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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Satellite Images And Drones Used To Find Huge Monument Previously Hidden: Petra

Archaeologists Just Used Satellites and Drones to Find a Huge Hidden Monument at Petra

Matt Hershberger | June 10, 2016

Petra is already one of the most beautiful and mystifying places in the world, but the Jordanian heritage site just got a little bit more mysterious. Archaeologists, using satellite and drone imagery, have discovered a new monument that’s approximately the size of an Olympic swimming pool “hiding in plain sight.”

"An overhead image of the monument photographed from a drone, and a detail overlay of the surface features in which the image is rotated 90 degrees clockwise." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Massive New Monument Found in Petra. Satellites and drones helped reveal huge ceremonial platform near the ancient city’s center. June 8, 2016) and (Archaeologists Find Gigantic Ancient Monument in Jordan. In the ancient city of Petra, Google Earth and drones helped uncover remnants of a platform the size of an Olympic swimming pool. June 9, 2016)>

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