A New Interactive Website Powered By Google Maps Has Put Spanish Jewish Heritage Online

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Officially launched few weeks ag0 in Madrid,  project  called Caminos de Sefarad – Spain’s Jewish Streets  is a cooperative project between Google and  Red de Juderías de España,  the Network of  Jewish Neighborhoods,  a nonprofit association founded in 1995.

By clicking to the group’s website, users from all over the world may visit and tour the cities discover Spain’s Jewish past.

Jewish Spain (click on image to enlarge)

Clicking on a landmark reveals historical information about each site – and enables a 360º view of the different locations, thanks to Google’s”  William Echikson,  head of  Google External Relations, Europe,  Middle East and Africa, wrote in a blog post. “An intuitive search panel presents Jewish heritage sites by category, type, geographic zone and date. In total, 523 sites, 910 dates, and 1,667 pictures are displayed.

Google also powers the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, an online  collection of  more than 5,000 scroll fragments.


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