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TED speakers discuss the 125th anniversary of National GeographicTED speakers discuss the 125th anniversary of National Geographic

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Happy birthday, National Geographic. The intrepid magazine turns 125-years-old this month. Yesterday, NPR’s Talk of the Nation invited TED speakers Robert Ballard and Sarah Parcak on the air to discuss the notable anniversary. Ballard, who is a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, talked about a recent expedition to the Black Sea, where he discovered a very well-preserved […]

Culture

TED Fellow and space archaeologist Sarah Parcak heads to ancient RomeTED Fellow and space archaeologist Sarah Parcak heads to ancient Rome

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED Fellow Sarah Parcak is a “space archaeologist” who uses infrared technology coupled with satellite imagery to discover previously hidden ancient structures and cities. In this exciting talk from TED2012, she shares how she helped unearth an unknown Ancient Egyptian city through satellite imaging. Now, Parcak is turning her attention to Ancient Rome in a […]

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Doing archeology from space: Sarah Parcak at TED2012Doing archeology from space: Sarah Parcak at TED2012

Posted By Karen Eng

Photo: James Duncan Davidson Space archeology pioneer and Egyptologist Sarah Parcak zooms out from the moment 90 years ago when Howard Carter peered by candlelight into King Tut’s tomb to a new age of archaeological discovery: seeking ancient civilization by 21st-century candlelight. Sarah uses satellite imagery to find evidence of ancient Egyptian cities. Take the […]