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!

Previous winners:

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Host:

Victor:

Site:

Period:

1

Shawn Graham

Chuck Jones

Takht-i Jamshid / Persepolis terrace, Iran

Achaemenid period

2

Chuck Jones

PDD

Church of Saint Simeon at Qalat Siman, Syria

5th-6th c. CE

2.1

Chuck Jones

Paul Zimmerman

Qal’at al-Bahrain

16th c. CE

3

Paul Zimmerman

Heather Baker

Baraqish (Yathill), Yemen

Minaean

4

Heather Baker

Jason Ur

Mohenjo Daro,

ca. 2600-1900 BCE

5

Jason Ur

Dan Diffendale

Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico

1st-5th centuries CE

6

Dan Diffendale

Claire of Geevor Mine

Segontium, Caernarfon, Wales

77ish to about 390 CE

7

Claire of Geevor Mine

Ivan Cangemi

Carn Euny

ca. 500 BCE-100 CE

8

Ivan Cangemi

Southie Sham

Monks Mound (Cahokia), IL, USA

fl. 1050-1200

9

Southie Sham

Dan Diffendale

Gergovia

fl. 1st c. BCE

10

Dan Diffendale

Dorothy King

Kastro Larissa/Argos, Greece

ca. 1100 CE

11

Dorothy King

Daniel Pett

Utica, Tunisia

8th century BCE–until 2nd Century CE

12

Daniel Pett

Neil Silberman

Caesarea Maritima, Israel

1st century CE–Present

13

Neil Silberman

Chuck Jones

Graceland, Memphis, TN, United States

1939 CE–Present

14

Chuck Jones

Aphaia

Bam Citadel, Iran

pre-6th century BC–19th century CE

15

Aphaia

Daniel Pett

Myrina, Lemnos, Greece

Classical Greek–present

16

Daniel Pett

Paul Barford

Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka

1st century BCE

17

Paul Barford

Scott McDonough

Rosetta (Rashid), Egypt

Ptolemaic, Mamluk


19 comments:

  1. Hopefully I haven't zoomed out too far, it's a BIG site!

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  2. (Haphazard guess without looking anything up yet) Is that the Great Wall of China, started in the Qin and ended in the Ming.

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  3. Well, maybe not that big...about 0.7 km by 1.7 km (at widest point inside the walls).

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  4. Not Chaco Canyon, but contemporary with it in another part of the world.

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  5. Might I humbly suggest that in the event of several days passing without anyone even trying to guess the correct location; might the site owner not post a hint or two to speed things along? With all due respect, but some of these sites being chosen are so abundant in number and common to so many geographic areas and cultures, there is no way to know where to even begin looking.

    Please take this not as a personal criticism, but as a constructive suggestions aimed at all.

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  6. Sorry about that. To be honest, I haven't been able to tell whether anyone was actually looking.

    Hints so far:
    1) Not in the Americas or China.
    2) It is a medieval site

    New hints:
    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.

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  7. Okay, I suspected Armenia/Turkey from the clue... and spooling down the border, I found Ani.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani

    Lindsay

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  8. whoops, I'm supposed to add more, and not post wiki link... *note to self: read rules next time*

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  9. Okay, Ani, 9th-14th century, punctuated by some army-related trauma.
    (ID change due to first one appearing unduly mysterious)

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  10. Lindsay the futurist already has a link (heh!) to When on Google Earth 19

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  11. It's late... Technical accomplishments (and reading comprehension) are proving beyond my capabilities...

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  12. Lindsay takes it! The "City of 1000 Churches," Ani. For photos, see here: http://www.panoramio.com/map/#lt=40.5075&ln=43.572778&z=0

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  13. yey! currently developing a bit of a feud with Blogger. Also frustrated with Google earth. Hopefully normal service resuming soon...

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  14. Let me know if I can be of any technical assistance.

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  15. Right. I think I've got it.

    Can you see this?

    http://woge19.blogspot.com/

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