program manager Amita Khattri told Time. "We do countries that we have already collected imagery for — we sometimes go ahead and refresh the imagery — and then there are newer countries where we outreach and start on the new image collection... It was a unique experience for us as well, because the equipment really got tested in the heat."
(The Citadel of Qaitbay on Street View)
Check out the new Street View Egypt over at Google.