Google Street View Reveals Ruins of Pompeii
New photos allow immersive experience of Italian ruins
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2009 12:35 PM CST
Pompeii in Google Street View.   (Google)
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(Newser) – Google's roaming photographers have found their way to ruins of Pompeii, and you can now tour the Italian archaeological treasure from the comfort of your own home using Street View. The Google Maps app, which creates an immersive 3-D environment from digital photographs, had previously focused on more traditional—and modern—urban environments. It’s “not as good as actually visiting Pompeii in person,” Stan Schroeder writes for Mashable, “but it’s definitely the next best thing.”

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