Jan Bartek - AncientPages.com - Never give up if you really think you’re right. That should be the motto of a dedicated American archaeology researcher who has claimed for years there are still undiscovered ancient pyramids hidden beneath the Egyptian sand.
Large image: Egyptian desert. Credit: Public Domain - Small image: Pyramid-shaped anomalies. Credit: Micol, Google Earth
Wouldn’t it be great if we could unearth a new sphinx, more enormous pyramids, or other remarkable ancient structures in Egypt? It may happen if we keep studying satellite images and investigate strange formations.
American archaeology researcher Angela Micol sticks to her theory and she is convinced something huge is hiding beneath the sand along the Nile river.
She presented her theory for the first time many years ago announcing she had discovered puzzling ancient structures that could re-write the history of ancient Egypt. Micol has spent more than ten years studying studied lost pyramids using Google Earth.
As Ancient Pages reported previously, based on the satellite imagery, Micol suggests that the mounds might represent eroded pyramids.
The largest one appears to have the ruins of a square building or walls on its summit, but it'll take a full-blown excavation to unravel the mystery.
"We have found some incredible evidence at the Abu Sidhum site and it could be much older than many in Egypt.
There is a distinct water line on all four mounds at around 50 feet in height.
Some years ago, satellite images revealed strange structures in the Sahara Desert. Abu Sidhum Site, Egypt- View from Google Earth. Image credit: Angela Micol
If this site is proven to be an artificial pyramid/mound site it could date back to the Predynastic or the Prehistoric period of ancient Egypt, making this one of the oldest known pyramid/mound complexes in Egypt.
The implications that this site, if proven artificial may be an amazingly old site and could even rewrite the history of ancient Egypt," Angela Micol says.
Angela Micol was contacted by an expedition team in Egypt who visited the Abu Sidhum site.
They sent a detailed video of the mounds, showing how they resembled pyramids, along with a video of pottery shards that covered the area extensively and helped confirm something is buried under the sand near the site of Abu Sidhum.
The team used a metal and cavity detector that gave positive results for tunnels and cavities inside all four mounds/possible pyramids!
The team and Angela Micol believe to have identified a temple or habitation site near the Abu Sidhum site and a row of what may be mastaba tombs adjacent to the mounds!
The remnants are located in an area around the present-day town of Dimai in Egypt's Fayoum Desert. The locale used to be a desert settlement during Egypt's Ptolemaic era, back when Greek and Roman influence was on the rise.
According to Italian archaeologist Paola Davoli, the structures may have been watchtowers - but she hasn't ruled out the possibility that they might also be tombs or well sites. What's needed is an excavation to unlock the secrets hidden within.
Huge pyramids could be buried beneath the sand. Credit: Google Earth
Micol published satellite images of these unusual structures, but no one bothered to investigate her discoveries.
Micol hasn’t given up her research and she has now announced the discovery of more sites of undiscovered pyramids in Egypt.
According to Express UK, Micol pinpointed the two areas along the Nile basin, 90 miles apart, both containing unusually shaped mounds.
The first area sits alongside the Nile in Upper Egypt, 12 miles from the city of Abu Sidhum and the second is 90 miles north, containing a four-sided shape that is 140-feet-wide. One site included a 620-feet-wide triangular plateau, almost three times the size of the Great Pyramid at Giza, which would make it the largest ever discovered.”
Image credit: Angela Micol
"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, lost pyramids,” Micol said.
Unfortunately, most Egyptologists are of a different opinion and Micol’s discoveries have been dismissed as wishful thinking and natural rock formations that might be mistaken for archaeological features.
James Harrell, Professor emeritus of archaeological geology at the University of Toledo stated these structures are by no means any pyramids. Professor Harrell added Micol’s “pyramids are just wishful thinking by an ignorant observer with an overactive imagination."
However, Dr. Vasko Dobrev who spent the last three decades probing the area just 19 miles from the world-famous Pyramids of Giza is of an entirely different opinion.
Ancient Pages wrote earlier Dr. Dobrev’s finds were revealed during Tony Robinson’s Channel 5 documentary “Opening Egypt’s Great Tomb”.
Dr. Dobrev explains to Tony Robinson something large is hidden beneath the sand. Credit: Channel 5
Dr. Dobrev has shocked the entire world stating numerous pyramids could be hiding beneath the sand.
“There are about 120 pyramids all around Egypt.
Pharaohs built pyramids here because Saqqara is exactly in front of the capital of Egypt, Memphis, “Dr. Dobrev said.
Dr. Dobrev thinks a top of a flat plateau in the desert is the site where an ancient pyramid is hidden, but it’s unknown who built it.
The only way to learn the truth is to investigate and find out what is really hidden beneath the sand!
Written by Jan Bartek - AncientPages.com Staff Writer