Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Egyptian Pyramids Discovered by Infra-Red Satellite Images.

Seventeen lost pyramids and buildings have been discovered in new infra-red images of Egypt in the Saqqara (Sakkara) region. This is the location of the famous city of Tanis.

US Egyptologist Dr. Sarah Parcak confirmed news reports of the new discoveries. More than 1,000 tombs and about 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by the satellite survey.

The satellite is in orbit about 700 kilometers in altitute, and the onboard camera can locate objects of about one meter in size. The use of Infra-red imaging to highlight different materials under the surface.

Ancient Egyptians built their buildings out of mud brick. A material that is denser than the soil that surrounds it.

All this material will be presented in a new documentary enttitled Egypt's Lost Cities.

1. BBC. "Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images" by Frances Cronin. May 24, 2011. (