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Hi-Tech Aqueduct Explorers Map Rome's 'Final Frontier'

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October 29, 2013
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Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's "final frontier"


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