Scientists Discover the Purpose of a Mysterious 3700-Year-Old Babylonian Tablet

Scientists solve the mystery of an ancient Babylonian tablet, rewriting history. They think the tablet has much to teach us.

Plimpton 322 tablet. Credit: UNSW.

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"Space Archaeologists" Find Hundreds of Pyramids, Lost Tombs, and Forgotten Cities

If Indiana Jones and Google Earth had a love child, it would be GlobalXplorer, a "space archaeology" software by TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak.

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak is allowing anyone in the world with an internet connection to participate in discovering new archaeological sites, and protect vulnerable archeological sites from looting. Using the $1 million she got from winning the TED Prize as well as support from the National Geographic Society and DigitalGlobe, she recently launched GlobalXplorer. The organization seeks to engage people from all backgrounds in finding and preserving archaeological sites through the use of satellite images. The methods in question have, according to GlobalXplorer’s website, already produced impressive results. It notes:

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