Assistant President of the University of Technology for Administrative Deputy, Prof. Dr. Hussein Hamid Karim

He heads a discussion committee for the doctoral thesis at the University of Baghdad

The assistant president of the University of Technology for Administrative Depty, Prof. Dr. Hussein Hamid Karim chaired a discussion committee for the doctoral thesis at the University of Baghdad for the student Zaidoun Taha Abdul Razzaq, entitled (Improving Interpretation and Vision in the Archaeological Study of Al-Akhdar Fort using Satellite Radar and Ground Penetration Radar(

The thesis aimed at improving interpretation and vision in the archaeological study of Al-Akhdar fort using radar satellites and ground penetration radar. Iraq is one of the countries that contain many important archaeological sites and manifestations of the diverse cultural heritage belonging to ancient civilizations. Many archaeological sites and cultural heritage have disappeared as a result of neglect, climatic influences and industrial interventions. In this study, two different radar sensors, the Space Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) were used to photograph the underground surface at different scales. SAR data was used to extract information about possible archaeological remains at the site of Oakadir, southwest of Karbala, which is considered a good and new contribution to the field of utility of archaeological sensors applied by mobile radar in space.

And use the ALOS PALSAR (L-band) image to identify and detect ground anomalies due to the presence of archaeological structures close to the surface. Advanced image processing and classification was applied based on severity ranges (HH and HV) including tissue analysis by applying gray-level co-presence matrices (GLCM) and major component analysis (PCA) to filter potential archaeological sites. The results led to the identification of 15 sites, eight of which were excluded because they were not covered and clearly visible in the last high-resolution image and in field observation, appearing in the form of hills containing scattered stone remains and brick walls. Seven sites (P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, and P7) were filtered as possible archaeological remains, which were completely covered with loose sand, and their areas ranged between approximately 873-3774 km2. Remains of the structures may be represented for a home or used by communities living near the castle.

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