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Contest #450

We asked for submissions to use for this special contest, and received about 40. Charley, Paul and I went through them and decided we could not pick just one, so you get two images to find.

Image 450-1:

Image 450-2:

Submit the usual comments – each image individually or both together. There are 4 points up for grabs here.

May 27th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #449, Just east of the Pancevo Bridge, Belgrade, Serbia

Which was not exactly the subject of the search, but perhaps we got a little too detailed.

What started this whole thing was the discovery that the very first shots fired in the Great War (1914-1918) were by the Austro-Hungarian gunboat Bodrog, which is still extant, sitting by a sandbank in Belgrade:

The Bodrog as she appeared in 1914:

Here she is bombarding Belgrade:

And here she is today:

Various nations have owned her since then, and there have been some name changes. Here’s the Wiki article telling the whole story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslav_monitor_Sava

And an article with a little more technical detail:

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/bodrog-wwimonitor.html

Well, nobody got it before the hint, and nobody identified Bodrog. It was, admittedly, pretty obscure. We’ll have to do more of these!

All those that got to Belgrade, just east of the bridge:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Glenmorren

And congratulations! Now await contest 450

May 27th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #449 Hint

First of the guns of August. Technically very late July.

May 25th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #449

May 20th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #448 – Meroë, Sudan, home of the Meroë Pyramids

Jewish tradition holds that before Moses was revealed as a Hebrew, while he was still an Egyptian prince, he commanded an army that defeated the Ethiopians at a town called Saba, which he renamed Meroë. The Ethiopian king’s daughter was apparently quite enamored with Moses, and she agreed to turn the city over to his army in exchange for marrying her. According to Josephus, he not only married her, but they produced at least one child. There’s probably a Dan Brown book coming any day about all this.

Anyway, Meroë is the home of the Meroë Pyramids. All together, there are 50 pyramids in the vicinity, more than in all of Egypt. They were constructed between about 750 BCE and 350 AD.

Meroe Westfriedhof

Meroe Südfriedhof

Those who found the site before the hint:

  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • Marisa Boraas
  • Paul Voestermans
  • joe9000
  • Garfield
  • Junebug
  • Lelie
  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • Ann K.
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • mehmet durmus

And after the hint:

  • Glenmorren
  • Jesus Rodriguez

May 20th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #448 Hint

This UNESCO World Heritage Site was supposedly conquered by Moses before the whole burning bush thing.

May 18th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Upcoming contest 450 – your turn to find the location!

To celebrate the 450th contest in WhereOnGoogleEarth.net, which started back on February 12th, 2008 with an image of Ground Zero in New York City, we are going to run another contest similar to the one we had just prior to #400 and let you submit locations for us to choose from.

Please comment as usual on this post – giving us the latitude and longitude of the location as well as why you chose this spot. We will accept submissions from players before Wednesday, May 25.

We will sort through submissions and promise to choose a good one for 450!

May 13th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #448

#448

May 13th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Contest #447: Puquios, near Nazca, Peru

Puquios is a large aquaduct and irrigation system thought to have been constructed by a pre-Columbian civilization in Peru about 2000 years ago. The spiral holes are called “ojo” or “eyes” and were, for most of our age, thought to be only for accessing the underground aquaducts and cleaning of the water tunnels. Recently, though, Italian scientists and forumlated a theory that the shape of the hole creates an air funnel that actually helps push the water along through the tunnels.

Puquios aqueduct Nazca Peru.JPG
By Ab5602

Those who fell into the wells before the hint included:

  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Ann K.
  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Eloy Cano
  • Junebug
  • Marisa Boraas
  • Garfield
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • joe9000
  • Glenmorren
  • Lelie
  • Max_Power
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • steven simmons

After the hint:

  • Robin
  • rob de wolff
  • mehmet durmus

May 13th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #447 Hint

Been around for 2000 years, some Italian scientists JUST figured out what their actual purpose is.

May 11th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments