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Olivier Barge
published on 18 November 2014

Extracts of satellite images from Google Earth and Bing of kites from the Harrat-al-Sham in Jordan (above left), Qaratein area in Syria (above right), Ustyurt Plateau in Kazakhstan (bottom left) and the mountains of Palmyre in Syria (bottom right). The variability in shape and in size can be observed on these extracts.

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About the Author

Olivier Barge
Olivier Barge is a specialist in spatial information at the french CNRS . He works since 1999 with archaeologists on the fields of the Ancient East where he tries to apply the concepts of geography, its original dicipline, to the problems of the past.

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Barge, O. (2014, November 18). Desert Kites. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Barge, Olivier. "Desert Kites." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 18, 2014.

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Barge, Olivier. "Desert Kites." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Nov 2014. Web. 25 Mar 2023.