Two complexes containing an unusual grouping of mounds with “intriguing features and orientations” found through Google Earth in Upper Egypt could potentially be the “lost pyramids,” Angela Micol, satellite archaeology researcher, wrote on her website -GoogleEearthAnomalies.com on Friday.
The potential pyramids are some 90 miles apart, Micol added.
In one site, located in Upper Egypt, 12 miles from the city of Abu Sidhum along the Nile, four mounds each with a larger, triangular-shaped plateau, are found.
The two larger mounds at this site are approximately 250 feet in width, with two smaller mounds about 100 feet in width.
“Upon closer examination of the formation, this mound appears to have a very flat top and a curiously symmetrical triangular shape that has been heavily eroded with time,” Micol wrote.
Around 90 miles north, near the Fayoum oasis, the second possible pyramid complex contains a four-sided, truncated mound, which is approximately 150 feet wide.
“It has a distinct square center which is very unusual for a mound of this size and it almost seems pyramidal when seen from above,” Micol wrote.
Located just 1.5 miles south east of the ancient town of Dimai, the site also has three smaller mounds in a very clear formation, “similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids,” she said.
“The color of the mounds is dark and similar to the material composition of Dimai’s walls which are made of mudbrick and stone.”
The researcher believes that the use of infrared imagery will allow scientists to see the extent of the complexes in greater details. The sites have been sent to Egyptologists and researchers for further investigation and “ground truthing,” she said.
It is not the first time that Micol discovered new archeological sites with Google Earth; she had found a potential underwater city off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula.
The researcher, meanwhile, is raising funds for a documentary that will include many of the undiscovered sites that have been identified using Google Earth.