Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Monday, May 23, 2011

My thanks to John Patterson for spotting this well ahead - it shows next Monday (30th) at 8:30pm.

Dr Sarah Parcak uses satellites to probe beneath the sands, where she has found cities, temples and pyramids. Now, with Dallas Campbell and Liz Bonnin, she heads to Egypt to discover if these magnificent buildings are really there


Stuart Tyler said...

Looking forward to this one. I am recording it also, in case of any genuinely "new" information.

I hope for fresh information, unreported information, so fingers crossed...


Dennis said...

There is a related story on BBC News. Here is the link:

Patrick said...

Also on the BBC News page, an interesting article on carbon dating.

Patrick said...

Churlish response from Hawass, countered by a more measured reply from 'Art of Counting' at:
Thanks to Egyptology News!

Kate Phizackerley said...

I might have covered it but there doesn't seem to be a huge Upper Egypt or New Kingdom dimension to the story so I resisted the temptation.

David Kessler said...

This is a very exciting development. It could lead to a massive increase in our knowledge of ancient Egypt. Not sure why Zahi Hawass is getting so hot under the collar about it (unless it's that desert heat). This sort of thing should help to bring the tourists back to Egypt.

Stephanie said...

Saw the show last night, really interesting but a bit too much focused on computer animation.
It is very impressing how many of the spotted features turned out to be really there and it was fair that they also talked about Abydos where nothing could be found. No technique can be completely perfect after all.

It seems that scientists will be kept very busy in the future even if only some of the features detected by satellite turn out to be real sites.

I did not quite agree with what they said about the harim palace in Gurob.
They gave the impression that the women were sort of exiled out in the desert in order to keep them secluded.
But they did not mention that this was by far not the only harim palace and that basically every royal palace had its own harim attached, in the heart of the cities. And what about the servants and administrators who would inevitably have been on site?
I understood by now that Gurob served more as accomodation for the retired women or those fallen from grace, although I am not sure what the evidence is (apart from its off track location).

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