Mysterious, pyramid-like structures spotted in the Egyptian desert

An amateur satellite archaeologist has spotted mysterious, pyramid-like structures in the Egyptian desert, which could be the long-lost pyramids.

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2013, 12:07 PM IST

Washington: An amateur satellite archaeologist has spotted mysterious, pyramid-like structures in the Egyptian desert, which could be the long-lost pyramids.

It is believed that these pyramids are going to overshadow the pyramids of Giza.

While there has been no investigation on the Faiyum site, a preliminary on-the-ground expedition has already taken place at the site near Abu Sidhum, which provided data to compare with El-Kady and Farouk`s maps and documents.

Mohamed Aly Soliman, who led the preliminary expedition, told Discovery News that the mounds are definitely hiding an ancient site.

He said that firstly, the land surrounding the mounds is a normal flat land, asserting that it was just a desert.

Soliman explained that the mounds are different, and pottery and seashells can be found everywhere.

He said that there was transported layer, which were not from this place, and were used by the ancient Egyptians to hide their buried sites.

Soliman said that looking back in history we know that pharaohs used seashells to building tombs and pyramids for the purpose of ventilation.

He asserted that the rocks used in pyramids had up to 40 percent seashells.

According to the amateur geo-archaeologist, Angela Micol, local people had long suspected that the formations were ancient in origin and had even tried to dig one of them years ago, but failed after they struck a very hard stone, which could be granite.

Soliman said that that metal detectors showed that there was metal present in them and also that an underground tunnel was heading north on both the big mounds.

ANI