Discover Petra with Queen Rania Al-Abdullah

BarakaBits, Uncategorized, Writing

Jordan’s rose-red city is now just a click away with Google Street View. Google worked on its most recent Street View project, which was launched on November 23, 2015, with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah. Alongside one of the world’s seven wonders, more than 30 historical sites in Jordan can now be viewed virtually.

In a guest post on Google’s blog, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah shared, “With Google Street View, would-be visitors, or those just curious to learn more about our ancient lands, can explore Jordan’s unique historical heritage online. That’s one of the reasons I love this technology. Not only does it connect millions of people from all corners of the world, it provides a lens on the past. And when we understand more about each other’s stories and cultures and histories, we realize that we are more alike than we are different. That’s why we must preserve these treasures for future generations. They’re a doorway to our shared narrative.”

Google Street View has traveled to all seven continents and allows anyone with an Internet connection to explore areas in more than 65 countries. Other areas available for Street View in the Middle East include the pyramids of Giza and the Liwa Oasis.

For more information: Visit Petra’s Trek page.

This article was originally published on BarakaBits on 24/11/2015.