Skip to comments.Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images (17!)
Posted on 05/25/2011 5:56:52 AM PDT by Red Badger
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 in Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak.
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.
The team analysed images from satellites orbiting 700km above the earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pin-point objects less than 1m in diameter on the earth's surface.
Infra-red imaging was used to highlight different materials under the surface. Test excavations
Ancient Egyptians built their houses and structures out of mud brick, which is much denser than the soil that surrounds it, so the shapes of houses, temples and tombs can be seen.
"It just shows us how easy it is to underestimate both the size and scale of past human settlements," says Dr Parcak.
And she believes there are more antiquities to be discovered:
"These are just the sites [close to] the surface. There are many thousands of additional sites that the Nile has covered over with silt. This is just the beginning of this kind of work."
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An infra-red satellite image shows a buried pyramid, located in the centre of the highlight box.
Lost Egyptian Pyramids Ping!................
This is USA government technology. I remember it from early in the Iraq war...to locate Saddam’s equipment cache. It might have been how they found those buried planes in Iraq, too.
GRANT MONEY IS FOREVER!!!
Maybe we can find Jimmy Hoffa and Obamugabe’s REAL Birth Certificate after all!...................
Obviously one has to be trained to know what you’re looking at, cause it doesn’t look like anything to me, especially not a pyramid. Amazing
If you look closely at my expanded pic, pot #6, you can see the corners of the pyramid inside the square.......
Look closely at the square, dark area in the middle of the box. That shows the outline of the base.
.....and don’t forget, you are looking down from space at the ground, so the pyramid will look like a square.........
Yes, the idea of ground penetrating detection is not new. We’ve had this capability for years.
We also use these technologies to see inside buildings, detect land mines, and can surveil even through thick cloud cover. We can also see straight through thick jungle canopy.
However, saying this technology is IR is a gross simplification. The stuff we have, is right out of Star Trek and I really do fear that, left unchecked, Hussein would give it all to the Arabs. You know, to make things fair.
That being said, since the end of the Apollo program, NASA is an agency that does not have a firm charter, and could really use a massive overhaul.
There. Fixed. (Can't forget the Persians, Pakistanis, Indonesians, Kosovars, Albanians, Uygurs, Somalis etc...)
I’m very concerned he will try to use it against his enemies first, you know the conservatives, oath keepers and etc,.
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Yes, playing in sand, gets sand... in bad places!
No one likes to eat sandy... pork, do they?
Holy mackerel! Does this story seem fishy... with lots of holes in it?