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    17 lost pyramids found by satellite

    Seventeen lost pyramids and more than 1,000 tombs have been found in a new satellite survey of Egypt.

    Two new finds are at Saqqara, an older but lesser known pyramid site than Giza Photo: REUTERS


    ByRob Crilly1:43PM BST 25 May 2011

    Scientists at the University of Alabama also found 3000 ancient settlements using a new technique of infra-red imaging.

    The astonishing results have been confirmed by archaeologists with picks and shovels, who have located two of the pyramids found from space.

    "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,' Dr Sarah Parcak told the BBC.

    "I couldn't believe we could locate so many sites all over Egypt."

    The team analysed images from satellites orbiting 400 miles above the Earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pinpoint objects less than a yard in diameter.

    Infra-red imaging was then used to highlight different materials under the surface.

    Because the ancient Egyptians built houses from mud brick, which is must denser than surrounding soil, they left a clear fingerprint that the researchers could identify as tombs, pyramids or homes.
    The technique is so powerful that it can even be used to monitor sites for looting.
    And Dr Parcak believes there are many more buildings buried deeper than those already spotted – even under the River Nile.
    "These are just the sites close to the surface. There are many thousands of additional sites that the Nile has covered over with silt," she said.
    "This is just the beginning of this kind of work." The results are a huge boost for the new science of space archaeology.
    Dr Parcak added: "Indiana Jones is old school, we've moved on from Indy, sorry Harrison Ford."
    The discovery is featured in the documentary Egypt's Lost Cities, which is broadcast on BBC ONE on May 30.

    17 lost pyramids found by satellite - Telegraph

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    Perhaps they can find the several wallets and mobile phone's I've lost between Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    Dr Parcak added: "Indiana Jones is old school, we've moved on from Indy, sorry Harrison Ford."
    Sorry Dr Parcak, I doubt that you were ever a cool as Indiana Jones.

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    They weren't lost I just put them somewhere safe

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    Is it just me or does it not strike you ad a strange story.... I mean, how the f8ck do you lose a pyramid? It's not like they fall out of your pocket!

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    ^ I think they mean lost as in the pyramids were on their way to somewhere else, but got lost, and ended up in Egypt.

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    There you are, proof that the pyramids were build by aliens, since they can only be seen from space.

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    What Are the Mysterious Markings Found In the Great Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber of Secrets?


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    A robot has taken photos of a hidden secret chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was supposedly built by the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. It's been the first time anyone accessed the secret chamber in 4500 years.

    The archeologists have reached a second blocking stone, finding mysterious markings on the floor. They don't know what they are yet.

    The chamber is located at the end of a 63-meter-long tight passage way going up from the Queen's chamber, which is at the center of the bottom of the gigantic 146-meter-tall pyramid, made out of 2.3 million blocks of limestone and granite.

    Located south of the top of the King's chamber, the secret chamber shows mysterious markings, as well as metal pins embedded in the first blocking stone. Apparently, there's a second blocking stone behind that one. No other artifacts have been found yet, and archeologists still don't know what the red stone markings mean. They certainly don't look like your usual hieroglyphics to me.

    What really worries me is this whole hi-tech archeology business. Robot archeologists, space archeologists... what are the mummies going to do? Who the hell are they supposed to curse now? They must be getting very confused at this stage of the proceedings. [New Scientist]


    What Are the Mysterious Markings Found In the Great Pyramid's Hidden Chamber of Secrets?
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    Probably "Hazardous Nuclear Waste - Do not open for 4,000 years"

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    What Are the Mysterious Markings Found In the Great Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber of Secrets?
    Rat piss stains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    What Are the Mysterious Markings Found In the Great Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber of Secrets?
    Rat piss stains.
    Could be right. Thats how it smelt when I climbed to the kings chamber 20 years back. Thought they might have had the cleaners in by now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    A robot has taken photos of a hidden secret chamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was supposedly built by the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. It's been the first time anyone accessed the secret chamber in 4500 years. The archeologists have reached a second blocking stone, finding mysterious markings on the floor. They don't know what they are yet. The chamber is located at the end of a 63-meter-long tight passage way going up from the Queen's chamber, which is at the center of the bottom of the gigantic 146-meter-tall pyramid, made out of 2.3 million blocks of limestone and granite. Located south of the top of the King's chamber, the secret chamber shows mysterious markings, as well as metal pins embedded in the first blocking stone. Apparently, there's a second blocking stone behind that one. No other artifacts have been found yet, and archeologists still don't know what the red stone markings mean. They certainly don't look like your usual hieroglyphics to me. What really worries me is this whole hi-tech archeology business. Robot archeologists, space archeologists... what are the mummies going to do? Who the hell are they supposed to curse now? They must be getting very confused at this stage of the proceedings. [New Scientist]
    What a load of BS. It's not a "Secret Chamber", it's a shaft, and archaeologists do have an idea what the red marks mean, they're builders marks and not particularly unusual. Jesus might not recognise them as hieroglyphs but hieroglyphs are what they are. I can immediately see 3 distinct hieroglyphs , the hieroglyph for the sound 'h', the hieroglyph for the sound 't', and what looks like the hieroglyph for the sound 'Sn'. Why does this nonsense have a New Scientist link? Only the picture comes from New Scientist.
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    Could the shaft be a sewer, marked as SnHT ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
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    Could the shaft be a sewer, marked as SnHT ?
    No. It could however be SnHT - strengthen, or for strength, or make strong - that would make sense in a building context, or SnHT, an ancient Egyptian personal name, or SnHT, to enrich, commonly used in prayers for the Ka of the deceased - as the shafts are aligned on the areas of the sky where the Ancient Egyptians believed the homes of the Gods were that too would make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    What Are the Mysterious Markings Found In the Great Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber of Secrets?
    Rat piss stains.
    Could be right. Thats how it smelt when I climbed to the kings chamber 20 years back. Thought they might have had the cleaners in by now though.
    That smell was from the guides who escorted you up the ramps. The bastards would piss anywhere they could. Typical gyppo behaviour, they've been doing it for years.

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