Tuesday, March 10, 2009

When on Google Earth, No. 10


Q: What is When on Google Earth? A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it? A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins? A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.

Q: What does the winner get? A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!















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Host:Victor:Site:Period:
1.Shawn GrahamChuck JonesTakht-i Jamshid / Persepolis terrace
Achaemenid period
2.Chuck JonesPDDChurch of Saint Simeon at Qalat Siman, Syria5th-6th c. AD
2.1.Chuck JonesPaul ZimmermanQal’at al-Bahrain
16th c. AD
3.Paul ZimmermanHeather BakerBaraqish (Yathill), YemenMinaean
4.Heather BakerJason UrMohenjo Daro
ca. 2600-1900 BC
5.Jason UrDan DiffendaleMonte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico
1st-5th centuries CE
6.Dan DiffendaleClaire of Geevor MineSegontium, Caernarfon, Wales77ish to about 390 AD
7.Claire of Geevor MineIvan CangemiCarn Euny
ca. 500 BCE-100 CE
8.Ivan CangemiSouthie ShamMonks Mound (Cahokia), Illinois USA
fl. 1050-1200
9.Southie ShamDan DiffendaleGergovia
fl. 1st c. BCE
10.Dan Diffendale


18 comments:

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

Hmmm... Frankish castle maybe..?

Dan Diffendale said...

It's roughly Frankish... but the location was occupied from much, much earlier.

Southie Sham said...

Ah, I see you removed your pre-Frankish comment... I was wondering; that would have put the castle in the early 5th century! did you mean pre-Carolingian?

Southie Sham said...

By much earlier, could it possible be a prehistoric tell somewhere in the Levant...

Dorothy King said...

I thought it might be somewhere like Qal'at Salah ed-Din, a Crusader fortress built on an old Phoenician site ... but am kinda stumped as cannot find it on Google Earth! LOL

Southie Sham said...

Dorothy, if you search under Citadel of Salah Ed-Din you'll find it. But I checked, and unless mine eyes doth decieve me, I don't think that's it...

Dorothy King said...

I am happy to believe that my eyes deceive me, so will trust yours!

I still think it's Crusader, and probably ancient Syria ... but not one of the famous ones like Krak.

gwynhyffar said...

I had thought it was Shawbak. It took me a long time to actually find it on google earth and then it didn't match. ARG! I went through all the big ones along the Syrian coast and can't find one that matches there either.

Dorothy King said...

My thoughts were that the double fortifications of that sort were more likely to be near a main caravan road or a mountain pass - rather than a coast ...

Dan Diffendale said...

You might want to consider other areas the Franks turned up...

Dorothy King said...

Doh! It's Kastro Larissa, ancient Argos ...

Dorothy King said...

Built by the Byzantines ca. 1100s, then became Frankish, then Venetian, the Ottoman. First occupation unknown on this particular site, but Argos has been inhabited since at least the Mycenean period.

Dan Diffendale said...

We have a winner... Congratulations!

Dorothy King said...

LOL - thank you. Was driving me mad, as knew I had been there ...

Now I just need to work out how to get images off Google Earth ...

Dan Diffendale said...

I usually just use a screen capture, Shift+PrintScreen on PC, Control-Command-Shift-3 on Mac, which copies your current screen to the clipboard, and then crop it out in Photoshop or what have you.

Southie Sham said...

Well done Dorothy! Nice one Dan; a real doozie!

gwynhyffar said...

After spending two days trying to figure this one out, I feel I know more about Crusader forts than I ever had before.

Dorothy King said...

Crusader fortresses are amazing so you did not waste your time learning about them!

I just posted no. 11 here - http://phdiva.blogspot.com/2009/03/when-on-google-earth-no-11.html