In the recent past, in order to discover new archeological objects, one had to put in a lot of work. It probably included a hard hat, some digging and a very long trek into uncharted territories. Today all it takes is a satellite image and a good eye. A satellite archaeological researcher from North Carolina has likely discovered two previously undocumented pyramid complexes in Egypt using Google Earth satellite images. While it happens often that things are misidentified in situations like this, a pyramid expert stands behind this find. The sites have all of the hallmarks of ancient pyramid sites – the size, location and arrangement of the structures make it likely that this it the real deal. According to National Geographic, only one percent of ancient Egypt has been discovered and excavated. One percent! And that’s just in Egypt. Think of all the other things we might discover on Earth as imaging technology gets better and better.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 14, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).