One of the greatest museums in the world has partnered with Google to let you visit without leaving home. You can now “walk” through the British Museum using Google Street View to observe thousands of artifacts as if you are there in person.
Smithsonian.com reports on this new feature with some brief details on the British Museum’s history. The museum is known in part for its large collection of biblically-related artifacts. If you happen to be in London, plan for a few hours in the British Museum. (It’s free.) You can use this feature to familiarize yourself in advance with the museum’s layout. Otherwise, do the next best thing and visit virtually from home. A number of the artifacts on display can be viewed in HD. You can even read the displayed signage.
HT: Barnea Selavan