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Lost Egyptian pyramids discovered with Google Earth

Published time: August 14, 2012 10:10
Edited time: August 14, 2012 20:10
Google Earth image

Google Earth image

A groundbreaking discovery has been made by an American archaeologist who spotted what looks like two new pyramid sites in Egypt, with one site viewed on satellite being three times the size of Great Pyramid at Giza.

­Angela Micol is based in North Carolina and has spent ten years scrutinizing Google Earth, hunting for ancient sites from space.

She has come across two areas containing unusual shaped mounds along the Nile basin. One of them reportedly features a triangular plateau possibly the largest ever revealed.

The researcher is now planning to go visit the sites to make sure they really are what they seem to be.

It’s not the first time Google Earth has helped archaeologists make discoveries. Last year, an American Egyptologist managed to identify seventeen lost pyramids with the help of the detailed mapping.

One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width (Google Earth image)
One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width (Google Earth image)
This site contains three smaller mounds in a very clear formation, similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids (Google Earth image)
This site contains three smaller mounds in a very clear formation, similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids (Google Earth image)
Close-up of the two smaller "mound" sites (Google Earth image)
Close-up of the two smaller "mound" sites (Google Earth image)

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