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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.

Megan Gannon
Megan has been writing for Live Science and Space.com since 2012. Her interests range from archaeology to space exploration, and she has a bachelor's degree in English and art history from New York University. Megan spent two years as a reporter on the national desk at NewsCore. She has watched dinosaur auctions, witnessed rocket launches, licked ancient pottery sherds in Cyprus and flown in zero gravity. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.