In Egypt, Archaeologists Fly Kites to Detect Ancient Sites

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In this National Geographic News article, read about the Kharga Oasis. Located 175 miles west of Luxor, the Kharga Oasis is a spectacular series of well-preserved Roman forts, possibly built on top of pharaonic ruins. Looters are preying on Kharga, destroying ruins and burial sites and dismembering Roman mummies. Now archaeologists are exploring the ruins via kites outfitted with remote-control cameras. Links to a photo gallery and related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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