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Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images
BBC News ^ | 5-24-11 | Frances Cronin

Posted on 05/25/2011 9:36:00 AM PDT by bigbob

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. satellite image of pyramid An infra-red satellite image shows a buried pyramid, located in the centre of the highlight box.

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.

"To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: alabama; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; imagery; infrared; pyramid; pyramidiocy; pyramids; sarahparcak; uofalabama
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Check the site for some very cool images and video.

Modern technology continues to force ancient Egypt to disclose her secrets.

1 posted on 05/25/2011 9:36:04 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

All of which will be first looted, then destroyed by the moslem animals now infesting Egpt


2 posted on 05/25/2011 9:56:03 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: bigbob

That IS cool....

So is it a real pyramid or just the foundation of one, I wonder?

Can they do this to find more Troys?


3 posted on 05/25/2011 9:57:07 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Adder

They can also use it to spot Iran’s underground nuke facilities. Not too shabby.


4 posted on 05/25/2011 10:03:40 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: bigbob

Grave robbers see a big jackpot ahead.


5 posted on 05/25/2011 10:07:31 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Adder
That IS cool....

So is it a real pyramid or just the foundation of one, I wonder?

Can they do this to find more Troys?


And do any contain a vampire-infested truckstop?
6 posted on 05/25/2011 10:16:47 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: John O

“All of which will be first looted, then destroyed by the moslem animals now infesting Egpt”

well that didn’t take long. i agree.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 11:14:40 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: bigbob

...”To loot a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist,” ...

Corrected the text


8 posted on 05/25/2011 11:28:22 AM PDT by wrench
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...”To loot a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist,” ...

To vaporize a pyramid is the dream of every general defending his homeland against an invasion by Egypt.

9 posted on 05/25/2011 11:33:50 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: SunkenCiv

Groovy.


10 posted on 05/25/2011 11:48:28 AM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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Thanks El Sordo.

Some people wonder what's the point of a pyramid? Well, it's that thing on the top of it. That's the point.

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11 posted on 05/25/2011 7:04:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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The infrared image on the right reveals the ancient city streets of Tanis near modern-day San El Hagar

The infrared image on the right reveals the ancient city streets of Tanis near modern-day San El Hagar

12 posted on 05/25/2011 7:06:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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13 posted on 05/25/2011 7:06:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
Well, it's that thing on the top of it. That's the point.

Sharp; very acute of you.

14 posted on 05/25/2011 7:07:38 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: SunkenCiv


15 posted on 05/25/2011 7:18:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SunkenCiv

"Tanis--it had the whole city laid out in miniature on the floor. When you placed the Staff in a certain spot in this room, at a certain time of day, the sun would shine through a hole here in the headpiece and then send a beam of light down here--to the map--giving you the location of the Well of the Souls..."
16 posted on 05/25/2011 7:28:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: JoeProBono

I thought it looked really familiar...


17 posted on 05/25/2011 7:56:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Rebelbase

Now I want to watch that again. :’)


18 posted on 05/25/2011 8:00:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Glad to be appreciated in my own time.

With a pyramid, there are four sides to every storey.


19 posted on 05/25/2011 8:01:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
With a pyramid, there are four sides to every storey.

...and none of them baseless.

20 posted on 05/25/2011 9:24:19 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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