Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Lasers and Robots to Gates of Hell

Lasers and robots explore the hidden aqueducts of ancient Rome.
Almost 2,000 years ago, incredible Roman engineers carved aqueducts to supply fresh water to the city of Rome. Whilst these "hidden" aqueducts were discovered pre-WWI, modern-day technology has given researchers new insights into these ancient engineers' methodologies and techniques. This modern technology includes an "archeo-robot," laser "range-findings," and  3D scanners;  these state of the art technologies allow researchers and explorers to properly map, investigate, and measure the precision of the aqueduct's architecture. Read the entire article at The Telegraph here.

From bullwhip to ray gun: archaeologists today make Indiana Jones look like ancient history.
"Indiana Jones may be the best-known fictional archaeologist, but his bullwhip pales in comparison with some of the field's actual tools." Read more on the growing technology that assists archaeologists today here at NBC.

Turkey: Italians discover gate to hell.
The mythical "Gate to Hell" is thought to have been discovered in the ancient city of Hierapolis. The cave, also known as Pluto's Gate or Plutonium, is thought to be the entrance to the Underworld or Hades that the dead passed through. While the cave itself has yet to be fully explored, researchers believe that this is the infamous gate that Cicero and Strabo described. Read more of this discovery and the finding of a Cerebus statue in the ANSAmed article here.

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