Hunting lost cities from space

17 July 2012| BBC – Science & Environment

If you want to find lost cities or the traces of ancient civilizations, Sarah Parcak believes you need to head into space.

Hunting_Long-Distance_Main

Watch Video

The professor of archaeology at the University of Alabama is a space archaeologist who uses satellite imagery to map and locate previously unknown archaeological sites in the Middle East, Europe, and across the Mediterranean.

Using the technique, she has discovered entire cities, temples and pyramids beneath the sands.

Prof. Parcak tells BBC Future about her vision for the future and why she believes that an understanding the past is crucial to the survival of mankind.

We are open for business beginning Monday, June 1st under the following guidelines.

 Monday’s the gallery is open 10am – 4pm

Tuesday's - Thursday's - By appointment only

Friday’s the gallery is open 10am – 4pm

We are available to answer your calls and emails Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm.

  • YOU MUST WEAR A MASK TO ENTER – we will be wearing masks
  • NO GROUPS of people will be admitted
  • While in the gallery please maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES
  • If we are busy with other customers you will be asked to wait outside

No public restroom available

These guidelines will remain in effect until further notice, STAY SAFE!