Declassified aerial images help in finding ancient Roman wall

Declassified aerial images help in finding ancient Roman wall

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UK: Declassified aerial photographs have helped archeologist in rediscovering part of an ancient Roman wall crossing part of what is now Romania.

Bill Hanson, a professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Glasgow and Dr Ioana Oltean, a senior archaeology lecturer at the University of Exeter, studied declassified aerial pictures taken during World Wars I and II, as well as declassified images made by American spy satellites during the Cold War. Digitised copies of aerial photographs made on May 31, 1944, were particularly useful in pointing out never-before catalogued parts of the ancient Roman wall. The rediscovery has once again confirmed the potential of aerial archaeology.

Source: huffingtonpost.com