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'Google Earth pyramids' revisited

'Google Earth pyramids' revisited | Ancient cities |

Remember that researcher who thought she spotted previously undiscovered Egyptian pyramids in Google Earth imagery? It turns out that there really are some ruins in the picture, but they’re not pyramids.

Well that settles this earth mystery.

What is needed is the ability to see what is already known. This can come from a lack of knowledge about how to find the information but also from a lack of collation or publishing of the information in the first place. Both as bad.

Via David Connolly, Andrew Nayyar
Rowena ButedHIST1014's insight:

Another form of searching for the uncovered Egyptian pyramids would be through Google earth images. The images are taken of Dimai, which was known as Soknopaiou Nesos during the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. This is interesting to see such high technology to research upon great history.

Andrew Nayyar's curator insight, February 20, 2014 9:22 PM

This article brings some fresh questions in regards to pyramids which is truely something special. The article presents google images that sugges old pyramids that were left without ruins in the present day Egyptian town called Daimyo. Investogators have confirmed that these are not pyramids but rather triangular mounds of dirt with a structure underneath. The usuage of these mounds is still unclear. It is possible that these formations are a result of natural erosion as this is common in the region. 

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Tasty Life: Leopard Teeth, Calf Bones Found in Ruins Near Pyramids

Tasty Life: Leopard Teeth, Calf Bones Found in Ruins Near Pyramids | Ancient cities |
The remains of a mansion that likely held high-ranking officials some 4,500 years ago have been discovered near Egypt's Giza Pyramids. Bones from young cattle and teeth from leopards suggest its residents ate and dressed like royalty.

ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:23 PM

Note that while it cannot be confirmed at this time if Live Science is correctly interpreting the implications of the new information, the information does come from the actual archaeologists who work at the site, not some random people with their own agenda.