Lost civilisations shown from space

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Apr 21, 2017 18:35:00

Ever suspicion about a good mislaid civilisation — a Maya of Central America, say, or a Indus of South-East Asia — and thought: what does that ancient site demeanour like now?

Google’s got we covered.

A new underline from a tech giant, called Lost Civilisations, lets we explore, regulating Google Earth technology, those tools of a universe in a benefaction day.

Some, like a Nabaya Playa — home to a tiny village 10,000 years ago in what is now a Egyptian Sahara — are small some-more than dull expanses of desert.

Other places are still occupied. Collinsville, in suburban Illinois, was a abounding Indigenous village famous as Cahokia between 600 and 1400AD. Google’s apparatus lets we try what stays (spoiler: not much).

Here are a few of a other mislaid civilisations, and how those locations demeanour today.

Niya, China, a city on a Silk Road 1,600 years ago

Niya, China.
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Niya is in a Taklamakan Desert in a Zinjiang range of China. (Supplied: Google Earth)

Cahokia, United States, a city of gritty mounds built before Europeans arrived

Cahokia, United States.
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Cahokia is in Collinsville, Illinois in a United States. (Supplied: Google Earth)

Angkor Wat, Cambodia, a large civic centre during a Khmer Empire, 1000-1200AD

Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
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Angkor Wat is in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Supplied: Google Earth)

The Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan, built in a 1100s

The Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan.
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The Minaret of Jam is in a Shahrak District of Afghanistan. (Supplied: Google Earth)

The Maya, Mexico, a abounding sovereignty in a initial millennium AD

The Maya, Mexico.
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The Maya is during Tulum in Mexico. (Supplied: Google Earth)

Catalhoyuk, executive Turkey, was a village but roads 7,000-9,000 years ago

Catalhoyuk, Turkey.
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Catalhoyuk is during Anatolia in Turkey. (Supplied: Google Earth)

Indus or Harappan, Pakistan, a vital race centre deserted 3,000 years ago

Indus or Harappan, Pakistan.
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Indus or Harappan is during Sindh in Pakistan. (Supplied: Google Earth)

Gobekli Tepe, Turkey, a nest-like structure of walls some-more than 10,000 years old

Gobekli Tepe, Turkey.
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Gobekli Tepe is during Orencik in Turkey. (Supplied: Google Earth)

Nabta Playa, Egypt, a village between 7,000 and 6,500 BC

Nabta Playa, Egypt.
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Nabta Playa is in a Nubian Desert in Egypt. (Supplied: Google Earth)

Topics:

history,

internet-technology,

human-interest,

united-states,

egypt,

china,

afghanistan,

cambodia,

mexico,

turkey,

pakistan

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Apr 21, 2017 17:04:42

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