NASA Finds 17 Lost Egypt Pyramids – A total of 17 lost Egyptian pyramids have been revealed by a satellite from the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). Aside from the 17 lost pyramid, there were 1,000 tombs and 3,000 settlements revealed by the use of infrared satellite surveying the ancient city of Egypt.
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Scientists at the University of Alabama also found 3,000 ancient settlements using a new technique of infrared imaging.
The results have been confirmed by archeologists 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 ‘a-ha’ moment was when I could step back and look at everything that we’d found,” Sarah Parcak said. The team analyzed images from satellites orbiting 650 kilometres above the Earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they could pinpoint objects less than a metre in diameter.
Infrared imaging was then used to highlight different materials under the surface. Because the ancient Egyptians built houses from mud brick, which is much denser than surrounding soil, they left a clear fingerprint researchers could identify as tombs, pyramids or homes.
NASA Finds 17 Lost Egypt Pyramids