Aerial laser discovers ancient Roman gold mines

November 24, 2014 3:52 PM

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Aerial laser discovers ancient Roman gold mines

Researchers in Spain have used sophisticated aerial laser technology to confirm the existence of ancient Roman gold mines.

The team from the University of Salamanca discovered the mines in the province of León in northwestern Spain, according to ScienceDaily. The researchers used an airborne laser technology called Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) to locate the mine complex, which was built 2,000 years ago.

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