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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thessaloniki available on Google Arts and Culture

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The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Thessaloniki are now available to view on the Google Arts & Culture platform.

“Thessaloniki: An Open Museum of Early Christian and Byzantine Art” includes exquisite photographs, videos and interactive street view features of the city’s ancient and Byzantine monuments, collectively inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1988.

Some of the ancient sites included on the platform are: the Rotunda, the Acheiropoietos, Panagia Halkeon, the Vlatadon Monastery, the White Tower and the Byzantine baths, among many others.

The Rotunda, with its unique interior mosaics, is one of the most important monuments of the Late Roman world. Photo: Greek Ministry of Culture.

The addition of Thessaloniki’s famous sites and monuments to the multilingual platform, presented in collaboration with the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, is part of Google’s ongoing promotion of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The hugely successful Google Arts & Culture platform, which launched in 2011, uses high-resolution images and a range of interactive features to enable virtual visitors to explore artworks, sites and galleries at a number of museums and partner institutions worldwide.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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