Sunday, May 10, 2009

When On Google Earth 35

As I identified the site of Arslantepe near Malatya, Turkey (Ferhan's offering for WOGE 34), here is my challenge for WOGE 35:

I don't suppose this one is so hard ...

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!


  1. Nobody's biting Heather... I'm thinking mesoamerican?

  2. Mesoamerican? No, I can see why you suggest that, but wrong continent ...

  3. Good morning everybody! I suppose, it's a hindu temple complex with a holly pool for ritual cleaning! Must be somewhere in India. Since you wrote that "I don't suppose this one is so hard" must be one of the famous one.

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  5. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, State of Bihar, Eastern India.

    It's a world heritage site.

    Description of Unesco: "The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing in India, from the late Gupta period."

    I found also an useful web site on the Archaeological sites of India, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

  6. Well done, Ferhan! I was just about to provide a further clue when I found your post. The temple is much more readily identifiable in profile than from a bird's eye view. So it's back to you for WOGE 36.

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