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World Heritage sites added to Google MapsGoogle has teamed up with UNESCO to add World Heritage sites to its Street View and Google Earth services.
Images of 19 heritage sites from around the world are to be made available on Google Maps, Google Street View and Google Earth.
The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) sites are places of cultural and historical heritage and importance, and include the Palace of Versailles in France, the archaelogical areas of Pompei in Italy and Stonehenge in the UK.
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Discover UNESCO World Heritage sites
Take a virtual walk around some of the world's most remarkable natural and cultural landmarks using Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View.
Find out more about the 890 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage inscribed on the World Heritage list.
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Fancy a little tour of your own? Why not start with a walk alongside the Seine. From the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower, from the Place de la Concorde to the Grand and Petit Palais, the evolution of Paris and its history can be seen from its banks. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Sainte Chapelle are architectural masterpieces while Haussmann's wide squares and boulevards influenced late 19th- and 20th-century town planning the world over.with a virtual walk.
If you fancy going a little further back in time you could swoop over to Italy to explore the ruins of the Roman towns of Pompei, engulfed by Vesuvius eruption in AD 79. These have been progressively excavated and made accessible to the public since the mid-18th century and are now available for all with a simple click of a mouse.
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World Heritage List
The World Heritage List includes 890 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
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- World Heritage Centre - World Heritage List
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