My name is Dr. Monica Hanna
I am a mother, archaeologist and a scholar,
and I use Google to help preserve Egypt's heritage.
Egyptians are interested in their past,
but research about Egyptian heritage
has mainly been done in the west.
95 percent of students
have never been to a temple before.
And if we do not connect
the people of the present with their past
this past will not live.
I remember when I was a student
sometimes books were not in Egypt at all.
But now Google has made
all the references available
at the tip of our hands.
Something that used to take three months
takes now three seconds or three minutes.
My students can visit
places that they can't access.
And we can look at
potential archaeological sites
You can see the borders,
you can see the places,
even if it's under the sand.
So we do space archaeology.
Technology today can help us
save our heritage
through documentation, through accessibility,
through virtual visits.
And I think this will get people more connected.
If we can give people access
we have a better chance
at preserving this heritage
for the future generations.