Google Street View has expanded to Jordan, home to some of the world’s oldest and most breathtaking ancient ruins. As of today, Street View users can explore 30 historical sites across Jordan, including the 2,000-year-old city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Google says it selected the sites in consultation with Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, who also narrated a video about Petra released today. Located just south of Amman, Petra was built by the Nabateans as early as 312 BC, but was hidden from the Western world until the early 1800s. Part of the city was carved out of the region’s rugged, pink-and-white mountainside, earning it the nickname “Rose City.”