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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:22 pm    Post subject: New city discovered? Reply with quote

Found this quote:
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Archaeologist Jonathan Van Lepp described how in 1994 the Space Shuttle Endeavour had been launched carrying with it radar instruments that could capture images of Earth that would be useful to scientists in a wide range of disciplines. One of these images revealed what may be successive levels of an unknown ancient city in Egypt, near Abydos.

This important scientific revelation shows long straight regular lines, and perpendicular engagements that strongly indicate that they are man-made. Van Lepp pointed out these structures are located in the region where the earliest known vestiges of Ancient Egyptian civilisation have been found, and mentioned that the putative site is larger in scale than the currently known city plan of ancient Hierakonpolis.

Van Lepp added that Hierakonpolis is famous for the discovery of numerous royal objects, which some scholars believe may have been votive offerings designed to formalise alliances with important rival centres. He said that the fact that early dynastic kings chose Abydos as their final resting place shows that it was far more important than Hierakonpolis. However, he continued, as nothing has yet been discovered that is important enough to deduce that Abydos was itself the capital city, "it is possible that this radar image shows the remains of this capital city." An exciting thought indeed.


It would be pretty exciting if they found a whole new city.

Heard anything else about this discovery?[/url]
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The article is from Al-Ahram

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/710/he1.htm
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