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In Photos: Ancient Egypt on Google Street View

Google Street View Goes to Egypt

Pyramid in Street View

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The Google Street View team sent its 360-degree cameras to Egypt to capture panoramic images of some of the world's most famous archaeological wonders.

Virtual Stroll

Three pyramids

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All three of the Great Pyramids of Giza can be seen while virtually wandering this street.

Sphinx

Great Sphinx

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Using Google Street View, you can get as close to the Sphinx as these tourists.

Cairo Citadel

cairo citadel

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Google didn't just add the pyramids to its Street View tool. It also added imagery of other sites in Egypt, like the Citadel of Cairo, a medieval Islamic fortification shown here.

Pyramid of Djoser

Pyramid of djoser in Egypt

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Before the Great Pyramids of Giza, there was the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which was built in Saqqara about 4,700 years ago. It started out as a flat-roofed tomb but then evolved into a 197-foot-high (60 meters) pyramid.

Abu Mena

Abu Mena

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Built in the 3rd century, Abu Mena is a Coptic Christian site that houses the ruins of an ancient church, a baptistry, basilicas, public buildings, streets, monasteries, houses and workshops, according to UNESCO.

Great Sphinx

Sphinx street view

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You can mingle with tourists in front of the Great Sphinx.