Two ‘Lost’ Egyptian Pyramids Possibly Discovered Using Google Earth
Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina has discovered what could be two “lost” Egyptian pyramid complexes using satellite imagery from Google Earth.
The sites are located roughly 90 miles apart and they contain strange groupings of mounts with unique features and orientation, reports The Global Post.
Egyptologist and pyramid expert Nabil Selim has confirmed that both sites are undiscovered, which adds to Micol’s alread impressive discoveries of Skini at Abydos and the Dry Moat around the Step pyramid Complex at Saqqara.
As for the location of both sites, one is about 12 miles from Abu Sidhum on the Nile in Upper Egypt. It features four mounds and has a larger triangular shaped plateau. The whole site is arranged in clear formation and is about 620 feet, three times as large as the Great Pyramid.
The second site is about 90 miles north, located close to the Fayoum Oasis. Micol states of the second site that:
“It has a distinct square center which is very unusual for a mound of this size and it almost seems pyramidal when seen from above.”
The next step is for archaeologists to visit the site and conduct a “ground truthing” to discover what is there. Micol believes that one site is similar in size to 13th Dynasty Egyptian pyramids, which could make for a very interesting find, reports The Archaeology News Network. The North Carolina resident has been performing satellite archaeological research for more than 10 years with her primary tool being Google Earth.
Using the search engine satellite tool, Micol has also discovered a possible underwater city off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula. The potential discovery has piqued the interest of many scientists, researchers, and archaeologists. Angela Micol stated of the two possible pyramid sites that:
“The images speak for themselves. It’s very obvious what the sites may contain but field research is needed to verify they are, in fact, pyramids and evidence should be gathered to determine their origins. It is my hunch there is much more to these sites and with the use of Infrared imagery, we can see the extent of the proposed complexes in greater detail.”
Many of the areas that Angela Micol has worked to document remain undisclosed until the sites can be protected. Angela and the APEX Institute are working to raise funds for a documentary about many of the sites that have been identified using Google Earth. Angela stated:
“My dream is to work with archaeologists to release sites that I have identified over the past ten years of research. This research is the frontier of discovery and it’s just beginning to advance views of our ancient past.”
Will you be taking to perusing Google Earth in the hopes that you will discover another lost Egyptian pyramid? What about Atlantis and other ancient legends?