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Cold War satellite leads to discovery of 10,000 new sites

A recent analysis of Cold War satellite imagery has tripled the number of known archaeological sites in the Middle East. "Some of these sites are gigantic, and they were completely unknown," says atlas-team archaeologist Jesse Casana of the University of Arkansas, who presented the results. "We can see all kinds of

Spy satellites reveal Roman fortifications

Declassified spy satellite images have lead to the discovery of ancient Roman walls and fortifications in Romania. Archaeologists from two United Kingdom universities examining declassified spy photos rediscovered part of a what they believe is a series of Roman fortifications dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Although parts of the ruins

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

Spy satellite imagery reveals ancient landscape

Researchers have developed a new method to identify ancient human settlements by using satellite imagery. Beyond the impressive mounds of earth, known as tells in Arabic, that mark lost cities, researchers have found a way to give archaeologists a broader perspective of the ancient landscape. By combining spy-satellite photos obtained in