Satellite locates 17 lost pyramids

Published on May 25th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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17 pyramids and more than 1,000 tombs have been located by satellite during a new survey of Egypt.

The astonishing results have been confirmed by archaeologists with picks and shovels, who have located two of the pyramids found from space.

“I could see the data as it was emerging, but for me the ‘aha’ moment was when I could step back and look at everything that we’d found,’ Dr Sarah Parcak told the BBC.

“I couldn’t believe we could locate so many sites all over Egypt.”

The team analysed images from satellites orbiting 400 miles above the Earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pinpoint objects less than a yard in diameter.

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Story: Rob Crilly, The Telegraph | Photo: Reuters

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