Wednesday, April 22, 2009

When on Google Earth 22




The Rules of When on Google Earth are as follows:
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!

Previous winners:



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Host:

Victor:

Site:

Period:

1

Shawn Graham

Chuck Jones

Takht-i Jamshid / Persepolis terrace, Iran

Achaemenid period

2

Chuck Jones

PDD

Church of Saint Simeon at Qalat Siman, Syria

5th-6th c. CE

2.1

Chuck Jones

Paul Zimmerman

Qal’at al-Bahrain

16th c. CE

3

Paul Zimmerman

Heather Baker

Baraqish (Yathill), Yemen

Minaean

4

Heather Baker

Jason Ur

Mohenjo Daro,

ca. 2600-1900 BCE

5

Jason Ur

Dan Diffendale

Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico

1st-5th centuries CE

6

Dan Diffendale

Claire of Geevor Mine

Segontium, Caernarfon, Wales

77ish to about 390 CE

7

Claire of Geevor Mine

Ivan Cangemi

Carn Euny

ca. 500 BCE-100 CE

8

Ivan Cangemi

Southie Sham

Monks Mound (Cahokia), IL, USA

fl. 1050-1200

9

Southie Sham

Dan Diffendale

Gergovia

fl. 1st c. BCE

10

Dan Diffendale

Dorothy King

Kastro Larissa/Argos, Greece

ca. 1100 CE

11

Dorothy King

Daniel Pett

Utica, Tunisia

8th century BCE–until 2nd Century CE

12

Daniel Pett

Neil Silberman

Caesarea Maritima, Israel

1st century CE–Present

13

Neil Silberman

Chuck Jones

Graceland, Memphis, TN, United States

1939 CE–Present

14

Chuck Jones

Aphaia

Bam Citadel, Iran

pre-6th century BC–19th century CE

15

Aphaia

Daniel Pett

Myrina, Lemnos, Greece

Classical Greek–present

16

Daniel Pett

Paul Barford

Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka

1st century BCE

17

Paul Barford

Scott McDonough

Rosetta (Rashid), Egypt

Ptolemaic, Mamluk

18

Scott McDonough

Lindsay Allen

Ani, Turkey

Medieval, 10th-14th centuries CE

19

Lindsay Allen

Heather in Vienna

South Shields, England, UK

Roman Imperial

20

Heather in Vienna

Scott McDonough

Suomenlinna/Sveaborg fortress, Helsinki, Finland

1748-present

21

Scott McDonough

Chuck Jones

Derbent, Republic of Dagestan

Sasanian-present


8 comments:

Andrew said...

My guess is somewhere in Mexico (for the record).

I love the competition, very interesting!

Paul Barford said...

It is the amphitheatre of the military town of Aquincum (Budapest), Hungary. Built in stone around an earthen core around AD 145 by the engineering unit of legion II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. The stands may have accommodated as many as 10-13 thousand people, making this one of the largest outside Italy.

I assume it went out of use as an amphitheatre in the fourth/early fifth century with the collapse of the Roman province, though there was a theory that its ruins were used as a camp by the Magyars in the ninth/tenth centuries.

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

I figured Paul would get this one!. Very good, it's all yours.

-Chuck-

Paul Barford said...

Why me? I was the one looking for South Shields in Wales!

OK, I found a possible one on GoogleEarth, but am teaching this evening. I'll have a think about it and put it up tomorrow.

Paul Barford said...

OK this is WOGE 23.

http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2009/04/when-on-google-earth-23.html

Good luck.

[If somebody would like to tell me off-list how I can insert this table into my blog, I'll add it. Also how did you do the 'click to get a larger picture' trick?]

Paul Barford said...

Whoops, I have ju\st been reprimanded 9ever so politely) by heather that I forgot to put the link to the page on my blog with WOGE 23... Sorry to any that might have been waiting. It is here.
http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2009/04/when-on-google-earth-23.html

But Geoff Carver has already solved it, and we are waiting for a link to his, I will put it up on my blog the moment he thinks up one.

Once again apologies for not giving the link in time, I was doing several things at once at the end of last week and should not have been indulging myself in WOGE...

Paul Barford said...

Beg pardon, wrong archaeological Geoff, Geoff Carter of course I meant.

Geoff Carter said...

When on Google Earth 24 is now posted at:
http://structuralarchaeology.blogspot.com/2009/04/when-on-google-earth-24.html

Good luck all