Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tracking Genghis Khan from your Armchair - GeoEye Earth Imagery Featured in Article

The National Geographic Society is looking to enlist the help of armchair archaeologists to find the lost tomb of Genghis Khan. The society's Valley of the Khans project is looking for additional amateur archaeologists to sift through satellite imagery of the region in Mongolia provided by the GeoEye-1 and Ikonos satellites and mark what they think could be ancient tombs, roads, rivers or other anomalies. So far 5,614 users have interpreted and tagged 142,675 images that are informing the on-the-ground fieldwork of the expedition team...

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