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Possible Egyptian pyramids found using Google Earth

Two unidentified, possible pyramid complexes have been located with satellite imagery from Google Earth. 

One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width. This site contains three smaller mounds in a very clear formation, similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids. 

The second possible site contains four mounds with a larger, triangular-shaped plateau. The two larger mounds at this site are approximately 250 feet in width, with two smaller mounds approximately 100 feet in width. This site complex is arranged in a very clear formation with the large plateau, or butte, nearby in a triangular shape with a width of approximately 600 feet. 

The sites have been documented and discovered by satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina. Angela has been conducting satellite archaeology research for over ten years, searching for ancient sites from space using Google Earth. Angela is a UNC Charlotte alumnus and has studied archaeology since childhood. Google Earth has allowed her to document many possible archaeological sites, including a potential underwater city off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula that has sparked the interest of scientists, researchers and archaeologists. Angela is also a board member of the APEX Institute, founded by archaeologist William Donato, who is pioneering underwater archaeological research in the Bahamas. Angela has been assisted by Don J. Long, fellow APEX researcher and colleague. 

The sites have been verified as undiscovered by Egyptologist and pyramid expert Nabil Selim. Nabil’s discoveries include the pyramid called Sinki at Abydos and the Dry Moat surrounding the Step pyramid Complex at Saqqara. Nabil has stated the smaller 100 foot “mounds”, at one of the proposed complex sites, are a similar size as the 13th Dynasty Egyptian pyramids, if a square base can be discovered. 

Next Steps 

The Egyptian sites have been sent to Egyptologists and researchers for further investigation and “ground truthing”. Angela has stated, “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 and evidence should be gathered to determine their origins. It is my hunch there is much more to these sites and with the use of Infrared imagery, we can see the extent of the proposed complexes in greater detail.” This is just one site of many Angela has identified that may contain ancient ruins. "My dream is to work with archaeologists to release sites that I have identified over the past ten years of research. This research is the frontier of discovery and it's just beginning to advance views of our ancient past", states Angela. 

Many of the documented areas will remain undisclosed until proper officials are notified and the sites can be protected. Angela and the APEX Institute are raising funds for a documentary that will include many of the undiscovered sites that have been identified using Google Earth. Angela is also forming a non-profit organization to promote satellite archaeology and remote sensing. A select, small portion of the sites can be viewed online with Google Earth by visiting Angela's "anomaly collection" at 

Source: Press King [August 05, 2012]

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  1. Sorry, they are not pyramids but a geologic feature called a laccolith. It's extremely clear by the formation around them. Could have saved a lot of time and money by just asking any geologist.

  2. I am inclined to agree with you, given the presence of other exposed igneous intrusions in the area. However, I can also see why Ms Micol is curious about the triangular formation. When viewed side-on, it does have a tiered appearance, like a pyramid.... or, like a sedimentary formation. Hopefully somebody will get out there and look at it, so we'll know for certain.

  3. I agree with Steve. I've seen Angela's website and there are so many easily explainable features listed as anomalous that I have second-hand embarrassment. Furthermore, anyone that would include Lemurians on a list of possible explanations for land formations should be automatically suspect.

  4. Lemurians? I see nowhere on her site where Lemurians are possible explanations for the landforms. It's very obvious the sites are unique. Some of the features may be geologically formed like the "butte" but this was stated in the article. I have read she is posting geologically anomalies on her site and most of her collection is not online. The mima mounds are anomalous formations, especially in many of the areas she's posted. I've seen them in text books as such. I think there's way too much jealousy within the archaeological community towards this discovery. She's not an archaeologists but wants to help them. A noble cause but I hope she realizes what she is up against with dogmatic traditions and motives being the driving force of the limited science.

  5. No way to apply for and get a grant with such pat answers! Tut tut!

  6. Should be interesting to see if these are just natural formations or man-made; the latter meaning study and excavation.

  7. I also see an Egyptian cat like creature. The right eye is vey Egyptian art like, the ear is to its side. The nostrils below the muzzle/mouth below that. The left eye looks to be eroded. Art for the Gods above? Or I'm just seeing things.

  8. Wow. another google victories...

  9. Very large limpets?

    I wish the investigators good luck - truly - in finding pyramids, but these look remarkably like eroded mesa formations - I'm not sure they're lacoliths, as suggested by a previous post.


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