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(National Geographic)   Old cold war satellite photos are finding ancient cities like Detroit   (news.nationalgeographic.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, Detroit, city, satellite imaging, Middle East, Mosul, river valleys, Digital Globe, Amman  
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2014-04-30 11:32:35 AM  
Registration required? Bad subby, no steak for you.
 
2014-04-30 11:39:25 AM  
Detroit isn't ancient, just a ruin.
 
2014-04-30 01:08:16 PM  

show me: Registration required? Bad subby, no steak for you.


THIS. Wtf? No thanks.
 
2014-04-30 01:33:02 PM  
I was going to register, but then I got high.
 
2014-04-30 02:15:56 PM  

Mark Ratner: show me: Registration required? Bad subby, no steak for you.

THIS. Wtf? No thanks.


I didn't get any message to register.


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I've never put the words Iraq and marshes together in my head before. This image shows ~1960 and ~2000 images of the same spot where marshes used to be

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-30 02:17:48 PM  
Another site with the same story, all text and all photos, if you get the register message

http://worldarcheology.blogspot.com/2014/04/old-satellite-images-rev ea l-lost-cities.html


/not subby
 
2014-04-30 02:45:11 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: ve never put the words Iraq and marshes together in my head before. This image shows ~1960 and ~2000 images of the same spot where marshes used to be


There is a reason why that area was known as "The Fertile Crescent", you know.
 
2014-04-30 03:58:25 PM  

show me: Registration required? Bad subby, no steak for you.


It's National Geographic. You should already be registered. This goes for the New York Times, too.
 
2014-04-30 04:03:59 PM  
Sometimes the best way to repair something is to completely replace it...well, maybe we
should let Putin and his bunch destroy Detroit, and then rebuild it.  Putin wouldn't have to
do much, and the local construction crews would pick up lots of new business.
 
2014-04-30 04:04:14 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Mark Ratner: show me: Registration required? Bad subby, no steak for you.

THIS. Wtf? No thanks.

I didn't get any message to register.


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I've never put the words Iraq and marshes together in my head before. This image shows ~1960 and ~2000 images of the same spot where marshes used to be

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x268]


Global Drying
 
2014-04-30 04:09:00 PM  

Li'l Robbie: Sometimes the best way to repair something is to completely replace it...well, maybe we
should let Putin and his bunch destroy Detroit, and then rebuild it.  Putin wouldn't have to
do much, and the local construction crews would pick up lots of new business.


Maybe we can convince the Canadians to do it instead. They won't have to travel as far and they would be motivated to remove the blight from their border.
 
2014-04-30 04:22:07 PM  
Register? I didn't have to register and I got to read the article anyway.
 
2014-04-30 04:39:21 PM  

MooseBayou: Global Drying


Husseinal Drainage.
 
2014-04-30 04:48:48 PM  

dittybopper: MooseBayou: Global Drying

Husseinal Drainage.


Say what you will about the man, he really did try and make Iraq a somewhat modern nation.

Some of his methods for dealing with people may have been a little less polished than we'd like to see, but Baghdad's a fairly modern city, especially compared with some of its neighbors. There's even a fairly substantial Christian population, since Saddam wasn't concerned with much besides "keeping himself in power".

He had a benevolent side, and engaged in some impressive public works. Put the old oil money to use.
 
2014-04-30 04:54:49 PM  

LazyMedia: It's National Geographic. You should already be registered. This goes for the New York Times, too.


to be fair, you're only required to register for National Geographic, the New York Times, and Selective Service when you turn 18 if you are a male. -Women and children under 18 aren't required to register I believe.
 
2014-04-30 05:08:02 PM  

Gonz: There's was even a fairly substantial Christian population


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2014-04-30 05:44:31 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: I've never put the words Iraq and marshes together in my head before. This image shows ~1960 and ~2000 images of the same spot where marshes used to be

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x268]


Well....... time marshes on.......
 
2014-04-30 07:14:34 PM  

MooseBayou: InterruptingQuirk: Mark Ratner: show me: Registration required? Bad subby, no steak for you.

THIS. Wtf? No thanks.

I didn't get any message to register.


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I've never put the words Iraq and marshes together in my head before. This image shows ~1960 and ~2000 images of the same spot where marshes used to be

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x268]

Global Drying


Saddam Hussein ordered the marshes drained to control the people who lived there. One of Bush's plans was to start restoring the marshes. They're slowly recovering now. Some people think it's the site of the Garden of Eden.
 
2014-04-30 07:33:16 PM  
That was weird.  I tried to post some relevant pics and my browser went blinky blinky and my post didn't take.

Anyway, I've got some telemetry strips from the Discoverer missions.  Chewed and peed on by mice over the years but I found them when I was cleaning out the garage.  Still have them (in a bag).

oi58.tinypic.com

oi59.tinypic.com

Someone's at the door.  BRB...
 
2014-04-30 08:27:01 PM  

jtown: That was weird.  I tried to post some relevant pics and my browser went blinky blinky and my post didn't take.

Anyway, I've got some telemetry strips from the Discoverer missions.  Chewed and peed on by mice over the years but I found them when I was cleaning out the garage.  Still have them (in a bag).

[oi58.tinypic.com image 640x480]

[oi59.tinypic.com image 640x480]

Someone's at the door.  BRB...


If you are running NoScript, see this post.
 
2014-04-30 08:42:16 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: jtown: That was weird.  I tried to post some relevant pics and my browser went blinky blinky and my post didn't take.

Anyway, I've got some telemetry strips from the Discoverer missions.  Chewed and peed on by mice over the years but I found them when I was cleaning out the garage.  Still have them (in a bag).

[oi58.tinypic.com image 640x480]

[oi59.tinypic.com image 640x480]

Someone's at the door.  BRB...

If you are running NoScript, see this post.


I assumed it was a glitch in the NSA's surveillance software.
 
2014-04-30 09:51:06 PM  

jtown: InterruptingQuirk: jtown: That was weird.  I tried to post some relevant pics and my browser went blinky blinky and my post didn't take.

Anyway, I've got some telemetry strips from the Discoverer missions.  Chewed and peed on by mice over the years but I found them when I was cleaning out the garage.  Still have them (in a bag).

[oi58.tinypic.com image 640x480]

[oi59.tinypic.com image 640x480]

Someone's at the door.  BRB...


They're on to him, he'll never be back.
 
2014-05-01 03:17:14 AM  

Khazar-Khum: Some people think it's the site of the Garden of Eden.


Because the Biblical account explicitly stating that the Tigris and Euphrates rivers run through it is not enough of a hint as to location.
 
2014-05-01 10:13:05 AM  
FTFA: Corona satellites photographed the Earth in swaths 120 miles (193 kilometers) long by 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide. Film strips were delivered from space inside parachute-equipped buckets, and the film's stretched and distorted views of the Earth required special optics to sort out. The existence of the photographs was officially kept secret until 1992.

Somehow, I think the secret was out before 1992, since I'm pretty sure this is part of the plot of Ice Station Zebra, which was written by Alistair MacLean in the 60s and turned into a halfway-decent movie shortly thereafter.

This is a really cool project, though. It's always fascinating to me to find out about these ancient civilizations that are still visible from the air millennia after they were last occupied, when from ground level, it looks like nothing. And the middle east is a perfect place for this - there's not a lot of vegetation or clouds or anything to cover up the traces at ground level.
 
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