The Saudian Arabian Stonehedge Unveiled By Google Earth

In the November issue of Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, researchers examining the Saudi Arabian desert have found around 400 unreported stone structures likely built by nomadic tribes thousands of years ago. Most of them are clustered in Harrat Khaybar, a region in west-central Saudi Arabia known for its now-extinct volcanic domes. Neurologist Abdullah Al-Saeed, who now leads… Continue Reading →

Archaeology with Google

Using Google Earth to uncover secrets, Luca Mori, an Italian computer programmer stumbled across an ancient Roman ruin almost right in his own backyard. What is Google Earth you maybe asking? Well well well, according to Google this is what they say about their free product, “Google Earth puts a planet’s worth of imagery and… Continue Reading →

The Fate of Arabian Archaeology

I stumbled upon this news piece in The Times regarding archaeology in Saudia Arabia. I wanted to share it with you all because of last week’s discussion of handaxes from the neighboring UAE. The article describes how archaeologists have been using Google Earth to survey for sites and have identified possibly 2,000 or so potential… Continue Reading →

Uncovering more of Angkor Wat

So far National Geographic and the BBC News are running some amazing archaeological news coming out from Cambodia’s Angkor Wat. “…Jungle-penetrating radar has revealed traces of vast suburban sprawl surrounding the many temples and the walled central city of Angkor Thom. Extensive waterworks threaded through the low-density development, channeling the flow of three rivers through… Continue Reading →

Shedding light on the Nasca lines

Science has just put out a news piece updating us on new research about the Nasca lines, which are located in the Peruvian Desert. It is titled, “Digging Into a Desert Mystery.” I consider the Nasca, or Nazca, a mysterious culture, especially after a headless man was found and reported on in June. The Nasca… Continue Reading →

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