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Did someone just find ancient pyramids using Google Earth?

John Moe Aug 14, 2012

Maybe. Really? I don’t know. But you think so? Possibly! Google Earth lets you look at the planet from above and zoom down to a pretty remarkable degree of accuracy. Maybe not reading a license plate but possibly enough to detect the ruins of long ago pyramids in Egypt.
From Mashable:

The two possible complexes are located about 90 miles apart from each other in Upper Egypt (the southern part of the country). Satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol wrote on her website Google Earth Anomalies that the sites contain unusual mounds with noteworthy features.
“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 said.
She says the images themselves don’t prove anything but they should be studied further by archaeologists.

By the way, “Satellite archaeology researcher” seems like a pretty great job if you’re interested in ancient civilizations but don’t really want to get dirty and would rather sit around on your computer in your pajamas.

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