Radar Uncovers Ancient Egyptian City Researchers map long-buried city of Avaris By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Jun 22, 2010 5:55 AM CDT Updated Jun 26, 2010 12:42 PM CDT 19 comments Comments This image released by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities shows the outlines of streets, houses and temples underneath the green farm fields and modern town of Tel al-Dabaa, in Egypt. (AP Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities) (Newser) – Archaeologists have used satellite radar images to map a long-lost Egyptian city, reports the BBC. The team discovered a detailed outline of Avaris, the summer capital of the Hyksos invaders some 3,500 years ago. The picture reveals streets, houses, tombs, and the remains of a port area. The site is buried beneath the houses and fields of a modern Nile Delta settlement, making excavation difficult.