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Old 06-10-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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Archaeologists discover massive ancient platform at Petra

Archaeologists have used satellite imagery and drone photography to discover an enormous ceremonial platform near the center of the ancient city of Petra.

Sarah Parcak and Christopher Tuttle published their finding in a new report that reveals the monument that has been, as the paper is titled, hiding in plain sight. That is all the more impressive because of the platformís size: at 184 by 161 feet, itís roughly the length of an Olympic swimming pool (and twice the width), National Geographic reports.


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Old 06-10-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Wasn't it some sort of ceremonial palace?

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