Egyptian Pyramids Found By Infrared Satellite Images

Gizah Pyramids. Photo: Ricardo Liberato (CC)

Gizah Pyramids. Photo: Ricardo Liberato (CC)

Not only were pyramids found, but an entire city-scape could be seen, fit with various buildings and roads. Frances Cronin of BBC News reports:

Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.

More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.

Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids.

The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak.

She says she was amazed at how much she and her team has found.

“We were very intensely doing this research for over a year. I could see the data as it was emerging, but for me the “Aha!” moment was when I could step back and look at everything that we’d found and I couldn’t believe we could locate so many sites all over Egypt.

[Continues with video at BBC News]

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    EFFING AWESOME!!! If the entire Middle East didn’t suck the sweat off a dead mans balls these days…I would volunteer to be a shovel bum for room and board, just for the chance to witness the unearthing of countless windows into the past.
     

    • Rufus

      “suck the sweat off a dead mans balls”

      Nice! A Good Morning Vietnam reference!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    EFFING AWESOME!!! If the entire Middle East didn’t suck the sweat off a dead mans balls these days…I would volunteer to be a shovel bum for room and board, just for the chance to witness the unearthing of countless windows into the past.
     

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    EFFING AWESOME!!! If the entire Middle East didn’t suck the sweat off a dead mans balls these days…I would volunteer to be a shovel bum for room and board, just for the chance to witness the unearthing of countless windows into the past.
     

  • Adam Baum

    One more thumbs up for the hard work that went into the Infrared Sattelite,
    the puzzle uravels a piece at a time.

  • Adam Baum

    One more thumbs up for the hard work that went into the Infrared Sattelite,
    the puzzle uravels a piece at a time.

  • Rufus

    “suck the sweat off a dead mans balls”

    Nice! A Good Morning Vietnam reference!