When on Google Earth 29

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!

Be the first to correctly identify the site below and its major period of occupation in the comments below and you can host your own! Like some of the other hosts, we’re not sure whether this one is really difficult or really easy!


WoGE so far:
A couple of the links below appear to be dead – if anyone can fill in the blanks leave a comment!

The game comes to us from our methodological cousins in geology. Shawn Graham adopted their game, and modified it for our use at whenonge #1.

Chuck Jones had the first correct answer, and then hosted whenonge #2. The winner never identified themselves so Chuck put up whenonge #2.1.

Paul Zimmerman got the correct answer to #2.1 and hosted whenonge # 3.

Heather Baker got the correct answer to #3 and hosted whenonge # 4.

Jason Ur won, and hosted whenonge # 5.

Dan Diffendale won that, and hosted whenonge #6 .

Claire at the Geevor Mine won #6 and hosted #7, which was won by Ivan Cangemi.

Ivan presented # 8 which was hosted at Tria Corda.

Moore Group hosted # 9 on behalf of Southie Sham.

That was won by Dan Diffendale who presented # 10.

WhenonGE # 11 was hosted by PhDiva which was identified by Daniel Pett.

Daniel hosted #12 at the Portable Antiquities Blog.

Neil Silberman won 12 and hosted 13 (link unavailable!).

Chuck Jones identified it and hosted # 14.

Aphaia/PhD in the Big Wide World put up WoGE 15 which was won by Daniel Pett.

We can’t find the link for no. 16….

Paul Barford hosted WhenonGE 17 at Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues.

Scott McDonagh correctly identified 17 as Rosetta (Rashid) and presented us with the “City of 1000 Churches,” Ani.

Lindsay Allen hosted number 19.

Heather from Vienna won # 19 and presented When on Google Earth 20.

WoGE 20 was identified by the prolific Scott McDonagh.

Scott presented #21 which was won for the third time by Chuck Jones.

Chuck hosted # 22 at AWBG.

Paul Barford correctly identified the site as the amphitheatre of the military town of Aquincum (Budapest), Hungary and hosted WoGE 23.

Ferhan Sakal identifed WoGE 24 which had been hosted by Geoff Carter.

Ferhan hosted no. 25.

Lindsay won that one and subsequently gave us WoGE 26.

Woge 27 was hosted by Andrea and won by David Powell.

David Powell presented WoGE 28 which Moore Group’s Billy identified as Ross Abbey, which he overlooks from his cottage across the road… see below! Despite the fact that 3 staff members live within a 2 mile radius it still took us a while!


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  1. Geoff Carter says:

    I think its Great Zimbabwe – C11th – 14th ce

  2. Andrea says:

    Yup, that’s definitely Great Zimbabwe…

  3. Geoff Carter says:

    Thanks for that Andrea -that’s unanimous then
    Think Billy has gone fishing or they all went to the pub!

  4. declan says:

    All out of office – That’s the one Geoff. Over to you. That was quick. Youse got it while I was en route from office to post work pint to home….

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