What is the World Wonders Project?
The Google World Wonders Project is a platform which brings world heritage sites of the modern and ancient world online. Using Street View, 3D modeling and other Google technologies, we have made these amazing sites accessible to everyone across the globe. With videos, photos and in-depth information, you can now explore the world wonders from your armchair just as if you were there.
Why is Google doing this?
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. With this project we want to make the world heritage sites available to everyone and to digitally preserve them for future generations. We believe that the World Wonders Project can be especially useful for students, scholars and teachers to engage in an innovative and interactive way of learning.
Who is involved?
We are working with partners including UNESCO and World Monuments Fund to support us in providing valuable information to our users.
How do I get started?
Start exploring world heritage sites by either flicking through the picture carousel on the homepage or play with the globe to discover random sites from all over the world. You can also find places by themes or locations chosen over the drop-down panel on the top of the homepage. For more guidance, please watch the website demo that can be found when you click on the “i”-icon on the homepage.
Will you be adding more world heritage sites?
We would love to bring to life all of the wonders of the modern and ancient world with this project. We will work with UNESCO and partners all over the world to continuously add more sites.
Full Text and Teacher Guides: About – Google World Wonders Project.