Google Earth shows possible site of lost pyramids

Egyptologists have confirmed that two unidentified possible pyramid complexes pointing to the lost pyramids of Egypt have been located.

One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width.  The second possible site contains four mounds with a larger, triangular-shaped plateau, Archaeology News Network reported.

 Google Earth shows possible site of lost pyramids

One of the sites spotted using Google Earth.

The sites have been  discovered by satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina who has been conducting satellite archaeology research for over ten years via Google Earth.

If proved right, this will be an extremely exciting time in archaeology. Scientists will use infra-red satellite imagery to confirm their findings before they begin excavations.

Earlier, seventeen lost pyramids were found using satellite images in work done at at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak, the BBC reported.

“The images speak for themselves. It’s very obvious what the sites may contain but field research is needed to verify they are, in fact, pyramids and evidence should be gathered to determine their origins. It is my hunch there is much more to these sites and with the use of Infrared imagery, we can see the extent of the proposed complexes in greater detail,” Micol said.


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Updated Date: Aug 14, 2012 07:14:53 IST