A satellite survey of Egypt has identified over 1,000 un-excavated tombs, 3,000 ancient settlements and 17 lost pyramids, including two pyramids near the Sakkara pyramid 25 km south of Cairo, suggesting that the area could be one of the most important archaeological sites in the country.

A team of specialist archaeologists from the University of Alabama has spent over a year analysing images from satellites orbiting 700 km above the earth. The satellites