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 17 new pyramids discovered in Egypt
17 new pyramids discovered in Egypt
A new infra-red satellite survey of Egypt reportedly found 17 lost pyramids along with more than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements.

Edit: New link w/ more information picked by chilehead 5 months ago
tags pyramids archaeology stargate
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 zircon77...
5 months ago
doesn't it seem odd that they're only now finding these?

searching the Earth by satellite has turned up craters and abandoned civilizations

why haven't they thought to look more closely at the area around the Egyptian pyramids and tombs before now?
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 NoPantsM...
5 months ago
« zircon77777 : doesn't it seem odd that they're only now finding these?

That is what I thought too until I read the article and discovered they found tombs that have been long buried. A great and rare opportunity but not the image that appears to mind when you hear "17 new pyramids found"
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 Dannyboy...
5 months ago
« zircon77777 : 
why haven't they thought to look more closely at the area around the Egyptian pyramids and tombs before now?
The difficulty of renting satellite time on an archeology department's budget? probably a large number of them, given quotes about the nature of the data.

The data source might even have been declassified military satellite surveillance. Or perhaps this has only just been allowed to happen now that Mubarak isn't around to demand hefty bribes. Either way, I wouldn't assume this isn't the result of years of effort on the part of most of the archeological community.

Of course, I can't rule out the possibility that this solution was simply overlooked for many years. Or that the resolution on such thermal scans only recently became high enough to be useful. Or some combination.

Hey, that was a great question. You really got me thinking!
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 NoPantsM...
5 months ago
« DannyboyO1:The difficulty of renting satellite time on an archeology department's budget? probably a large number of them, given quotes about the nature of the data.

The data source might even have been declassified military satellite surveillance. Or perhaps this has only just been allowed to happen now that Mubarak isn't around to demand hefty bribes. Either way, I wouldn't assume this isn't the result of years of effort on the part of most of the archeological community.

Of course, I can't rule out the possibility that this solution was simply overlooked for many years. Or that the resolution on such thermal scans only recently became high enough to be useful. Or some combination.

Hey, that was a great question. You really got me thinking!
Or on-the-ground conditions have changed which made the thermal imagine clearer now than it was the last time it was scanned if that portion was ever scanned in the first place.

No doubt there are lots of things buried which have yet to see the light of day
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 tigerton...
5 months ago
I clicked thru your link to the BBC link. There's a lot more information there. Hope you don't mind that I changed your link to that one.
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 bcgrote
5 months ago
I would love to see this used in China. I'm sure there's a LOT of places buried there!
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 morganal...
5 months ago
Quick, someone send Maury Povich and Geraldo to investigate at once!
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 meddelem
5 months ago
wait did anyone ever think, that if infared can see through sand, that; it could surely see through your roof?

infrared satellites + holographics... "homeland" security, politics. oh my..
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