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?
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”.
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 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
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.
Aye Bendy....say how’s the weather in your neck of the woods???
Good rant to which I agree. My knowledge of Moslems is coloured by Churchill's commentary:
Just how many Germans would have been promoted in FDR's time, that attended Bund meetings with known Nazi collaborators? Yet here we are pushing this tripe down everyone's throat. Enough, already!
‘Ahab the Arab’ was done by Ray Stevens, not Ray Charles.
You know those blind guys, they all look alike.
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You’re thinking of Stevie Ray Charles Sarah Vaughn Wonder.