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Google Earth reveals Angkor Wat transportation network

Researchers using Google Earth have identified a series of lines that might be a transportation network into the Cambodian city of Angkor that might have carried the sandstone blocks used to build the famous temple of Angkor Wat. Field surveys revealed that the lines are a series of canals, connected by

Google Earth reveals lost Egyptian pyramids

Two possible Egyptian pyramid complexes may have been discovered thanks to a Google Earth satellite imagery survey. Located about 90 miles apart, the sites contain unusual grouping of mounds with intriguing features and orientations, said satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol of Maiden, N.C. One site in Upper Egypt, just 12 miles from

Lost section of Great Wall of China found using Google Earth

What may be a newly discovered section of the Great Wall of China has been spotted in Mongolia by researchers using Google Earth. At times seeking out topographic clues seen in Google Earth—the wall is visible on satellite images—the team located two well preserved but contrasting stretches of wall. One section had

Google Earth used to identify nearly 2,000 archaeological sites

With the help of Google Earth's satellite imagery, archaeologists have identified nearly 2,000 sites of interest. Google Earth has revealed 1977 potential archaeological sites, including 1082 "pendants" - ancient tear-drop shaped tombs made of stone, in Saudi Arabia. "It's not the easiest country to break into," New Scientist quoted David Kennedy from

The world’s best preserved meteorite impact crater

Researchers studying imagery in Google Earth have discovered what may be the world's best-preserved small impact crater in the Sahara desert. The immaculate, 148 ft. wide crater was likely excavated by a fast-moving iron meteorite, a few thousand years ago, scientists said Thursday. Dubbed Kamil, the crater is remarkably

5 ancient acts of war that changed the face of the Earth

Cracked.com has compiled an interesting list of five ancient acts of war that physically altered the face of the Earth in some small way.#5 Alexander the Great Turns an Island Into a PeninsulaYou need a lot of impressive things on your resume to earn a title like "The Great," but

Old Japanese Maps On Google Earth Unveil Secrets

Recently Google added historical maps of Japan as a layer to their Google Earth software, never realizing the controversy it would cause as it shows the locations of form low-caste communities. Castes have long since been abolished, and the old buraku villages have largely faded away or been swallowed by Japan's

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