Most people know the desert carvings in Peru, that resemble animals such as a hummingbird, a pelican, a monkey and a lizard as the ‘Nasca Lines‘. They were first discovered by Peruvian archaeologist Toribio Mejía Xesspe in 1927 and have since become a famous tourist attraction. Now, with the help of drones, some 50 more geoglyphs have been discovered some of which are 2,500 years old.
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Drone technology aids in the discovery of a mysterious ancient structure at a military training ground in Israel. Archaeologists used a camera-equipped drone to locate a 2,200-year-old structure in the heart of an Israeli military training area. The structure, which could be a temple or a palace from the ancient Idumean culture, dating back to the Hellenistic period, when Greek influences were strong in the region, has been excavated by a team of experts from the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.