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Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images (17!)
BBC News ^ | 24 May 2011 Last updated at 19:32 ET | By Frances Cronin

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."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; egypt; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; pyramid; pyramidiocy; pyramids

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

1 posted on 05/25/2011 5:56:55 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

Lost Egyptian Pyramids Ping!................


2 posted on 05/25/2011 5:57:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

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.


3 posted on 05/25/2011 6:00:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Red Badger

GRANT MONEY IS FOREVER!!!


4 posted on 05/25/2011 6:01:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Maybe we can find Jimmy Hoffa and Obamugabe’s REAL Birth Certificate after all!...................


5 posted on 05/25/2011 6:02:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

6 posted on 05/25/2011 6:03:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger
Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.
After spending TRILLIONS of US taxpayer dollars ...
NASA is about to pay off!

7 posted on 05/25/2011 6:07:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red Badger

8 posted on 05/25/2011 6:09:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Red Badger

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


9 posted on 05/25/2011 6:10:35 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx
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To: YellowRoseofTx

If you look closely at my expanded pic, pot #6, you can see the corners of the pyramid inside the square.......


10 posted on 05/25/2011 6:14:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: YellowRoseofTx

Look closely at the square, dark area in the middle of the box. That shows the outline of the base.


11 posted on 05/25/2011 6:16:20 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: YellowRoseofTx

.....and don’t forget, you are looking down from space at the ground, so the pyramid will look like a square.........


12 posted on 05/25/2011 6:17:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: Red Badger

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.


13 posted on 05/25/2011 6:17:09 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: JoeProBono

14 posted on 05/25/2011 6:22:55 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed: he's hated on seven continents)
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To: oh8eleven
We have spent a lot less on NASA than on the "Great Society" programs, and all Americans have benefited from NASA's technology. The money spent on the GS programs has been money thrown down the toilet.

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.

15 posted on 05/25/2011 6:30:57 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Alex Murphy

16 posted on 05/25/2011 6:34:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: 240B
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 muslims. You know, to make things fair.

There. Fixed. (Can't forget the Persians, Pakistanis, Indonesians, Kosovars, Albanians, Uygurs, Somalis etc...)

17 posted on 05/25/2011 6:35:10 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 853 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: 240B

I’m very concerned he will try to use it against his enemies first, you know the conservatives, oath keepers and etc,.


18 posted on 05/25/2011 6:36:53 AM PDT by mcshot ("...of the people, by the people, for the people..." but we aren't "his people".)
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bookmark for later


19 posted on 05/25/2011 6:55:26 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: Red Badger; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Well, don't blame me... I commanded them not to play in the sand!

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?

20 posted on 05/25/2011 7:00:18 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

I’m sure the Egyptian moozlums will start looting those sites as soon as they get done murdering Christian Copts and burning their churches. Such is the nobama-inspired “arab spring”.


21 posted on 05/25/2011 7:06:47 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: null and void

He’s already given the our space program, why not our super secret surveillance technology as well.

Obama is way too obsessed with Muslims and Islam. It is all he ever talks about.

I grew up in America and for over 30 years I never heard a word about Islam or Muslims, except in movies and from Ray Charles (Ahab the Arab). Now, this joker gets elected, and it is everywhere. In schools, in the news, in the Churches, all I hear about is Islam, Islam, Muslims, Muslims...these guy are our enemy. They could not make it more clear. Sucking up to them just proves them right, that we are stupid and weak and ripe for conquest.

F++k the Muslims!
F**k Islam!
F++k Muhammad (piss be upon him)
and F**k Obama!

I want to go just one week without hearing about Muslims or Islam. Obama doesn’t seem to realize that I JUST DON’T CARE!

Whatever childhood trauma he went through as a poor Black mullato bastard child of a hippy whore and growing up in Indonesia is NOT MY PROBLEM!

This whole “Muslim outreach” is BS. What Obama sees, is a culture that he considers to be ‘superior’ to America, 200 years behind in development and technology and he can’t stand it. So, he want to fix it. He wants to bring them up to our level by giving them our money and our billion dollar technology. To make it ‘fair’. The Muslims deserve it anyway to pay back for all the ‘White oppression’ they have suffered.

There is no way to tell how much technology he has given them already. Clearly, Obama’s first love is Islam and Muslims. I’m sure, if he could, he would give them every secret, every bit of technology we have. IMO


22 posted on 05/25/2011 7:10:19 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Red Badger

I would love to use this technology on my back yard. The range of junk I have dug up is amazing, but I am sure I’ve missed a lot.


23 posted on 05/25/2011 7:43:56 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Bender2

Aye Bendy....say how’s the weather in your neck of the woods???


24 posted on 05/25/2011 7:52:21 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: kosciusko51
No one was more excited about the early space programs than me. Hell, I'd cut school and stay home to watch the launches - all of them.
But since the early 80s, the shuttle program has provided us with little or no return for our money. It should been shut down 20 years ago.
The "Great Society" should have been shut down 40 years ago.
25 posted on 05/25/2011 8:32:13 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 240B
Whatever childhood trauma he went through as a poor Black mullato bastard child of a hippy whore and growing up in Indonesia is NOT MY PROBLEM! This whole “Muslim outreach” is BS.

Good rant to which I agree. My knowledge of Moslems is coloured by Churchill's commentary:


26 posted on 05/25/2011 10:22:40 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: 240B

‘Ahab the Arab’ was done by Ray Stevens, not Ray Charles.


27 posted on 05/25/2011 2:43:22 PM PDT by octex
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To: octex; 240B
‘Ahab the Arab’ was done by Ray Stevens, not Ray Charles.

You know those blind guys, they all look alike.

28 posted on 05/25/2011 4:05:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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Thanks Red Badger.

Uh-oh, I've pinged two identical topics. And I didn't check to see which is older. Mummy told me there'd be days like this.

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29 posted on 05/25/2011 7:21:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: UCANSEE2

You’re thinking of Stevie Ray Charles Sarah Vaughn Wonder.


30 posted on 05/25/2011 7:26:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Red Badger
These new finds should guarantee Dr. Hawass' employment for many more decades.


31 posted on 05/26/2011 8:22:47 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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