Use the Egypt Exploration Society Delta Survey to explore the archaeology of the Nile Delta with Google EarthTM
The satellite imagery available through Google EarthTM is a valuable resource for archaeological research. The program is free for download from the Web. Use the Latitude and Longitude coordinates for the archaeological sites included in the EES Delta Survey in Google EarthTM and the viewer will take you to that location. A few areas of the Delta are at present only photographed at low resolution, but the majority is available in good-quality images. These show the present size of the sites, their surroundings, areas lost to cultivation or other development and any ancient or modern buildings.
A selection of characteristic sites has been grouped for presentation as a Google EarthTM project, showing their distribution and present condition. In other cases, links from the Delta Survey will take you directly to individual sites.
Note: Depending on yur browser, following a link will either open the file directly in GE, or download it to your desktop. In the latter case, double-click it to open it in GE or drag it to the GE window. Safari may not always access these files successfully (sometimes Refresh will help); Firefox or Internet Explorer are preferable.
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Satellite view example: The site at Tell Gumaiyima, half covered by a modern village, the rest unexcavated.