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Egyptian Pyramids Found By Infra-Red Satellite Images

Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.

More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed

by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.

Modern day San El Hakkar and infrared image of ancient Tanis

Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings,

including two suspected pyramids.

The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak.

She says she was amazed at how much she and her team has found.

“We were very intensely doing this research for over a year.

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

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

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