Google World Wonders Project: Explore 132 Historic Sites Across The Globe (PHOTOS)

Exploring Historic Sites From Across The Globe

Google has officially announced the World Wonders Project, which will offer on-the-ground 360-degree views of 132 historic sites from 18 different countries.

Since it launched its Street View project back in 2007, Google has brought far-off places like the Amazon rainforest and Antarctica's Half Moon Island to laptop, tablet and smartphone screens across the world.

But now with Google's World Wonders Project, Google has captured close up views of these 132 historic sites by using their camera-equipped Street View trikes. And, with the help of partners like UNESCO, the World Monuments Fund and Getty Images, the company was able to beef up its Street View offerings for each historical site with further information, photos and sometimes even videos and 3D models.

"Google is committed to preserving and promoting all types of culture online," said Steve Crossan, head of the Google Cultural Institute, to The Telegraph. "The World Wonders Project brings to life many of the most significant historic sites on earth, making them accessible to an unprecedented global audience."

Watch the video above to learn more about Google World Wonders. What historic site would you like to visit most? Did any of them make this list? Let us know in the comments below!

[Hat tip: The Telegraph]

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