More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.
Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings including of two suspected pyramids.
"To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist," says Dr Sarah Parcak.
She has pioneered the work in space archaeology from a Nasa-sponsored laboratory in Birmingham, Alabama and says she was amazed at how much she and her team have found.
satellite image of pyramid An infra-red satellite image shows a buried pyramid, located in the centre of the highlight box.
"We were very intensely doing this research for over a year. I could see the data as it was emerging, but for me the "A-Ha" moment was when I could step back and look at everything that we'd found and I couldn't believe we could locate so many sites all over Egypt."
The team analysed images from satellites orbiting 700km above the earth, equipped with cameras so powerful they can pin-point objects less than 1m in diameter on the earth's surface.
Originally posted by CigSmokinMan
i just hope that any huge breakthroughs in the way we look at ancient egypt are not swept under the table. we gotta keep a close eye on this one in-case the msm ignores it at large.
Originally posted by SpreadLoveNotHate
reply to post by 0001391
I actually agree with your statement, because I was unimpressed with the photos from moon and mars saying oh these are pyramids, these are buildings... looked like rocks to me. But these pictures we're just as bad... Makes me more inclined to believe that there just could be pyramids on Mars (always try and keep an open mind).
Originally posted by OverMan
Seems to me that we have alot of knowledge, enough to make some well informed decisions yet much of it is viewed by the "experts" as "unbelievable" and thus ignored.
The "baghdad battery" and the images of the hieroglyphic "lightbulbs" comes immediately to mind.
Skeptical archaeologists see the electrical experiments as embodying a key problem with experimental archaeology, saying that such experiments can only show that something was physically possible, but do not confirm that it actually occurred. Further, there are many difficulties with the interpretation of these artifacts as galvanic cells: the bitumen completely covers the copper cylinder, electrically insulating it, so no current can be drawn without modifying the design; there are no wires or conductors with them; no widely accepted electrical equipment is associated with them. (Controversial stone reliefs depicting arc lights have been suggested, however the voltages obtained are orders of magnitude below what would be needed to produce arc lighting); a bitumen seal, being thermoplastic, is excellent for forming a hermetic seal for long term storage. It would be extremely inconvenient however for a galvanic cell, which would require frequent topping up of the electrolyte (if they were intended for extended use). The artifacts strongly resemble another type of object with a known purpose—namely, storage vessels for sacred scrolls from nearby Seleucia on the Tigris. Those vessels do not have the outermost clay jar, but are otherwise almost identical. Since it is claimed these vessels were exposed to the elements, it would not be at all surprising if any papyrus or parchment inside had completely rotted away, perhaps leaving a trace of slightly acidic organic residue.en.wikipedia.org...
Sylvie Caulville worked extensively on the inscriptions in the temple. She suggested that in the carvings, Hor-sema-tawy (or Harsomptus "Horus the uniter of the two lands") is depicted as a serpent, a falcon and as a child (Ihy the son of Hathor and Horus of Behedet). According to one myth, Ihy sprung into existence out of a lotus flower which blossomed in the watery abyss of Nun at dawn at the beginning of every year. It is therefore suggested by some that the "light-bulbs" are in fact lotus flower bulbs, mythologically giving birth to the god. Another panel shows the bulb opening into a lotus blossom and the snake standing erect in the centre as a representation of the god Ihy. On the southern wall of the last room, a falcon, preceded by a snake emerges from a lotus blossom within a boat. www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk...
Originally posted by CigSmokinMan
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
have they dug up those pyramids yet? that's what i was referring to.
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Oh, and S & F for the Scarberian!edit on 24-5-2011 by JohnnyCanuck because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ENlGMA
OMG AND WE WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY REALLY FOUND INSIDE
they'll just say it was mummies/pots
and keep all the good stuff to themselves