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Lost Egyptian Pyramids Found ... By Google? | MNN - Mother Nature Network


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Tamara
- 718 days ago - mnn.com
Images from Google Earth reveal what appear to be two long-lost pyramid complexes.



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Kit B. (276)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 4:56 pm

Very interesting find, though some archeologists suspect many more lost pyramids are out there. One states she suspects as many as 15 pyramids are possible from NASA photos, we still have a lot to learn.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:38 am
How absolutely brilliant.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:46 am
interesting, thx
 

natalie n. (164)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:41 am
interesting, they would have to secure the site properly if not the public may trespass on it.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 1:23 pm
Great ! Thanks ,
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:04 pm
Noted & wondering what else Google has found....hope to learn more. Thanks, Tamara.
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:00 pm
wow
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday October 1, 2012, 12:59 am
Very interesting thanks for sharing
 

Dan(iel)) M. (24)
Monday October 1, 2012, 5:23 am
Interesting article. Technology being used for a worthy cause.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:00 am
read & noted
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:10 am
Well this sounds to me like some one late to the party is trying to take credit for some one else's work. Sara Parcak, University of Alabama, led the research team working with NASA, in early 2011. By May 2011, two of their pyramid finds were under excavation along with another previously unknown 17 pyramids, 1,000 other non-pyramid tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements.
 

Paul carter block (28)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:00 am
The featured photograph suggests that the structure, assuming it is man-made, was a tetrahedron. All cultures which have created tapering monuments - Egypt, South America, China - chose the pyramid for its stability and, presumably, the relative simplicity of its engineering. No-one built a tetrahedron. If this is one, it will be a first and even more exciting than a re-discovered pyramid.
 

Paul carter block (28)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:02 am
And three cheers for Google Earth for giving archaeologists the means to see into countries whose political situation does not permit to get on the ground and do their fascinating stuff.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:48 am
Love Google Earth...tu for posting
 

pam w. (191)
Monday October 1, 2012, 10:00 am
PLEASE don't reveal exact locations! Grave-robbing is an ancient profession in Egypt!

Of course, Islamic extremists are likely to take issue with the exploration of these sites and any nude tomb paintings may well be destroyed.

 

David Menard (43)
Monday October 1, 2012, 1:02 pm
cool
 

g d c. (0)
Monday October 1, 2012, 2:38 pm
wow...
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:15 pm
Thanks Tamara--interesting post.
 

Sherri O. (257)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 5:50 am
Good story. Thanks for sharing.
 
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