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South America
Sites from Satellites: Cuzco, Inka Sacrad Valley, Peru Andrew Sherratt and Francesco Menotti
Sites from Satellites: Cuzco, Inka Sacrad Valley, Peru (2004)
Seen from space is the Inka imperial capital at Cuzco.
Sites from Satellites: Lake Titikaka, Peru Andrew Sherratt and Francesco Menotti
Sites from Satellites: Lake Titikaka, Peru (2004)
Seen from space is Lake Titicaca, which occupies the centre of the mountain chain, between the Cordillera Oriental and the Cordillera Occidental, at the northern end of the intermontane plain of the Altiplano.
Sites from Satellites: Machu Picchu, Inka Sacred Valley, Peru Andrew Sherratt and Francesco Menotti
Sites from Satellites: Machu Picchu, Inka Sacred Valley, Peru (2004)
See from space is the famous site of Machu Picchu.
Sites from Satellites: Nazca Lines, Peru Andrew Sherratt and Francesco Menotti
Sites from Satellites: Nazca Lines, Peru (2004)
Seen from space are a network of artificial lines, many with astronomical orientations and aligned on low hills, which criss-cross the Pampa between the Ingenio and Nazca rivers. The lines were processional paths, created by clearing the scatter of stones on the desert surface.
Sites from Satellites: The Inka Sacrad Valley, Peru Andrew Sherratt and Francesco Menotti
Sites from Satellites: The Inka Sacrad Valley, Peru (2004)
Seen from space, is the the Sacred valley of the Inkas with the imperial capital at Cuzco and the famous site of Machu Picchu, located towards the northern edge of the Altiplano, just touched by tropical rainfall and drained by the headwaters of the Amazon.
South-East Europe
Sites from Satellites: Argissa, Magoula, Thessaly, Greece Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Argissa, Magoula, Thessaly, Greece (2004)
Seen from space, the Neolithic site of Argissa Magoula is located in the northern Greek plain of Thessaly.
Sites from Satellites: Mycenae, Greece Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Mycenae, Greece (2004)
Viewed from space, the Greek Bronze Age site of Mycenae is located on the trans-isthmian route between the Aegean and Italy, via the Gulf of Corinth.
Western Asia
Sites from Satellites: Altyn Depe, Turkmenistan Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Altyn Depe, Turkmenistan (2004)
Seen from space, Altyn Depe is a major Bronze Age centre (third and second millennia BC) in Turkmenistan, overlooking the Tedzen delta.
Sites from Satellites: Anau and Namazga, Turkmenistan Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Anau and Namazga, Turkmenistan (2004)
Seen from space, the long-lived sites of Anau and Namazga in Turkmenistan, an area that produced many important minerals and decorative stones such as turquoise.
Sites from Satellites: Bushehr, Iran Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Bushehr, Iran (2004)
Seen from space, Bushehr was an important access-point from the Persian Gulf into the mountains behind, and was probably an island in prehistoric times.
Sites from Satellites: Çatalhöyük, Turkey Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Çatalhöyük, Turkey (2004)
Seen from space, the exceptional site of Çatalhöyük occupies the largest alluvial fan in the Konya plain.
Sites from Satellites: Çayönü, Turkey Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Çayönü, Turkey (2004)
Seen from space, Çayönü is located in a fertile plain between the Upper Tigris and the intermontane basins beyond the Taurus, linked both to east and west
Sites from Satellites: Firuzabad, Iran Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Firuzabad, Iran (2004)
Seen from space, the site of Firuzabad, in south-western Iran, became important in the 3rd century AD at the beginning of the Sasanian period.
Sites from Satellites: Jericho, Jordan Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Jericho, Jordan (2004)
Seen from space, the site of Jericho located in the area of the Jordan rift, which forms a rain-shadow, between the better-watered highlands on either side. Its eastern side is punctuated by springs fed by aquifers in the Judaean hills, which provide a chain of oases along the valley.
Sites from Satellites: Kerkenes, Turkey Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Kerkenes, Turkey (2004)
Seen from space, Kerkenes is a major Iron Age (Phrygian-period) fortified city on a hilltop in central Turkey.
Sites from Satellites: Megiddo, Israel Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Megiddo, Israel (2004)
Seen from space, Megiddo was a major stronghold in the second and first millennia, at the crossing-point of two routes: 1) the major north-south route (the via maris or way of the sea) up the coast from Egypt and across to the Upper Jordan (Sea of Galilee and lake Huleh), giving onward access to Syria and the Lebanon, and 2) from the important coastal ports around Mount Carmel, by way of the Jezreel valley, to the site of Beth Shan in the Jordan valley.
Sites from Satellites: Shahr-i Sokhte, Iran Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Shahr-i Sokhte, Iran (2004)
Seen from space is the location of the major Bronze Age (3rd and early 2nd millennium BC) site of Shahr-i Sohkte.
Sites from Satellites: Susa, Iran Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Susa, Iran (2004)
Seen from space is the location of the major Bronze and Iron Age sites of Susa.
Sites from Satellites: Tell Aswad, Syria Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Tell Aswad, Syria (2004)
Seen from space, Tell Aswad, near Damascus, occupied an important position in a fertile plain on the route between the Jordan valley and the Middle Euphrates
Visualisation: Tell Brak, Syria Andrew Sherratt
Visualisation: Tell Brak, Syria (2005)
Tell Brak, in the Upper Khabur plain of NE Syria, is one of the largest prehistoric tells in northern Mesopotamia. Tell Brak formed a major nodal point in the landscape for thousands of years.
Sites from Satellites: Uruk and Ur, Iraq Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Uruk and Ur, Iraq (2004)
Seen from space, the third millennia BC sites of Uruk and Ur were occupied as major urban centres. Uruk and Ur are far from the present head of the Persian Gulf; but Ur was a sea-port and Uruk was situated on a major riverine artery.

 



How to cite this page: 'Site Visualisation: Sites From Satellites', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1, http://www.archatlas.org/atlas/visualisations.php?name=ssat, Accessed: 28 March 2017