Rome, Italy, Nov 21, 2013 / 02:02 am
The internet's largest search engine has created a digital map of two large catacombs in Rome, hoping to expose users to the historical sites' beauty and spark curiosity to learn more about them.
"If you can find catacombs, if you can find frescos, if you can find museums online, then you will be willing to know more," Georgia Albetino told CNA during a Nov. 19 interview.
"So our objective is actually to have more and more people knowing about world-wide culture, and for us Italian culture."
Albetino is the head of Google's public policy team in Italy, and was present for the Nov. 19 press conference announcing the new project, held in the Catacomb of Pricilla.