Google has launched in collaboration with UNESCO, the World Monuments Fund, Getty Images and Ourplace an initiative entitled “World Wonders Project”, which allows anyone with Internet access to explore 132 of the most important historical monuments in the world.
With StreetView function, users can visit “virtually” a series of sites of special historical significance, among them is Stonehenge, the ancient temples of Kyoto, Jerusalem or the historical center of Prague. The project type includes StreetView images, 3D models of historical sites, pictures and videos, giving users many ways to explore the most important monuments of humanity.
“Google is committed to preserving and promoting the culture of any kind online. World Wonders project brings to life many important historical sites of the planet, making them accessible to a global audience unprecedented, “said Steve Crossan, Google Director Cultural Institute.
It is the first initiative in Google, which has launched Google Art Project, a site that allows users to virtually explore the most prestigious museums in the world. Google officials have announced plans to launch more partnerships with educational institutions, providing access to this project students and teachers in the educational packages.