UAB News (University of Alabama at Birmingham) announces a significant discovery by one of their professors.
Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., an Egyptologist and assistant professor of archaeology at UAB, used infra-red satellite imaging to discover 17 lost pyramids as well as more than 1,000 tombs and 3,100 ancient settlements.
The discovery will be revealed in a BBC documentary next Monday. A different program will be aired on the Discovery Channel later this summer.
At Tanis … Parcak discovered an ancient network of streets and houses, which are completely invisible from the ground.
More information is available in the UAB News here.
Dr. Parcak is well known for her archaeological work and is a member of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
Here we see tourists posing beside the ancient monuments at Tanis. Imagine the complex of houses and streets that may be hidden under the tons of accumulated dirt.
Tanis, modern site of San el-Hagar, is thought by some Egyptologists to correspond to the Zoan mentioned in several Old Testament references (Numbers 13:22; Psalm 78:12, 43). Kenneth Kitchen says the reference to Hebron being built seven years before Zoan
may indicate a refounding of Zoan in the Middle Kingdom (c. 2000-1800 B.C.), or more probably by the Hyksos kings in the 16th century B.C., whose N capital Avaris Zoan may possible be.” (The New Bible Dictionary, 3rd Ed., 1271)