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Abandoned Roman town of Interamna Lirenas mapped by researchers

Researchers have mapped the ancient Roman town of Interamna Lirenas in Italy which was abandoned 1,500 years ago. The street plan reveals the location of a theatre, marketplace and other buildings on the site of Interamna Lirenas in the Liri Valley of Southern Lazio. It debunks previous views that the town, originally

3D-mapping reveals 100 buried Maya buildings

Special three-dimensional mapping has removed hundreds of years worth of jungle growth from nearly 100 Maya buildings in the ancient city of Holtun (Head of Stone). Though it's long been known to locals that something—something big—is buried in this patch of Guatemalan rain forest, it's only now that archaeologists are able

3D mapping the Titanic

A team of scientists are about to set off on an expedition to map the Titanic in 3D. The expedition to the site 2 1/2 miles beneath the North Atlantic is billed as the most advanced scientific mission to the Titanic wreck since its discovery 25 years ago. The 20-day

Virtually excavating Stonehenge

Archaeologists are digitally mapping Stonehenge and it's surrounding terrain with pinpoint accuracy. The millions of measurements will then be analysed and incorporated into gaming technology to produce 2D and 3D images. The research will take three years. Equipment will be spread over an area spanning 4km this year and

Ten maps that changed the world

The Daily Mail has put together a fascinating list of ten maps which changed the world. [Thx Tron] 3. CHINESE GLOBE, 1623 Made for the Chinese Emperor, this is the earliest known Chinese terrestrial globe, and a fusion of East and Western cultures. Its creators are thought to be

Mapping Gallipoli’s underwater terrain

A team of archaeologists are heading to Turkey to carry out the first large-scale mapping of the Gallipoli's underwater terrain. he team is also hoping to find military relics like the remains of small boats, ammunition and what is left of battlefield jetties. NSW state maritime archaeologist and team

Mapping Iraq’s ancient cities

Here is an interesting article about how the US military is creating maps showing Iraq's ancient cities. "Back in June, one of the engineers working on future operations wanted to see all the archeological sites in Iraq," Peters recalled. "Everybody knows this is the cradle of civilization. There's Babylon, Ur, some pretty

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