17 new pyramids has been discovered by a satellite

17 lost pyramids has been discovered by a satellite survey at Egypt amongst thousands of tombs and ancient settlements.

Scientists made the discovery using infrared images which enabled them to identify underground structures.

The existence of two pyramids have already been confirmed by researchers on the ground.

This cutting edge form of “space archaeology” is being pioneered by a team of archaeologists from the University of Alabama in Birmingham lead by US Egyptologist Dr Sarah Parcak.

The team analysed images from satellite-cameras so powerful they can zoom in on objects less than 1m in diameter on the earth's surface.

Infra-red imaging was then used to identify different materials undeground.

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