Biblical Archeology Now Aided By Cold War Satellite Imagery |

Biblical Archeology Now Aided By Cold War Satellite Imagery

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biblical archeologyThousands of 1960’s-era, CORONA spy satellite images of Israel and the Middle East have now been made available to archeologists thanks to the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at the University of Arkansas. The previously-classified, high-resolution images could offer an important glimpse into the the landscape prior to the last four decades of encroachment by modern urban and agricultural expansion. For the archaeologists working in these ancient biblical lands, this is expected to greatly aid in the uncovering of previously lost sites as well as the discovery of new ones.

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