Forerunner of Egyptian Pyramids Found in Romania?

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Archaeologists claim to have found a forerunner to the pyramids not in Egypt – but in southern Romania.

The discovery being hailed as a sensation has been dated as being over 4,500 years old after it was unearthed in Aricestii Rahtivani, in Prahova county in southern Romania.

Archaeologist Alin Franculeasa, from the History and Archeology Museum in Prahova, said: “If we take the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen – he reigned between 1333 – 1323 BC, but this tomb is even older – from a man who obviously also had great wealth and importance but who would have lived 4,500 years ago.

“There are clearly similarities between the tomb we are looking at and that of the pyramids…

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Google Earth Uncovers Thousands of Tombs

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Google Earth may expose tombs more exciting and historical than the ones in Petra shown here.

With the aid of revolutionary technology, archaeologists continue to expose exciting historical discoveries. According to The New Scientist, University of Western Australia professor David Kennedyhas utilized Google Earth in hopes of identifying archaeological sites, and he just may have stumbled across nearly two thousand potentially significant locations…

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Archaeologists Discover Sunken ‘Graveyard’ Of Ancient Roman Ships

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Amphorae from a Roman shipwreck are seen on the seabed near the island of Ventotene

A team of archaeologists using sonar technology to scan the seabed have discovered a “graveyard” of five pristine ancient Roman shipwrecks off the small Italian island of Ventotene.

 

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Underwater Robotic Vehicle Can Hover In Place

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MIT researchers have designed a new robotic underwater vehicle that can hover in place like a helicopter — an invaluable tool for deepwater oil explorers, marine archaeologists, oceanographers and others.

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Egyptian Pharoah’s ‘Missing’ Pyramid Found

Egyptian Pharoah’s ‘Missing’ Pyramid Found

A worker inside the well-known Saqqara Serapium

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the “missing pyramid” of a pharaoh and a ceremonial procession road where high priests carried mummified remains of sacred bulls, Egypt’s antiquities chief said Thursday.

Zahi Hawass said the pyramid — of which only the base remains — is believed to be that of King Menkauhor, an obscure pharaoh who ruled for only eight years more than 4,000 years ago.

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