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New Pyramids found using Google maps

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:31 pm    Post subject: New Pyramids found using Google maps Reply with quote

There was some information in the news threads about a year ago or so that a lady found pyramid sites larger than Giza north of the Faiyum lake using googlemaps. It seemed highly credible as the mounds there in the satellite images looked like something was buried there and looked out of harmony from the dunes around them, alluding to their man-made nature. Teams have been dispatched and plans for further investigation are under way. This is a very recent discovery.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2366615/Have-Egypts-long-lost-pyramids-really-Google-Earth-Historical-maps-sandy-mound-hide-monument-larger-Giza.html
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"This is what the 'Google Pyramid' looks like from up close" (io9 - George Dvorsky, 09.05.2012)

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"... As NBC science editor Alan Boyle reports, the site has been known to Egyptologists since the 1920s. The remnants are located in an area around the present-day town of Dimai in Egypt's Fayoum Desert. The locale used to be a desert settlement during Egypt's Ptolemaic era, back when Greek and Roman influence were on the rise.

According to Italian archaeologist Paola Davoli, the structures may have been watchtowers — but she hasn't ruled out the possibility that they might also be tombs or well sites. ...

... Based on the satellite imagery, Micol suggested that the mounds might represent eroded pyramids. The up-close pictures make the formations look more like piles of rocky rubble. The largest one appears to have the ruins of a square building or walls on its summit, but it'll take a full-blown excavation to unravel the mystery. ...

... Micol marveled over a triangle-shaped feature in the satellite imagery that she thought might represent the remnants of a pyramid. Geologists say the 190-meter-wide (625-foot-wide) feature at Abu Sidhum is merely a naturally formed butte, and one expert has been quoted as complaining that Micol appeared to be "one of the so-called 'pyridiots' who see pyramids everywhere. ..."

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Lutz, it does seem to me like a lot of hype now. I guess we can only wait until they do some excavation. I won't keep my hopes up for something too fantastic though. The way it was described in the other report was misleading. That aside, we still don't really know what was found. Will keep you guys posted though.
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