While Google is taking over the internet and has become one of the most successful search engines, their product Google Earth discovers two new pyramids.
According to Sky News, Google Earth found two new pyramids, each standing 90 miles apart in Upper Egypt, almost 12 miles away from the city of Abu Sidhum. Archaeology researcher Angela Micol has spent the past 10 years searching for ancient sites from space using Google Earth and claims that upon closer examination of the 620ft-wide triangular plateau, “this mound appears to have a very flat top and a curiously symmetrical triangular shape that has been heavily eroded with time.”
Nearby the first formation lay four mounds, two of which are around 250ft wide, and two are 100ft wide. The next site lies 1.5 miles south east of the ancient town of Dimai where it holds a four-sided shape about 140ft wide. Micol says how unusual the mound is, “It has a distinct square centre, which is very unusual for a mound of this size and it almost seems pyramidal when seen from above. The colour of the mounds is dark and similar to the material composition of Dimai’s walls which are made of mudbrick and stone.”
Micol is positive that the sites are in fact pyramids as she states, “The images speak for themselves. It’s very obvious what the sites may contain, but field research is needed to verify they are, in fact, pyramids.” Archaeologists are still analyzing the images but are expected to visit the site to explore further.
Mysteries of Egypt: Google Earth Discovers Two New Pyramids.