New methods of spotting the ancient life
Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama has spotted 17 pyramids, more than 1,000 tombs, and 3,000 ancient settlements using infra-red satellite images of Egypt. Test excavations have confirmed the presence of two of the pyramids. “It allows us to be more focused and selective in the work we do. Faced with a massive site, you don’t know where to start,” she said. This video clip shows the pattern of streets and houses revealed by the infra-red satellite images.
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