updated 05:03 pm EDT, Mon August 13, 2012
Find could include 600 feet-wide pyramid, complex
A satellite archaeologist has found possible locations of pyramids by using Google Earth. Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina, discovered the sites after ten years of satellite-based research using the Google tool. Egyptologists have already confirmed the specific sites as undiscovered, pending further investigations with on-site digs to determine if they are, in fact, pyramids.
One site, located in Upper Egypt, consists of four separate mounds, each featuring a triangular plateau. The largest mound, at approximately 140 feet in width, is joined by three smaller mounds. The smaller mouns appear to be in a diagonal alignment, similar to the pyramids in Giza. A second location 90 miles away also contains four mounds with larger triangular plateaus. The two larger mounds measure 250 feet, while the two smaller sites are approximately 100 feet across. This second site is configured in such a way that the largest mound could theoretically have a width of 600 feet under the sand.
The images and locations have been sent to Egyptologists for further investigation and "ground truthing," visiting the site to confirm what the images suggest. Micol has also previously located other possible archaeological sites using Google Earth, including an underwater city, and hopes to raise funds for a documentary covering the locations. [via Discovery]