The ‘Prothego’ initiative is a project which will enable scientists to study data from radar satellites to map ground movements threatening historic places.
Choirokoitia, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and was occupied from the 7th to the 4th millennium B.C., is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the eastern Mediterranean.
Its remains and the finds from the excavations there have thrown much light on the evolution of human society in this key region. Since only part of the site has been excavated, it forms an exceptional archaeological reserve for future study.
Prothego – PROTection of European cultural HEritage from GeO-hazards- will now use radar interferometry and other remote sensing techniques, combined with additional geological information, to...