Cleopatra, the last Egyptian Pharaoh, renowned for her beauty
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remains of the queen’s sister Princess Arsinoe, found in Ephesus, Turkey.
Buried city and 17 pyramids revealed by satellite
An infra-red satellite image reveals the pattern of streets and houses in the buried ancient city of Tanis in Egypt. The new technique has also shown up the sites of 17 lost pyramids as well as thousands of tombs and settlements.Dr Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explains the findings at Tanis to Liz Bonnin and Dallas Campbell for the TV programme Egypt’s lost cities. It is possible that only one percent of the wonders of Ancient Egypt have been discovered, but now, thanks to a Ancient Egypt pioneering approach to archaeology, that is about to change.
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.
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