Archive for June, 2012

Subway project unearths ancient road

June 28, 2012

The Associated Press recently announced that archaeologists in Greece have uncovered a marble-paved ancient Roman road during excavations for a new subway project.  As construction crews worked in Thessaloniki, they unearthed a 230-foot section of what was the city’s main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago.  Tools, lamps and column bases were discovered at the site and many of the paving stones contained relief carvings. Archaeologist also found the remains on another road built by the Greek 500 years earlier beneath the Roman road. To read the entire article, go here.

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World Wonders Project

June 12, 2012

Google has teamed up with UNESCO, CyArk and the World Monuments Fund to introduce an exciting new resource that allows users to virtually explore and navigate world heritage sites through panoramic street-level images. The World Wonders Project uses Google’s Street View, Panoramio and Youtube to make sites like Pompeii, ancient Kyoto and the Palace of Versailles accessible to a global audience. Users can browse by location or by themes.