Google Earth Tracks Lost Pyramids
Archaeologists using the Google Earth claimed to have discovered two clustered structures in Egypt that may include undiscovered pyramid. They noticed these structures have a large heap almost three times the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Archaeology researcher Angela Micol from Maiden, North Carolina has been conducting satellite archaeology research for over 10 years, searching for ancient sites from space using Google earth satellite imagery programme. She said that two clusters of structures, 150 kilometers apart, had been spotted using the satellite-based application.
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Describing the structure, she says one of the clusters is spread over an area of dozens of square meters. The placed in a remote area and are of unusual shapes signifying the presence of pyramids among them.
The sites have been verified as 'undiscovered' by Egyptologist and pyramid expert Nabil Selim, the Discovery News reported.
"Upon closer examination of the formation, this mound appears to have a very flat top and a curiously symmetrical triangular shape that has been heavily eroded with time," Micol wrote on her website "Google Earth Anomalies."
"The second group of structures, 150 km from the Fayoum oasis, includes a 50-meter-wide block having a distinct square center, which is very unusual for a mound of this size and it almost seems pyramidal when seen from above. The color of the mounds is dark and similar to the material composition of Dimai's walls which are made of mudbrick and stone"
The researcher had previously located several possible archaeological sites with Google Earth, including a potential underwater city off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula.
Micol concluded saying, "The images speak for themselves. It's very obvious what the sites may contain but field research is needed to verify they are, in fact, pyramids.