Friday 4 December 2009

Pompeii now on Google Street View

A new tool is available to Pompeian scholars and the general public in the form of Google Street View as described in this BBC news report and this Italian article from Ansa. For those of us who need to check the odd detail it will be useful, but it remains to be seen how much of the site material is documented. From a conservation point of view it is now obvious to a larger number of the public how much the site has suffered despite recent efforts.

By chance I've already spotted a few Pompeian scholars (Jennifer & Arthur Stevens near to the custodians' office) on the Google Street View of Pompeii, although of course everyone's faces are blurred, but their specialised camera equipment gives it away as they chat to a custodian! Let's see who else we can spot!

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