Long-Lost Pyramids Spotted on Google Earth?

Angela Micol uncovers two Egyptian sites online

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 11, 2012 3:52 PM CDT

(Newser) – Surfing Google Earth can be quite fun—especially when you zoom in and find a pair of possible long-lost Egyptian pyramids. Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina, has done just that, spotting a pyramidal shape about 140 feet wide and another, bigger one with mounds roughly 250 feet across. "The images speak for themselves," says the satellite archaeology researcher.

"Field research is needed to verify they are, in fact, pyramids, and evidence should be gathered to determine their origin," Micol tells Archaeology News Network. "With the use of Infrared imagery, we can see the extent of the proposed complexes in greater detail." An Egyptologist confirms that the sites are undiscovered and says one is sized much like a 13th Dynasty Egyptian pyramid.

A Google Earth image from Angela Micol's find in Egypt.   (Google Earth)
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