多衛星データを用いた古代エジプト遺跡Site No. 52の発見について A discovery of the ancient Egyptian archaeological site “Site No. 52” using a wide variety of satellite data
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There are some Egyptian pharaonic sites discovered by the utilization of optical and microwave satellite data. Those discoveries suggested us that satellite data can be a powerful tool to detect unknown archaeological sites in the desert of Egypt. On the other hand, there are many Hellenistic archaeological sites at the Nile Delta. As a new application of satellite remote sensing, a wide variety of satellite data such as ALOS/PALSAR, Landsat-7/ETM+, CORONA, and WorldView-2 was used to detect Hellenistic archaeological sites distributed at the Nile delta. As a result of the study, a trace of the ground surface in a rectangular shape considered to be undiscovered Hellenistic archaeological site has been found. It is the first example in the history of archaeology of this area that a previously unknown and potential Hellenistic site of the Nile Delta was discovered by satellite data. This is a preliminary report about the discovery of Site No. 52.
- Journal of the Japan society of photogrammetry and remote sensing
Journal of the Japan society of photogrammetry and remote sensing 52(4), 200-206, 2013
Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing