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Peruvian geoglyphs mapped

Dozens of geoglyphs found in southern Peri have now been mapped. Dozens of circular geoglyphs, some comprising several intertwined rings, have been identified and mapped near the ancient Peruvian town of Quilcapampa, revealing that these earthen designs were created near ancient pathways used for trade. Geoglyphs are designs, which often form shapes

Roman theatre district in Cyprus mapped

Archaeologists are working to map the theatre district at the ancient city of Nea Paphos. The University of Sydney team has been excavating at Nea Paphos for two decades under the auspices of Cyprus’ Department of Antiquities. In that time it has uncovered and studied a theatre used for performance and

Archaeologists map gladiatorial school

A team of archaeologists have used noninvasive technologies to map a gladiatorial school in Austria that dates back to the 2nd century. "It was a prison; they were prisoners," says Wolfgang Neubauer, an archaeologist at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology who led the study team. "They lived

Mapping Rome’s aqueducts

Archaeologists are employing the use of GPS, lasers and robots to map Rome’s ancient aqueducts. They abseil down access wells and clamber through crevices to access the 11 aqueducts that supplied Rome, which still run for hundreds of kilometres underground and along stunning viaducts. The mission of these "speleo-archaeologists" is to update

Airborne lasers used to map ancient city in Cambodia

Archaeologists have employed the use of airborne laser technology to map the ancient city of Mahendraparvata in Cambodia. The stunning discovery of the city, Mahendraparvata, includes temples hidden by jungle for centuries - temples that archaeologists believe have never been looted. An instrument called Lidar strapped to a helicopter which criss-crossed a

LiDar used to map new structures at El Tajin in Mexico

Researchers working in the Archaeological Zone of El Tajin in Mexico have found three new ball fields as well as other buildings after using LiDar technology to scan the area. Ph.D Guadalupe Zetina Gutierrez, investigator in the Archaeological Zone of El Tajin, allowed some of the project’s advances to be revealed.

Mapping Iran’s Archaeological sites

Researchers in Iran have completed the first phase of a project to map of Iran's archaeological sites. The map was unveiled during a ceremony at the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) in Tehran on Monday. A total of 45,000 archaeological sites appear on the map, team director Abbas Moqaddam said

World’s oldest railway tunnel to be mapped

Archaeologists will be employing the use of laser scanners to map the Butterly Gangroad in Derbyshire, England, which was built in 1793. He said: “It’s got a claim to being the oldest railway tunnel in the world, but it could have been reconstructed at some stage. There’s a lot of these

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