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By examining infrared images taken by NASA satellites orbiting 400 miles above the Earth, space archaeologists have identified 17 pyramids buried deep under the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis, Egypt. Tanis, abandoned centuries ago, is famous as the fictional home of the Lost Ark from the Indiana Jones movies. Satellite images also showed other lost structures, upwards of 3,000 settlements, and 1,000 lost tombs, buried for thousands of years.
"What these satellites do is they record light radiation that's reflected off the surface of the Earth in different parts of the light spectrum," Said Sarah Parcak scientist, professor, Egyptologist, anthropologist, and the 2016 winner of the $1 million TED prize. "We use false color imaging to try to tease out these very subtle differences on the ground
originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: Byrd
Wow, i had missed this Byrd so thanks for sharing. 17 (mooted) pyramids seems a lot for Tanis, even though it was a very important settlement.
We know that parts of Pi-Ramesses were transported there after the Nile dried up / changed course to make that city uninhabitable - i had always assumed that was because it was a big city nearby. Perhaps Tanis was actually much more important than i realised!
Or other Egytpian cities also had a lot more pyramids than we originally suspected......