PICTURES: Venice "Ancestor" City Revealed

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Aerial pictures of croplands taken in near-infrared light (left) help highlight the contrast between plants growing on top of structures such as walls and building foundations and those growing over canals long since filled in with sediment. Such images allowed researchers to map the extent and layout of Altinum's remains.

"If you look at it from the air, you see the geometry of these plants, which show underground the geometry of the structure," said Mozzi, co-author of the July 2009 study.
—Image courtesy Andrea Ninfo, Alessandro Fontana, Paolo Mozzi, and Francesco Ferrarese via Science/AAAS
 
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