Egypt's lost pyramids: Spied from space by satellite, 17 tom

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PostThu May 26, 2011 11:55 am » by Swissbrit

More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements found
Findings are a major boost to relatively new science of space archaeology

Indiana Jones found success with little more than a bullwhip and a fedora. These days however, if you want to make your mark as an archaeologist, a bit of space technology works wonders.

Satellites have helped locate 17 pyramids and 3,000 ancient settlements hidden underground in Egypt.

More than 1,000 burial sites were also discovered thanks to infra-red technology capable of probing beneath the desert sands from 450 miles above the Earth.

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