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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: egypt; godsgravesglyphs; imagery; infrared; pyramid; pyramidiocy; pyramids
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: wrench
...”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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To: JoeProBono
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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To: SunkenCiv

Has anyone ever remarked to you that Helen’s face resembles that “face” on Mars that so many speculate about?

Could it be that ancient Martians worshipped an alien being named Helen who visited their planet and tried to lure her back by sculpting a likeness a la the cargo cult syndrome?


21 posted on 05/25/2011 10:31:44 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: bigbob
Modern technology continues to force ancient Egypt to disclose her secrets.

Actually, the site shows up pretty well in Google Earth. LOTS of similar sites up and down the Nile, and elsewhere for that matter, that look to be old settlements, cities, whatever. No IR necessary. Just takes a lot of time at fairly low altitudes to run 'em down.

22 posted on 05/25/2011 11:39:13 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: JoeProBono; SunkenCiv

Nice hotel. We stayed there a couple of times.

Hubby and I love Las Vegas, mainly because we don’t gamble, LOL!


23 posted on 05/26/2011 6:02:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: ApplegateRanch

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

“...and none of them baseless.”

And the point is....?


24 posted on 05/26/2011 6:15:58 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Nothing is so bad that a good dose of chocolate can't cure it.)
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To: TheOldLady

I love Las Vegas because it is a wonderfully brilliant light show at night from where I live. When I walk in the early mornings, it is gorgeous!

Having hot summers is an added bonus.


25 posted on 05/26/2011 6:17:49 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Nothing is so bad that a good dose of chocolate can't cure it.)
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To: Monkey Face

That sounds really neat.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 6:48:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Monkey Face; SunkenCiv
And the point is....?

As SunkenCiv already observed, in #10 above, the point is the sharp thing at the top.

Please, don't turn this into an Abbot & Costello routine; we've already covered all four bases sides. What we need now is a pitcher picture...

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...so here's a pyramid with a pancake on its head.

27 posted on 05/26/2011 11:35:14 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Looks more like a pita pizza slice to me...
28 posted on 05/26/2011 12:34:09 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Nothing is so bad that a good dose of chocolate can't cure it.)
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To: Monkey Face

Folded crepe, actually.


29 posted on 05/26/2011 2:05:12 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

LOL! Thanks!


30 posted on 05/26/2011 3:53:25 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Nothing is so bad that a good dose of chocolate can't cure it.)
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To: El Sordo

;’)


31 posted on 05/26/2011 4:39:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: TheOldLady

And the buffets are great I’ve heard. Top level stuff — a round trip flight from here to Los Angeles is horrifically expensive, but an entire week’s stay (including the flight to and from) for Las Vegas is much less, soooo, book the LV trip, fly there, and the family one wishes to visit from LA drives up to pick ya up.

This made far more sense when gasoline prices were reasonable.

However, a Vegas-LA bus trip is reasonably priced, and somewhat cheaper each direction if a round trip.

Or, if it’s a romantic tryst, the midwesterner flies to Vegas with the trip all booked, the hotel, the works, and the Lalaland love interest drives up and stays there instead.

Yes, as a matter of fact, we are extremely careful with money around here. ;’)


32 posted on 05/26/2011 4:47:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: ApplegateRanch; Monkey Face; wildbill

This explains why archaeologists have found chips by the thousands every sift of the excavated sands.


33 posted on 05/26/2011 4:47:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
I'll never fly again. If we go again, we're driving, and I don't care how much it costs. I'm not going through the TSA, ever. When they're disbanded I may consider it, but not before.

The buffets are very nice, and since we do a lot of walking around and gawking, we work off the food quite well.

I love to go when we haven't been there for a while because there are new hotels to see and places to explore.

I don't understand about the family visit vs. the tryst, but I'll just gloss over that if you don't mind. (I thought you were happily married!)

34 posted on 05/26/2011 5:30:39 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady; SunkenCiv
I don't understand about the family visit vs. the tryst, but I'll just gloss over that if you don't mind. (I thought you were happily married!)

If you're a Liberal, trysts are how one strays happily "married".

If you're a Conservative, then leaving the kids at home, and taking the spousal unit on a "tryst" keeps one happily married.

35 posted on 05/26/2011 6:05:30 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: TheOldLady; ApplegateRanch

I’m not married, but the scenarios I offered were hypothetical but based on actual experiences of people I know. :’)


36 posted on 05/26/2011 10:27:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv; TheOldLady
I’m not married,

...but we can fix that!

I could recommend a shadchen or three---and none of them yentas.

Just send a copy of your vitals, your financials, three current photographs, a valid ID & Social....

37 posted on 05/26/2011 11:03:45 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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