Google Earth Discovers Pair of Lost Egyptian Pyramids

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News Posted: Mon, Aug 13 2012 12:14 PM
Score one for technology and notch another mark on Google Earth's belt buckle, which may have stumbled upon two Egyptian pyramids that haven't been seen by human eyeballs for thousands of years. One of the remarkable images shows a complex site with a distinct four-sided structure in the shape of a pyramid, while the other shows four mounds with a triangle-shaped plateau.

Satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina discovered the ancient sites via Google Earth, both of which have been verified as undiscovered by Egyptologist and pyramid expert Nabil Selim. According to Selim, the smaller 100-foot mounds at one of the sites look an awful lot like the 13th Dynasty Egyptian pyramids, provided a square base can be discovered.

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One of the sites is located about 1.5 miles southeast of Dimai, an ancient town founded in the third century B.C. that was built on top of an earlier neolithic settlement. A mudbrick wall up to 32 feet high in some places surrounds the town. The other site is in Upper Egypt, about 12 miles from Abu Sidhum that runs along the Nile River.
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InsideSin replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 12:43 PM

Google should send a team with the next batch of excavators and archaeologists so that I can enjoy street view of these pyramids in my house.

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sackyhack replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 12:58 PM

And somehow the grave-robbers probably STILL found them years before anybody else.

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JOMA replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 1:26 PM

Just when I thought I had seen cool stuff on Google Earth. Really neat to see this stuff.

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Inspector replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 3:09 PM

if it hasn't been visited by grave-robbers then that would be real cool to see whats inside :)

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Jaybk26 replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 4:23 PM

I don't know why Google hasn't just taken over the world yet. Let's be real, they could have long ago.

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Erakith replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 5:51 PM

Oh, this just got me.

It got me so good.

I am sitting at my computer nerdgasming at this. I LOVE Egyptology and ancient history in general. What an amazing find! I hope the stories that the pyramids tell are as fascinating as the architecture and items themselves.

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m1keb1ggs replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 7:51 PM

I agree, but they cant...Apple already has a patent on that.

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 8:12 PM

rofl m1keb1ggs you have to wonder why is Apple just allowed to run around suing anyone who makes a smart phone as the have now for quite a while. You can bet on it if you make a smart phone with any degree of success Apple is going to sue you and that just hurts all of us and technology so bad in the long run it slows everything down.

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InsideSin replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 8:44 PM

If it has round edges and from 100 yards away even remotely resembles an Apple product... they'll sue you.

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realneil replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 8:49 PM

They sued my Beach Ball once,.....

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karanm replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 8:49 PM

Super Cool find, and I totally agree with InsideSin I want a streetview of this find. That would be epic.

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Sweet. Awsome find hope it unravells the mysrery of ancient history

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EHaavistu replied on Mon, Aug 13 2012 10:31 PM

Dam, I want to be a satellite archeologist..

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They were never really lost, just forgotten. :-)

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mhenriday replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 4:44 AM

Wow ! Google Earth seems fantastic at finding things that have been lost and forgotten for millennia - if I turn it loose in my closets, do you think it could find that old tube of thermal paste ?...

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realneil replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 9:44 AM

mhenriday:
- if I turn it loose in my closets, do you think it could find that old tube of thermal paste ?

Just the ~ghost~ of the tube of thermal paste,.......You'll have to resurrect it with heat, properly applied. (no, not the microwave either) Smile

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mhenriday replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 10:39 AM

Ah - heat and thermal paste : a marriage made in Heaven ! Big Smile

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eunoia replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 2:12 AM

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...pending.

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realneil replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 9:27 AM

As soon as the government knows that it exists, they'll send troops to guard the site.

They're not very understanding about people taking anything out of these sites.

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AKnudson replied on Sun, Aug 19 2012 10:06 PM

Google, contrary to popular belief, has taken over a small portion of the world, namely Australia and oddly enough the Czech Republic. Add that to the impressive monopoly that Google already holds on the search industry, and it isn't unfathomable to think that Google could control the flow of all information on the internet.

Google is plotting to take ever the world.

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Jaybk26 replied on Sun, Aug 19 2012 10:11 PM

Do those places even count as parts of the world though? I mean one's a penal colony and the other - well, we don't talk about the other one. Though normally I'd say that sounds conspiracy theorist-y, it's Google, so it's almost guaranteed that they are controlling the flow of information.

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AKnudson replied on Mon, Aug 20 2012 2:10 PM

Your missing some of the enthusiasm in that GO GOOGLE, come one man no celebration of there achievements while waving the Google-kampf handbook and saluting as eric schmidt ushers in the new order of infromation sharing and search engine supremacy, wiping out the likes of BIng.

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