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A new satellite survey of Egypt has discovered 17 lost pyramids.  The work has been pioneered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak.  The BBC report that more than 1000 tombs and 3000 ancient settlements were also revealed by the infra-red images.  The satellites orbited 700km above the earth [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 26th 2011

Archaeologists unearthed one of the largest statues found to date of a powerful ancient Egyptian pharaoh at his mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, the country’s antiquities authority announced Tuesday.
The 13 meter (42 foot) tall statue of Amenhotep III was one of a pair that flanked the northern entrance to the grand funerary [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 28th 2011

This is a reprint of an article I originally posted on my Blogger blog earlier this year.  I have just read the novel that the author of  The Daily Mail article wrote after visiting this site.  I thought new readers might interested in the historical background before I post a review of the book:
The Daily [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Nov 18th 2009

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