Sunday, November 23, 2008

ESS Delta Survey explores the archaeology of the Nile Delta with Google Earth

Egypt Exploration Society

The satellite imagery available through Google Earth is a valuable resource for archaeological research. The program is free for download from the Web. Use the Latitude and Longitude coordinates for the archaeological sites included in the EES Delta Survey in Google EarthTM and the viewer will take you to that location. A few areas of the Delta are at present only photographed at low resolution, but the majority is available in good-quality images. These show the present size of the sites, their surroundings, areas lost to cultivation or other development and any ancient or modern buildings.

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