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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: alabama; archaeology; egypt; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; pyramid; pyramidiocy; pyramids; sarahparcak; uofalabama
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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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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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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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