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Thread #163442 Message #3899810
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Jan-18 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: Armchair Archaeologist (via Google Earth)
Subject: Armchair Archaeologist
Every so often I come across an archaeological article about some new discovery and then I travel to the location via Google Earth to look around. This one, to do with desert agriculture along the ancient Silk Road route yielded quite an interesting look at that part of China.
The trick is to find the way to name the place so Google Earth can find it. "Tian Shan Mountains China" got me to the area, and then if you look at the photo in the article that gives you "Bosten Lake" you can look for the lake shape and navigate to the NW to find just the right ridges and look around and see those cisterns and fields that are clearly outlined. They stretch all down and around that small river delta.
What adventures have you taken with the help of Google Earth?