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Thursday, September 22, 2005
Internet mapping out the ancient?


story from http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1574568,00.html
Ancient villa discovered thanks to internet maps

David Adam
Wednesday September 21, 2005
The Guardian


An Italian computer programmer has discovered the remains of an ancient Roman villa after browsing maps and photographs downloaded from the internet.

Luca Mori was looking at Google Earth images of the region around his town of Sorbolo, near Parma, when he noticed a shaded oval area more than 500 metres (1,640ft) long, which marked the path of an ancient river.

He reasoned that curious rectangular shadows nearby must be a buried structure and alerted the National Archaeological Museum of Parma. Ceramic fragments found at the site indicate a Roman villa.

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This would be so awesome! Imagine surfing along and finding something odd. Having it turn out to really be something would be awesome (wait, I said that already). *snort*
posted by mandymroth @ 7:03 AM  
2 Comments:
  • At 10:50 AM, Blogger Michelle Pillow said…

    Does me finding you on the internet today count as finding something odd? lol

    Hmm, this is the perfect excuse not to work on books and to surf the net! That's right, I'm out to discover...something AWESOME!!! WHOO HOO!!!

     
  • At 11:35 PM, Blogger tracee said…

    cool map

     
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