Several weeks ago we mentioned a new Google Maps features that allows you to take a virtual tours of famous locations all over the world. And now — coming out of a partnership between design firm Dassault Systèmes, Harvard University and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts — you can take a historically accurate, 3-dimensional, online look at Egypt’s entire Giza plateau online.

The project was built around archeologist George Reisner’s years worth of detailed research in the area, and is now live for learners and tourists alike. Of course, nothing will ever replace going there (and hopefully taking some amazing pictures) yourself, but if you can’t afford a ticket to Egypt then this is a cool and, more importantly, incredibly accurate way to visit without actually visiting.

Giza 3D (via The Verge)