Daily Archives: 09/21/2005

Google Archaeology

Here’s a little tidbit: An Italian computer geek found the remains of an ancient Roman villa using the excellent Google Earth satellite images available on Google Maps. He was looking at satellite imagery of his home town when he noticed telltale signs of a dried up riverbed. Studying this ancient watercourse, he came across rectangular shapes that could only be a buried, man-made structure. Luca Mori describes his discovery on his blog, Quelli Della Bassi – which is currently slashdotted.