Takht-i Jamshid / Persepolis terrace, Iran
Church of Saint Simeon at Qalat Siman, Syria
5th-6th c. CE
16th c. CE
Baraqish (Yathill), Yemen
ca. 2600-1900 BCE
Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico
1st-5th centuries CE
Claire of Geevor Mine
Segontium, Caernarfon, Wales
77ish to about 390 CE
ca. 500 BCE-100 CE
Monks Mound (Cahokia), IL, USA
fl. 1st c. BCE
Kastro Larissa/Argos, Greece
ca. 1100 CE
8th century BCE–until 2nd Century CE
Caesarea Maritima, Israel
1st century CE–Present
Graceland, Memphis, TN, United States
Bam Citadel, Iran
pre-6th century BC–19th century CE
Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka
1st century BCE
Rosetta (Rashid), Egypt
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
When on Google Earth 18
Hello All. After fighting with Blogger for far too long, here is number 18 in the "When on Google Earth" series (click for larger view):
Hints (18 April 2009):
1) Not in the Americas or China.
2) It is a medieval site.
3) The river and canyon that runs diagonally through the frame marks a modern national boundary.
4) Because of the border, access to the site was restricted by permit until quite recently.
5) The conservation of the site has been a matter of some controversy in the already troubled relationship between the countries on either side of the border.
The Rules of When on Google Earth are as follows:
Q: What is When on Google Earth?
A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!
Q: How do you play it?
A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.
Q: Who wins?
A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.
Q: What does the winner get?
A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!