GEEKERY: Google Takes You to the Ancient World
Go beyond the iconic shots in Indiana Jones… take a digital walk through the ancient city of Petra!
If you’ve never done a trek: it’s a self guided, immersive experience that includes sights and sound – grab your headphones. Google uses 360 cameras mounted on backpacks to produce the interactive map – they look a bit goofy, but they produce great looking images.
Located between the Red Sea and the Dead sea Petra was the Nabataean capital, and was on a major caravan route that brought goods from China and India into Syria-Phoenicia and Arabia. The location has produced a multitude of archeological finds. Its beautiful sandstone temples feature a combination of Hellenistic and Eastern architecture that has helped earned it a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage site list.
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