Donnerstag, 21. Mai 2009

When on Google Earth 40

After having won WOGE 39 with a lot of help from Andrea's clues (and Wikipedia's "List of ancient Egyptian sites" as well as the fact that it's a bank holiday here in Germany and I had nothing better to do) here is WOGE 40.



But first the rules:





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!




I don't know whether this will be easy or hard but it's a pretty well known site so I don't expect it to last too long.



Here we go:


















The archaeologically interesting part is the hill directly to the south-east of the modern houses.

Have fun and good luck!


EDIT:


Since nobody has found out yet here's a second picture, courtesy of Windows Live Local.


You can see the modern farm better in this one which should allow you to determine the country we're in.


















OK, clues:

We're in Northern Europe.
The site is a gravefield.
The site is very close to the centre of power of the svear kings.

Kommentare:

  1. Do you need more hints or is nobody even reading this?

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  2. I'm reading but I have no idea! ;)

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  3. Ah ha!

    It the Valsgärde grave field:

    Swedish Vendel Age (part of the Iron age (c. 550–793) and the Viking Age); it was used for more than 300 years. The first ship burial is from the 6th century and the last graves are from the 11th century.

    Very cool :) That was a tricky one!

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  4. Yes!
    Well done!

    I guess it's back to you, Andrea.

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  5. Here is WOGE 41: http://woge41.blogspot.com/

    also, I've created a Facebook group 'When on Google Earth' to keep everyone notified. JOIN!

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