Thermal imaging in action: mini-Pompeii in Sicily?

March 14, 2018

There may be a mini-Pompeii buried under the temples located on the archaeological park of Selinunte, an ancient Greek city on the south-western coast of Sicily.

Scientists from the University of Camerino, Italy used a thermal imaging camera mounted on a drone to examine the terrain of the archaeological park. They discovered thermal anomalies leading to structures that were buried around 2,700 years ago.

“It was likely a succession of temples and tubs full of clear spring water that flowed towards the African sea offering precious refreshment to travelers at the border,” said geoarchaeologist Fabio Pallotta, a consultant at the University of Camerino and the Selinunte Archaeological Park.

You can read more about the project here.

You can read more about thermal imaging technology here.