Egyptian pyramids, graves, discovered

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From ABC in Australia today:

Satellite survey unearths lost Egyptian pyramids

A new satellite survey of Egypt has identified 17 lost pyramids and more than 1,000 un-excavated tombs.

The team from the University of Alabama analysed images from satellites orbiting the earth that have infrared cameras which can highlight different materials under the ground.

Satellite archaeologists were able to identify ancient Egyptian houses, temples and tombs made of mud-brick, which is much denser than the surrounding soil.

More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements have been revealed so far.

Preliminary excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including the existence of two buried pyramids at Sakkara raising the possibility that it is one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt.

Dr Sarah Parcak from the university’s archaeological team told the BBC she was amazed at how much she and her team found.

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