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Thanks to Google you can now explore Petra from the comfort of your home

Petra in Jordan
Flickr: Seetheholyland.net

The conflicts in Syria and Iraq have had serious consequences on Middle East’s tourism, but thanks to Google you can now explore the ancient Jordanian ruins of Petra from the comfort of home.

Google street view has been busy mapping thirty historical sites throughout Jordan including the 2,000-year-old iconic city made famous by the blockbuster 80’s flick Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

The virtual tour, narrated by Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, takes you past various tombs and temples, the Colonnade Street, the Theatre, the Street of Facades, the Monastery, and of course, Al Khazneh, the city’s Treasury. You can even take a look around the Petra Museum.

Mapping Jordanians attractions are part of a larger project that include Burj Khalifa and the Pyramids of Giza in the Middle East. Other iconic sites that can be seen on Google street view include Everest Base Camp, the Amazon and the Great Barrier Reef.

Google’s world domination continues.

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