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NASA satellite helps find 17 Egypt pyramids

May 28, 2011
"I couldn't believe we could locate so many sites all over Egypt,"
- Sarah Parcak at the University of Alabama

Archaeologists have uncovered as many as 17 buried pyramids in Egypt with the help of NASA satellite imagery, according to a documentary to be aired by the BBC on Monday.

Led by US researcher Sarah Parcak at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the team has already confirmed two of the suspected pyramids through excavation work.

The BBC, which funded the research, released the findings this week ahead of a broadcast describing the technique and what was uncovered.

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