Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pompeii...the Easy Way

Google’s Street View, which lets you zoom into Google Maps and stroll through city streets in 3D, is amazing in its own right (they've done a pretty comprehensive survey of Provence, by the way). But it just got even more amazing with the addition of the ancient ruins of Pompeii.
Pompeii —the partially buried Roman city near Naples, Italy — is one of the most amazing sights one can see in one’s lifetime. The city was destroyed during an eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., but after it was rediscovered in 1738 and excavated in the late 19th century, it became one of the most important archaeological finds (and tourist attractions) of all time.
Now, you can explore it in 3D via Google’s Street View. Check it out here. And thanks to the great tech website Mashable for this story.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Julie, I just followed your link and it is pretty amazing! I have always wanted to visit Pompeii... especially after reading the novel of the same name a few years back. Thanks for this link!

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  2. How cool is this? Now, we can touch everyone, everywhere, with a click on the screen.

    Lovely.

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  3. I still want to go there in person though Julie! xv

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  4. I still enjoyed walking the real Pompeii last month......kind of takes your breath away, but this sure is a fabulous link Julie. How the world keeps changing!

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