Archaeologists have succeeded in mapping out an entire ancient city, FALERI NOVI, in Italy which remains completely buried under ground using a cool Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology, that was towed behind a quad bike.
⏳Is situated 50km north of Rome, & was founded in 241 BC during the Roman Republic.
⏳It was inhabited until around AD 700 in the early Middle Ages, after which it was largely abandoned.
⏳Around 75 acres of land in order to develop images of structures hidden deep beneath the surface.
⏳Without doing any digging, GPR technology revealed details of a bath complex, market, temple, a public monument & the city’s sprawling network of water pipes.
How does GPR technology work?
♒️ GPR technology sends radio waves to bounce off objects, using the echo to build up a picture of objects at different depths underground.
♒️ This technology helps reveal astonishing details of ancient settlements, making it possible to detect and explore large-scale archaeological sites trapped beneath Earth’s surface without having to carry out time consuming and costly excavations.
What wonders of the ancient world will archaeologists find next?