Friday, May 20, 2011

Ancient Sites - The Colosseum, Rome, Italy - GeoEye High Resolution Imagery Showcased

This satellite image of Rome, Italy was taken from 423 miles in space by the GeoEye-1 satellite on Sept. 11, 2009. The image shows the Colosseum, which has 50,000 seats and was the largest amphitheatre ever built during the Roman Empire. The GeoEye-1 satellite is owned and operated by Va.-based GeoEye, Inc. and is the world's highest resolution commercial Earth imaging satellite.

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