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 first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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