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Screening Eagle Software Used to Help Locate Christopher Columbus’ First Tomb beneath a commercial street in Spain

Jul 15, 2022

Screening Eagle Software Used to Help Locate Christopher Columbus’ First Tomb beneath a commercial street in Spain

(Image: Constitution Street in Valladolid, near the point where the remains of Christopher Columbus' tomb is located underground. GOOGLE MAPS)

Screening Eagle’s post-processing and data analysis software, GPR Slice has recently been used in a major archaeological project to find the first tomb of Christopher Columbus, located beneath a busy commercial and pedestrian street in Valladolid, Spain.

After many years of debates around the globe, the exact location of the admiral’s remains has now been confirmed to have been in one of the chambers at the San Francisco convent, which no longer exists.

Historian Marcial Castro Sánchez and architect Juan Luis Sainz led a team of researchers alongside specialists at Geozone to collect and analyze the data required to confirm the location and remains.

The joint processing, visualization and analysis capabilities of GPR Slice software assisted Geozone experts throughout the geophysical research process, allowing the team to deeply analyze and interpret the GPR data collected.

This is a breakthrough in archaeology as more researchers and historians are able to leverage modern technology to solve unanswered questions and puzzles from the past.

Screening Eagle software has been used in several other major archaeological projects around the world, including The National Geographic’s investigation of King Tutankhamun’s tomb looking for potential hidden rooms that may have housed the remains of the famous Queen Nefertiti.

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