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We mapped a lost branch of the Nile River – which may be the key to a longstanding mystery of the pyramids

By Timothy J. Ralph, Associate Professor, Macquarie University
Eman Ghoneim, Professor and Director of Space and Drone Remote Sensing Lab, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Suzanne Onstine, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Memphis
The largest field of pyramids in Egypt – consisting of 31 pyramids built over a millennium, including the famous Great Pyramid at Giza – lies along a narrow strip of land in the desert several kilometres west of the Nile River.

The Nile was at the heart of ancient Egyptian civilisation, and the location of so many pyramids some distance away from the river has until now not been fully explained.

In a new study published in Communications Earth & Environment, we addressed this puzzle. When…The Conversation

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