US Radar’s Seeker SPR 500 system played a vital role in helping the Scottish Egyptian Archaeological Trust explore the historical Saqqara Necroplis. The 500 MHz antenna with controller was pulled across the Saqqara dig site on the edge of the Sahara Desert in a 0.5 meter grid pattern. The images produced by the Seeker system allowed archaeologists to detect buried ruins. 

The Saqqara Necropolis is located on the west bank of the Nile River in Egypt. It is the burial site of some of the most important figures in ancient Egyptian history and the location of the first pyramid – the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. The necropolis holds the tomb of this pyramid’s architect, Imhotep. Though Imhotep’s tomb is currently unknown, archaeologists continue uncovering evidence that it is nearby. 

Before all is said and done, the Seeker SPR 500 as well as other US Radar systems can play key roles in helping archaeologists uncover secrets of the past like the ones discovered at the Saqqara Necropolis. 

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