Google Earth might have found new Egyptian pyramids

The deserts of Africa have long held secrets we acknowledge we simply may never know. Yet now we have to wonder what we're missing with that dismissal of the deserts. People believed that the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs would never be understood, even by historians. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone changed that belief, and if Google's Earth program is right, we might have a need to get into the African deserts quickly.

The main gain of satellites for overlooking earth is that you can go somewhere without needing to go there. If you need to do some fact checking then you can fire up Google Earth and find what you need without too much hassle. It also means we can identify things that we might not have reached. This is what might just have happened with the discovery of what appear to be more pyramids in Egypt.

The main home of Egyptian pharaohs now is the 'Valley of the Kings'. Arguably one of the most famous leaders of Ancient Egypt was Tutankhamun; the boy-king who died at the age of eighteen. His tomb lay undiscovered for thousands of years, until it was discovered 1922, completely untouched. The pyramids, while the typical resting places, fell out of fashion in the later years of the Ancient Egyptian reign due to grave robbers. Nobles took to hiding the bodies or using traps to kill thieves.

They don't look like much but they could potentially teach us a great deal if they're real.

This is a screencap of these potential new pyramids. Assuming they're real, they could potentially be more than just pyramids. There could have been bodies buried underground as well, to protect them. The pyramids would be homes of the older generation of Egyptian rulers.

We don't doubt the legitimacy of the images, for they were taken by Angela Micol; an alumni of UNC Charlotte, North Carolina. She also discovered a potential underwater city off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, so she's not exactly inexperienced at hunting things down via Google Earth.

If these pyramids can be examined then we could discover a lot more about the Egyptians than we knew before. Pyramid expert Nabil Selim has verified that these are undiscovered formations, stating that they resemble 13th dynasty pyramids. Wikipedia's timing of the thirteenth dynasty is as follows:

Dynasty XIII was from approximately 1802 BC until ca. 1649 BC for 153 years.

Thirteenth dynasty pyramids are going to be very interesting, for Egypt had more than thirty dynasties before the 'Ancient Egyptians' we know about ceased to be so powerful. These could cast new light on everything we understand about ancient Egypt, and it may uncover more too. Perhaps there were more dynasties, perhaps there were more leaders; perhaps it means even more than these two basic suggestions.

This has the potential to be massive, especially for Egyptologists. The country's ancient history is fascinating, and if there is more fuel for the scholarly fires it may even lead to more pyramids being found or other discoveries being made. Google Earth might just have changed how we discover ancient history. The last time we discovered an untouched tomb was with Tutankhamun, who lived after the thirteenth dynasty. These may have lain untouched for even longer, and could show us even more about the ancient history of Egypt.

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I find it hard to believe they are undiscovered. They are not that far from the city there. Also, what the hell are all those green crop circles? Bunch of them.

Where are they, supposedly? If they are not near a food/water/stone source then I doubt they are anything but natural formations. As for the city off Yucatan... there have been a few "cities" spotted in the Bahamas, off Japan, etc. They always ended up being natural rock formations that just happened to break into chunks that seem highly unlikely to us. Kind of like evidence of life found on Mars.

Tuishimi said,
Where are they, supposedly? If they are not near a food/water/stone source then I doubt they are anything but natural formations. As for the city off Yucatan... there have been a few "cities" spotted in the Bahamas, off Japan, etc. They always ended up being natural rock formations that just happened to break into chunks that seem highly unlikely to us. Kind of like evidence of life found on Mars.

What you describe is likely to be the case here, as well. However, regarding your first point, a lot of things can change in the shifting sands of the desert over the course of a few thousand years.

I don't mean to be a bitch, but this is the most awkwardly written article I have read on Neowin. The first sentence alone ("The deserts of Africa have long held secrets we acknowledge we simply may never know.") is enough to make me wonder whether I'm buzzed or if the author is.

Skwerl said,
I don't mean to be a bitch, but this is the most awkwardly written article I have read on Neowin. The first sentence alone ("The deserts of Africa have long held secrets we acknowledge we simply may never know.") is enough to make me wonder whether I'm buzzed or if the author is.

Well, I'm quite sure Neowin authors aren't exactly Egyptian archaelogists

Cøi said,

Well, I'm quite sure Neowin authors aren't exactly Egyptian archaelogists

It has nothing to do with the content. The wording is just awkward to the point where it's somewhat difficult to read.

I wonder if they have interiors.. If there aren't bodies inside, it's 100% that the pyramids are NOT tombs (well I have no way to support that theory anyway). They HAD to have some technological purpose, perhaps as pylons for energy (wireless power is supposed to be a very ancient technology). Theory only... Someone go out there and dig it up. Maybe we'll find scrooge McDuck's skeleton

Izlude said,
I wonder if they have interiors.. If there aren't bodies inside, it's 100% that the pyramids are NOT tombs (well I have no way to support that theory anyway). They HAD to have some technological purpose, perhaps as pylons for energy (wireless power is supposed to be a very ancient technology). Theory only... Someone go out there and dig it up. Maybe we'll find scrooge McDuck's skeleton

I mentioned this in my post higher, you might want to check out The Pyramid Code, great documentary about this theory.

PmRd said,

I mentioned this in my post higher, you might want to check out The Pyramid Code, great documentary about this theory.


There's one born every minute. Make that 500 a minute.

I often use google/bing maps to look around my local area for crop marks and such. I found 1 thing that was unrecorded (now recorded ) and i found another which i think is recorded but not sure.

bkellner said,
There's all kinds of weird things in the desert. I think my find is better than a few "undiscovered" hills less than a thousand meters from some houses:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q...&gl=us&t=h&z=18

Any idea what those are?

Woah! That looks like gigantic holes on the ground that is sucking in sand into the next dimension. You discovered linear black holes?

Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Quick, hide 'em! The Muslim Bros. want to destroy the Pyramids!

I don't remember any muslim radical group (note im not generalising it for every muslims like you did) destroying pyramids.

I'm not referring to Muslims in general. The Taliban brand of fundamentalist Islam, which includes the Muslim Brotherhood (Muslim Bros.), has a tendency to destroy non-Islamic landmarks. It happened in

Hum said,
Interesting -- now if we knew why so many pyramids were built.

Daniel Jackson will tell ya: Landing pads for alien ships.

Toysoldier said,

No XBOX back then, had to keep the villagers busy.

PPHHH, if I was a villager and had an Xbox, I'd only imagine my life would be so much fun...

Hum said,
Interesting -- now if we knew why so many pyramids were built.

Some pyramids may have been wireless electricity generators, they were built over underground limestone water tunnels and the friction from the water and the limestone generated static electricity, Tesla built his wireless electricity tower using the same technique. There's a really good documentary called The Pyramid Code that goes into great detail about all this

Tony. said,

Daniel Jackson will tell ya: Landing pads for alien ships.

i could think of better places to land a craft on than a triangle pyramid
..like anything flat lol

thenonhacker said,

They were built because the Protoss needs mineral expansions.

You must construct additional pylons