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Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak

• 2016 TED prize winner, archaeologist

Archeologist and National Geographic Fellow

Parcak is the winner of the 2016 TED Prize which is an annual award that goes to just one exceptional person who uses the prize money to launch a high-impact project. She has been called a space archaeologist, as she uses satellite imagery beamed down from just outside Earth's orbit to see archaeological sites that have been lost to time. Her satellite mapping of Egypt unearthed 17 potentially unknown pyramids, as well as, more than one thousand tombs and three thousand settlements. Spoke at Town Hall on 3/21/2018.

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"Thank you to your wonderful Town Hall. We felt like we were with our own family...warm, welcome, truly delightful. If anyone had told me when I was a little girl in Egypt that I would be speaking to an audience in Yakima, Washington about peace I would never have believed it. Yet I'm so glad to have had the opportunity." - Madame Jehan Sadat, Egypt's First Lady

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