Google recently updated their Google Maps Street View to add 30 pre-Hispanic archeological sites, including Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan.
The 360-degree “virtual tours” are each composed of millions of images, which were captured using a specially equipped off-road tricycle. Google Mexico worked with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History on the project, and they hope to eventually add a total of 90 pre-Hispanic sites.
“This is a result of the collaboration established four years ago between the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and Google Mexico, which provides information from anywhere in the world, the corners of thirty country’s pre-Hispanic sites, including Teotihuacan, Xochicalco, Monte Alban, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Palenque , Tula and Paquimé, among others.”
– PREHISPANIC CITIES OF MEXICO A STREET VIEW, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (translated from Spanish)
Click here to go for a walk around the ruins of Chichen Itza, a once great city built by the Maya civilization.
But watch out for the apocalypse while you’re there!