Archaeology News: Satellite Survey of Ancient Egypt

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BBC News is reporting the discovery of thousands of  previously undiscovered historic sites in Egypt, including tombs, settlements, and 17 pyramids. Dr. Sarah Parcak from the University of Alabama headed a study that took infra-red satellite images, technology that can reveal objects measuring less than one meter on the earth’s surface. She is quoted as saying, “Indiana Jones is old school, we’ve moved on from Indy, sorry Harrison Ford.” Some of these findings have already been validated by test excavations.

The news article, which includes a brief video and additional photos, can be found here.

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2 thoughts on “Archaeology News: Satellite Survey of Ancient Egypt

  1. My first impression was that this was an embroidery – the width of a neutron – that had somehow become trapped in stone. Impossible of course – but wouldn’t it be marvelous?

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