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Satellites unearthing ancient Egyptian ruins

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    Satellites unearthing ancient Egyptian ruins CNN, December 23, 2008 Archaeologists believe they have unearthed only a small fraction of Egypt s ancient ruins,
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      Satellites unearthing ancient Egyptian ruins
      CNN, December 23, 2008

      Archaeologists believe they have unearthed only a small fraction of
      Egypt's ancient ruins, but they're making new discoveries with help from
      high-tech allies -- satellites that peer into the past from the distance
      of space. "Everyone's becoming more aware of this technology and what it
      can do," said Sarah Parcak, an archaeologist who heads the Laboratory
      for Global Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "There is
      so much to learn." Images from space have been around for decades. Yet
      only in the past decade or so has the resolution of images from
      commercial satellites sharpened enough to be of much use to
      archaeologists. Today, scientists can use them to locate ruins -- some
      no bigger than a small living room -- in some of the most remote and
      forbidding places on the planet.

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