01 Jun '11, 8pm

Our fave headline of the day: "NASA satellite helps find 17 Egypt pyramids"

Our fave headline of the day: "NASA satellite helps find 17 Egypt pyramids"

WASHINGTON — Archaeologists have uncovered as many as 17 buried pyramids in Egypt with the help of NASA satellite imagery, according to a documentary aired by the BBC on May 27. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share Led by U.S. researcher Sarah Parcak at the University of Alabama at Birmingham , the team has already confirmed two of the suspected pyramids through excavation work. The BBC, which funded the research, released the findings this week ahead of a broadcast describing the technique and what was uncovered. "I couldn't believe we could locate so many sites all over Egypt," Parcak was quoted as telling the BBC. "To excavate a pyramid is the dream of every archaeologist." The team also found more than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlem...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/nasa-satel...

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