Egyptian Pyramids: Archaeological sites uncovered by help of infra-red satellite images

By on May 25, 2011 in Africa, Amazing, Archaelogy, North America, Science, Technology Comments

An infra-red satellite image shows a buried pyramid
Image Credit: bbc.co.uk

It was reported by BBC, May 24, 2011, that a new satellite survey of Egypt shows that the images of buildings buried underground contain seventeen lost pyramids.

Apparently, infra-red images reveal more than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements.

As reported, it was learned that two pyramids have already been found as initial diggings in one of the revealed sites.

Dr. Sarah Parcak was quoted in the report saying, “To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist.”

Amazingly, the Nasa-sponsored laboratory in Birmingham, Alabama helped Dr. Sarah Parcak pioneer her work in space archaeology and as told, she was surprised at how much she and her team have 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 “A-Ha” 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,” she said.



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