Thursday, May 26, 2011

We named the dog Indiana

Fine, this story is more Raiders and that title is from Last Crusade, sue me*. Fedora and whip-less archeologists have discovered 2 pyramids, 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient Egyptian settlements previous lost to the northeast African desert. Using a satellite-mounted infrared camera orbiting 435 miles above the earth, Dr. Sarah Parcak (who seems to get good reviews from ratemyprofessors, congrats on that too!) from the University of Birmingham, Alabama make this startling discovery with her team recently.

From the article:

Two pyramids, one thousand tombs and 3000 ancient settlements. That's what Parcak—an Egyptologist from the University of Alabama in Birmingham—and her team have discovered without even moving from their armchairs. Using infrared satellite imagery, the team has been looking for archeological rests in Tanis, the legendary city Northeast of the Nile delta, which became the capital of Egypt during the 21st dynasty.

This is so cool.

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*don't sue me

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