What secrets we will learn as they excavate these ruins? Egyptologist Dr. Sarah Parcak is our new hero…



Space archaeologist unlocks secrets of ancient civilizations

By Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN



“In Egypt’s northern Delta, Sarah Parcak is on the hunt to unearth ancient settlements, pyramids and tombs lost in the sands of time.


Rather than digging through the dirt in a dusty trench, trowel in hand, the Egyptologist has turned her eyes to the stars.


Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist who uses satellites, initially designed for use by the military, to identify potential sub-surface remains.


Sarah Parcak, Egyptologist and anthropology professor
Sarah Parcak, Egyptologist and anthropology professor


“When people initially think of the term “space archaeologist” they think ‘oh it’s someone who uses satellites to look for alien settlements on Mars or in outer space’ but the opposite is true — we’re actually looking for evidence of past human life on planet earth,” she says…”


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“In June, the U.S.-based National Academy of Sciences released a report where a consortium of archaeologists used airborne lasers to survey Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.


The team also announced the remarkable existence of a medieval city hidden beneath the dense jungle.”



¬†And still more…


We blogged about this last year, here. “Egyptian Pyramids Found By Infra-Red Satellite Images