Egypt Comes To Google Street View
Emily Gertz
at 10:02 AM Sep 11 2014
Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Ancient meets ultra-modern today on Google Street View, as several of Egypt's most popular monuments premiere on the service.

Viewers around the world can now feast their eyes on Street View's trademark sharp, panoramic views of some of Egypt's most famous ancient monuments, like the Great Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, Cairo Citadel, the Hanging Church and more.

The sites were shot using a 75-megapixel camera, toted on the back of a technician in areas where motor vehicles were prohibited.

According to Google, there are over 10 million still images covering 7.2 million miles of terrain in more than 59 countries (plus Antarctica) contained in Street View.

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