26 April, 2009

When on Google Earth 24

As the winner of the puzzle set by Paul Barford:
it falls to me to set this When on Google Earth, no clues, it only makes it more frustrating, - Good luck all

The Rules of When on Google Earth are as follows:
Q: What is When on Google Earth?
A: It’s a game for archaeologists, or anybody else willing to have a go!

Q: How do you play it?
A: Simple, you try to identify the site in the picture.

Q: Who wins?
A: The first person to correctly identify the site, including its major period of occupation, wins the game.

Q: What does the winner get?
A: The winner gets bragging rights and the chance to host the next When on Google Earth on his/her own blog!
Previous winners:
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Host:
Victor:
Site:
Period:
1
Chuck Jones
Takht-i Jamshid / Persepolis terrace, Iran
Achaemenid period
2
PDD
Church of Saint Simeon at Qalat Siman, Syria
5th-6th c. CE
2.1
Paul Zimmerman
Qal’at al-Bahrain
16th c. CE
3
Heather Baker
Baraqish (Yathill), Yemen
Minaean
4
Jason Ur
Mohenjo Daro,
ca. 2600-1900 BCE
5
Dan Diffendale
Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Mexico
1st-5th centuries CE
6
Claire of Geevor Mine
Segontium, Caernarfon, Wales
77ish to about 390 CE
7
Ivan Cangemi
Carn Euny
ca. 500 BCE-100 CE
8
Southie Sham
Monks Mound (Cahokia), IL, USA
fl. 1050-1200
9
Dan Diffendale
Gergovia
fl. 1st c. BCE
10
Dorothy King
Kastro Larissa/Argos, Greece
ca. 1100 CE
11
Daniel Pett
Utica, Tunisia
8th century BCE–until 2nd Century CE
12
Neil Silberman
Caesarea Maritima, Israel
1st century CE–Present
13
Chuck Jones
Graceland, Memphis, TN, United States
1939 CE–Present
14
Aphaia
Bam Citadel, Iran
pre-6th century BC–19th century CE
15
Daniel Pett
Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
Classical Greek–present
16
Paul Barford
Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka
1st century BCE
17
Scott McDonough
Rosetta (Rashid), Egypt
Ptolemaic, Mamluk
18
Lindsay Allen
Ani, Turkey
Medieval, 10th-14th centuries CE
19
Heather in Vienna
South Shields, England, UK
Roman Imperial
20
Scott McDonough
Suomenlinna/Sveaborg fortress, Helsinki, Finland
1748-present
21
Chuck Jones
Derbent, Republic of Dagestan

Sasanian-present
22
Paul Barford
Amphitheatre of Aquincum (Budapest), Hungary
Roman
23
Geoff Carter
The Cursus, (Stonehenge) Wiltshire
Neolithic
24
Ferhan Sakal
The Heuneburg, South Germany
Iron Age
25
Ferhan Sakal

11 comments:

Paul Barford said...

Phew, I thought it was going to be a posthole cluster somewhere.

Geoff Carter said...

. . . there may be lots of postholes there, or fewer than might be expected, - I had thought of posting Woodhenge - but I would have insisted on a correct interpretation! (it’s a building).

Ferhan Sakal said...

Hi there! It's the citadel of Heuneburg, one of the important Early Celtic sites in Central Europe, which is located in Herbertingen, Baden Württemberg, Germany.

The site was founded around 15th century BCE, but the Early Celtic period is the famous one, the time between the 7th to 5th centuries BCE.
Very unusual is the about 4 m high mud-brick wall of the citadel (around 600 BCE), which has no parallels north of the Alps. It's an imitation contemporary walls in the Mediterranean region.

Geoff Carter said...

Congratulations you win!
And good luck with next one

The solution to When on Google earth 24 is indead the Heuneburg Hill Fort, situated on a spur overlooking the Danube in Southern Germany.

Its most prominent phase of occupation was Late Hallstatt Iron Age C6th bce, and its initial occupation was in the middle Bronze Age Urnfield period.

It also provides an excellent illustration of the first millennium bce change from post and lintel architecture to the use of load baring walls, - just to get postholes in somewhere.

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

And make sure you post a notice here of where it is!

Vincent said...
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Vincent said...

Hi Geoff, congratulations on winning the last "When on Google Earth 24".

Ferhan Sakal said...

Here is WOGE 25, have fun!
http://ferhans.blogspot.com/2009/04/when-on-google-earth-25.html

Geoff Carter said...

Trails has got as far as: WOGE 27

http://woge27.blogspot.com/2009/04/when-on-google-earth-27.html#comments

Geoff Carter said...

When on Google Earth 28 is at:
http://studenda.blogspot.com/2009/04/when-on-google-earth-28.html

Geoff Carter said...

WOGE 29 at:
http://mooregroup.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/when-on-google-earth-29/