Six amazing discoveries found via Google Earth

Over the years there have been some amazing discoveries made using Google Earth.  We’ve shown you craters, Roman Villas, fossils, rain forests and more.  A recent story from Banoosh shows off six of the best.

We’ve seen a few of them before (like the fish trap below), but some are brand new to us.


The article on Banoosh digs into similar finds:

6 – Land of the lost
5 – Ancient mammal fossils
4 – A way to cheat at fishing
3 – A new human ancestor
2 – Remains of ancient civilizations
1 – The world’s best-preserved crater

For more, check out the full story on

What is your favorite Google Earth discovery of all time?

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Wednesday says:

    San Jose, CA just got updated imagery

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