Ramses II Move Planned with Google Earth

Ramses II move route in Google EarthAnnounced today at the Official Google Blog, the statue of Ramses II – a major landmark in Cario, Egypt – is being moved to a new location. The engineers who planned the move used Google Earth to help plan the route. You can see the route in Google Earth here . If you double click the “Original Location” placemark (which will fly you there) and then deselect the placemark, you can just barely make out the statue (and its shadow) in the satellite photo of the Ramses Square. Here’s a story about the planned move in USA Today.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Leave a Reply