Technology is the key to outpacing destruction.
"We're in a race against time. Over the past two decades, fundamentalist groups have discovered that they can get global attention by destroying ancient sites and criminal organizations have ramped up efforts to find and sell priceless antiquities for profit. When you look at satellite imagery from affected areas, it's clear that thousands of archeological sites haven't been mapped or surveyed yet. If you don't go and find these sites, they'll be gone forever."
— Dr. Sarah Parcak, National Geographic Fellow and 2016 TED Prize Winner