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A study of Cold War spy-satellite photos has tripled the number of known archaeological sites across the Middle East, revealing thousands of ancient cities, roads, canals, and other ruins.
Story from National Geographic
The team had started with a list of roughly 4,500 known archaeological sites across the Middle East..... The spy-satellite images revealed another 10,000 that had previously been unknown.
The largest sites, in Syria and Turkey, are most likely Bronze Age cities
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Wow, 10,000 more sites!! Amazing.
As one of the commenters said - we just need to get people to stop shooting at each other in these unfortunate zones, and digs can commence! Don't hold your breath though.
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DONT make those sites public, or any terrorist will bulldoze the entire area, having no interest with its ancient past.