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Saudi Arabia | New analysis of satellite imagery turns up hundreds of prehistoric “gates” in desert

Google Earth has unlocked the gates to ancient mysteries around the world.


For years, amateur and professional archaeologists have used the search engine’s satellite imagery to discover mysterious earthworks in Kazakhstan, Roman ruins, a forgotten fortress in Afghanistan and more. In the past decade, Google Earth also has helped identify thousands of burial sites and other “works of the old men,” as they’re called, scattered across Saudi Arabia.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/science/saudi-arabia-gates-google-earth.html

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