6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries Made Using Google Earth

6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries Made Using Google Earth
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#2. Remains of Ancient Civilizations


While online looking at his town of Sorbolo in Italy via Google Earth, totally not looking for pictures of that girl who supposedly sunbathes naked in her back yard, Italian computer programmer Luca Mori happened to notice a prominent dark oval on the satellite maps over 500 yards long, with unusual shadowy rectangles nearby.

 "This is obviously a burial ground for old Google doodles."

“This is obviously a burial ground for old Google doodles.”

At first he thought they might be some kind of stain, like maybe a fly landed on the lens of the satellite. But it turned out the oval marked the former course of a long-gone river, and when he zoomed in, he found the rectangles were buried structures.

 Real archaeology involves rather more buried rectangles than Arks of the Covenant.

Real archaeology involves rather more buried rectangles than Arks of the Covenant.

It appeared to be the remains of a settlement of some kind, more specifically the remains of a villa or village. He contacted local archaeologists, who looked over the site and found ceramic pieces indicating it was a 2,000-year-old Roman villa.

“Mori’s research is interesting in its approach,” said an archaeologist at the National Archaeological Museum of Parma. Presumably this was quickly followed by a wanking motion and a questioning of all the time actual archaeologists have ever spent doing actual legwork.

 "I wish my trowel had a 27" monitor."

“I wish my trowel had a 27″ monitor.”

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  1. says

    they should have kept quiet instead of announcing it to the world where everyone can have access to the information, and therefore have access to the location.

  2. says

    Cool But I didn't like the idea of the road they build. Humans, altering everything. They should have explored on foot no matter how long it took. Now that area is destroyed.

  3. says

    fuck humans! they put a finger on avery thing! only to destroy! why the fucking hell they build a road? or why they have to go there at all? I would love to b a proctector of that zone….i will kill any one who put a foot on that place.

  4. says

    100% agreed! The person that found this out should've just kept the mouth shut. But, as always, humans have to go and fucking destroy and mess everything up. A place like this should be considered world patrimony and forbidden to set foot on, like Galapagos. Probably they destroy it, drive some species to extinction and THEN they think about protecting it. fucking retards

  5. says

    Hopefully a joke, but did the article writer just say(on page 5) "…like maybe a fly landed on the lens of the satellite…" WHY THE FRAKK NOBODY TOLD ME THAT THE FLIES ARE SPACE-TRAVELLING CREATURES?

  6. Shane Stevens says

    Now it's known & there's a road, the loggers won't be far behind, then oil prospectors, then Palm oil as far as the eye can see….

  7. says

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Cheers

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