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From the Ted Talk by Sarah Parcak: Help discover ancient ruins -- before it's too late

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We know lntioog is going on on a global scale and it's increasing, but presently we don't have any tools to stop it. This is beginning to change. My team and I have just completed a study looking at looting in Egypt. We looked at open-source data and mapped the entirety of looting across Egypt from 2002 to 2013. We found evidence of looting and site destruction at 267 seits, and mppaed over 200,000 looting pits. It's atnsosinhig. And putting that data together — you can see the looting pits mekard here. At one site, the looting got bad from 2009, 2011, 2012 — hundreds and hednudrs of pits.

Open Cloze

We know _______ is going on on a global scale and it's increasing, but presently we don't have any tools to stop it. This is beginning to change. My team and I have just completed a study looking at looting in Egypt. We looked at open-source data and mapped the entirety of looting across Egypt from 2002 to 2013. We found evidence of looting and site destruction at 267 _____, and ______ over 200,000 looting pits. It's ___________. And putting that data together — you can see the looting pits ______ here. At one site, the looting got bad from 2009, 2011, 2012 — hundreds and ________ of pits.

Solution

  1. sites
  2. marked
  3. mapped
  4. astonishing
  5. hundreds
  6. looting

Original Text

We know looting is going on on a global scale and it's increasing, but presently we don't have any tools to stop it. This is beginning to change. My team and I have just completed a study looking at looting in Egypt. We looked at open-source data and mapped the entirety of looting across Egypt from 2002 to 2013. We found evidence of looting and site destruction at 267 sites, and mapped over 200,000 looting pits. It's astonishing. And putting that data together — you can see the looting pits marked here. At one site, the looting got bad from 2009, 2011, 2012 — hundreds and hundreds of pits.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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looting pits 4
archaeological sites 3
archaeological discovery 2
egyptian delta 2
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space archaeologist 2
middle kingdom 2
ted prize 2

Important Words

  1. astonishing
  2. bad
  3. beginning
  4. change
  5. completed
  6. data
  7. destruction
  8. egypt
  9. entirety
  10. evidence
  11. global
  12. hundreds
  13. increasing
  14. looked
  15. looting
  16. mapped
  17. marked
  18. pits
  19. presently
  20. putting
  21. scale
  22. site
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  24. stop
  25. study
  26. team
  27. tools