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17 lost pyramids discovered in Egypt

Posted on Wednesday, 25 May, 2011 | Comment icon 34 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf

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An infra-red satellite survey of Egypt has uncovered over 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements.

The satellite cameras are so powerful that they can pick up objects smaller than 1m on the surface. The newly discovered pyramids have created quite a buzz in archaeological circles. "To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist," says Dr Sarah Parcak.

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

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Comment icon #25 Posted by kitco on 26 May, 2011, 23:40
I think it is so Awsome how we continually surpass all expectations with Archeaology, we are making history with these findings and it is amazing how our past keeps on giving.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Spectre1979 on 27 May, 2011, 0:53
Agreed! I always wondered why there weren't more pyramids in Egypt... now I know there were!
Comment icon #27 Posted by third_eye on 27 May, 2011, 4:49
You're not the only one i assure you. It's going to take a long time to really get a clear picture of these new sites though.
Comment icon #28 Posted by third_eye on 27 May, 2011, 4:53
much apologies people It seems i am having some problem with double posts using my mobile
Comment icon #29 Posted by clfr21 on 31 May, 2011, 15:38
there was a really interesting documentary on bbc1 one last night about the new mapping techniques and what they are hoping to find. Should be able to watch this online- BBCiplayer
Comment icon #30 Posted by Celtiksteel on 1 July, 2011, 23:42
It's pretty much a no-brainer that more and more things are being discovered "buried".. Thousands of years will do that!
Comment icon #31 Posted by AliveInDeath on 2 July, 2011, 0:01
My dad thinks aliens gave us modern tech and the pyramids. I think he's nuts-sometimes. I think humans made both. We're capable of more than we give ourselves credit for.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Mieuwie on 2 July, 2011, 4:45
Comment icon #33 Posted by Spectre1979 on 6 July, 2011, 3:40
Agreed. About the human part... not your dad being nuts! (mind you, all dads are a little crazy!)
Comment icon #34 Posted by abhijit_b on 7 October, 2011, 11:18
Has anyone watched the recent Curiosity: Egypt - What Lies Beneath? Does is reveal anything more on thi topic?

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