Google Earth has been extensively used for many different purposes. Besides finding places, its main functionality, the application has been used for many other purposes. Recently, the satellite archaeology researcher, Angela Micol, has put this excellent tool to a new use. She is hopefully optimistic that she has been able to locate undiscovered Egyptian pyramids with the help of Google Earth.
While scanning Egyptian areas, Micol was able to spot two areas which have distinctly pyramidal features. One of these is located 12 miles from the city of Abu Sidhum. It comprises of mounds, each of which has a large-triangular shaped plateau. Two of these mounds are about 250 feet wide while the other two are about 100 feet wide.
According to Micol, “Upon closer examination of the formation, this mound appears to have a very flat top and a curiously symmetrical triangular shape that has been heavily eroded with time.” Once you zoom into this structure, you can see two circular 20-feet wide features right at the heart of the triangle.
The other structure that Micol says to be like an Egyptian pyramid, is 90 miles north of this discovery. It comprises of a four-side mound which is about 150 feet wide. Micol says about this, “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 color of the mounds is dark and similar to the material composition of Dimai’s walls which are made of mudbrick and stone.”
Although Micol is fairly certain that these structure signify something yet undiscovered, she admits that field research and excavation is required to confirm this. According to her, “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.”
The exact location of the sites has been sent to Egyptologists and researchers so that they may embark upon exploring the sites further.
Courtesy: Times of India