13th Aug 2012 4:59pm | By Editor
A satellite survey may have found two new pyramids in Egypt
The two sites which are 90 miles apart are made up of strangely shaped mounds.
Archaeology researcher Angela Micol has studied the pyramids. Ms Micol has spent ten years searching for ancient sites from space using Google Earth.
The first area is in upper Egypt, 12 miles from the city of Abu Sidhum along the Nile. Within the mound there is a 620 ft wide triangular plateau. This is up to three times the size of the Great Pyramid.
Ms Micol said: “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.”
There are four more mounds, two are 250 ft wide and the other two are 100ft wide.
The second area is 90 miles north near the Faiyum Oasis. The closest nearby town is Dimai. It has a distinct four sided shape and is about 140ft wide.
Ms Micol said: “It almost seems pyramidal when seen from above.”
This site contains three smaller mounds which are similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids.
She said the colour of the mounds is dark and similar to the material composition of Dimai’s walls which are made of mud, brick and stone.
“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,” added Ms Micols.
Ms Micols has also found a possible underwater city off the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.
Picture via Getty Images.
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