By Erin Blakemore
May 27, 2015 11:00AM
It seems like drones are everywhere these days, but in one sense they’re ancient news — when they’re taking stunning aerial footage of ancient historic structures, that is. It’s time for a little jaunt through the intersection of things ancient and undeniably modern with three drone videos that give a soaring perspective on history.
First stop: Sudan, where a National Geographic team has captured aerial footage of the mysterious Nubian Pyramids. This UNESCO heritage site was left behind by the ancient people of the second kingdom of Kush approximately 3,000 years ago, but historians still aren’t sure about why and how they were constructed.