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Science Google Maps reveals mysterious spiral in Egyptian desert

Just a short distance from the Red Sea is a one-million-square-foot pattern of interlocking spirals etched in the desert sands. Who – or what – put it there?

By Marc LallanillaLiveScience Assistant Editor / February 25, 2014

Google Earth

To some viewers, it looks like a landing strip for extraterrestrial spacecraft — or perhaps the portal to a parallel universe, if not an ancient monument to a benevolent deity who had a keen eye for design and symmetry.