Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight'

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Petra, Jordan: Huge monument found 'hiding in plain sight'

#1  Postby DougC » Jun 11, 2016 12:23 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-36498234

B.B.C. Article
A huge monument has been discovered buried under the sands at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.
Archaeologists used satellite images, drone photography and ground surveys to locate the find, according to the study published in the American Schools of Oriental Research.

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The outline of the monument can be seen from the sky (l), the other image shows some of the detail

The large platform is about as long as an Olympic swimming pool and twice as wide.
Researchers say it is unlike any other structure at the ancient site.
The study, by Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Christopher Tuttle, executive director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, describes the find as "hiding in plain sight".

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#2  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2016 6:39 am

Sarah has turned the world of archeology on it's head ....constant discoveries by use of technology from satellite to Lidar to drones.

Feet on the ground senior researchers just overwhelmed by her discoveries including the lighthouse at Rome and incredible new details surrounding the Roman Harbor

http://www.wired.com/2016/02/sarah-parcak/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explo ... ah-parcak/

She won a million dollar grant at the Ted Talks.

https://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_parcak_ ... anguage=en

She is both overwhelmed and overwhelming.....the tsunami of discoveries go on and on.

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https://www.ted.com/speakers/sarah_parcak
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#3  Postby DougC » Jun 11, 2016 6:47 am

This reminds me. She has been on RS before.

Her TED talk, that you mentioned.

And her work in Egypt.
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#4  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2016 12:55 pm

I think she was involved with the Viking speculation in Newfoundland.
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