>A Billion-Pixel Picture of Petra

>Scientists have developed cameras that can take pictures with a thousand-megapixels. Gigapixel technology allows users to create superhigh-resolution pictures that are ultra-zoomable. Now,
gigapixel technology is becoming a tool to improve the study of archaeological sites.

Ian Straughn, a postdoctoral archaeology fellow at Brown University, has used gigapixel technology to explore the ruins of the ancient city of Petra. Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, a first century A.D. kingdom in Jordan. The city of Petra is famous for its monumental temple.

To see a gigapixel picture of Petra, click here.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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