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Google Pyramid-View

We’ve all been amazed at the way Google has been able to provide online images of nearly every street, in every city, via its Street View photography. But here’s a cool little side-project: they’ve now included dozens of photo tours of ancient Mexican monuments – including Teotihuacan, Chichen Itza and Palenque – with the cooperation of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH):

Google collected the all-around views by having riders pedal camera-equipped tricycles around the Mexican sites, with INAH’s cooperation. INAH said the photo project started two years ago. Thirty sites have been added to Google Street View so far, with the aim of having more than 80 sites online by the end of the year. Eventually, all 189 of the archaeological sites under INAH’s custody will be cataloged, the institute said.

No word yet on whether any of the ancient pyramids’ wi-fi data has been collected…

Full story and links at Cosmic Log

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