University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Eleanor Emlen Myers

Low-Altitude Aerial Photography in Crete

By: J. Wilson Myers and Eleanor Emlen Myers

As early as 1930, at the fortress tell of Megiddo, the biblical Armageddon, vertical bal­loon photographs were used to help interpret the unusually complex and confusing patterns revealed by that excavation. Made at lower altitudes than those possible from airplanes, such photographs recorded and pre­served details and relationships not always noticed at ground level and […]