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Think Egypt Has the
Most Pyramids? Not So
Apr 11, 2021 1:59 PM CDT
Think Egypt Has the Most Pyramids? Not So
A 'NYT' writer explores the Meroe pyramids of Sudan
- Just days before parts of Europe entered lockdown, Italian photojournalist Alessio Mamo traveled to Sudan, where he managed to set eyes on a sight that many of the country's own people haven't been able to see: the pyramids of Meroe, a city that served as the Kingdom of...
One of 3 Items Taken From
Great Pyramid Is Found
Dec 16, 2020 8:03 AM CST
One of 3 Items Taken From Great Pyramid Is Found
The wood, lost for 70 years, was one of 3 items to emerge from the ancient wonder
- Just three known objects have been recovered from Egypt's Great Pyramid, and one of those has been missing for 70 years. That is until an Egyptian archaeologist stumbled upon it in Scotland. Curatorial assistant Abeer Eladany was digging through the University of Aberdeen's museum collections late last year...
Explosion Injures Tourists
Near Giza Pyramids
May 19, 2019 10:35 AM CDT
Explosion Injures Tourists Near Giza Pyramids
South Africans were hurt on their way from airport
- An explosion injured at least 12 people on a tourist bus in Egypt on Sunday. The bus was taking 25 South Africans from the airport to the Giza pyramids area, Reuters reports; four Egyptians in a car were injured by broken glass. Three of the injured were treated at a...
2-Year Streak of
Tourists Safe in
Egypt Has Ended
Dec 28, 2018 1:13 PM CST
2-Year Streak of Tourists Safe in Egypt Has Ended
Roadside bomb hits tour bus near Giza pyramids, killing 2 and injuring 12
- A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Friday in an area near the Giza pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 other people, Egypt's Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said the bus was traveling in the Marioutiyah area near the pyramids when the crude roadside...
Viral Vid Seems to
Getting Busy Atop
Dec 8, 2018 9:15 AM CST
Viral Vid Seems to Show Couple Getting Busy Atop Great Pyramid
Egyptian authorities aren't happy
- It's one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but some aren't filled with wonder at a video that appears to show a salacious undertaking at the landmark. CNN reports that three minutes of nighttime footage , originally uploaded Wednesday by Danish photographer Andreas Hvid, have been making the...
Quarry Discovery May Explain
How Pyramids Were Built
in case you missed it
Nov 10, 2018 7:00 AM CST
Quarry Discovery May Explain How Pyramids Were Built
Researchers find ramp system in Egypt
- Scientists have long theorized that Egyptians used a ramp of some kind in building the pyramids, and a new discovery in an ancient quarry might provide a tangible look at just such a system. Researchers say they found the remains of a system that dates back 4,500 years, to...
Big Egypt Find: Signs of Village
Way Before the Pyramids
Sep 3, 2018 12:30 PM CDT
Big Egypt Find: Signs of Village Way Before the Pyramids
About 2,500 years before, to be (somewhat) exact
- When you think of ancient Egypt, pharaohs and pyramids come to mind. But a new discovery in the Nile Delta is shedding some light on an even earlier time in Egypt's history. Archaeologists have discovered storage silos containing animal bones and food dating back to the Neolithic era (around...
4 Famous Sites
Likely to Underwhelm
May 31, 2018 11:52 AM CDT
4 Famous Sites Likely to Underwhelm
See Egypt's pyramids, then grab a pizza
- You might think trips to see Stonehenge or Egypt's pyramids are worth the thousands of dollars in airfare and other travel expenses. These are majestic, ancient structures, after all. Sadly, there's more to such famous spots than most picturesque Instagram posts suggest. Four destinations likely to underwhelm, according...
First Major Find in
Great Pyramid Since
Nov 2, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
First Major Find in Great Pyramid Since 19th Century
It's a huge cavity, and it's raising a lot of questions
- It's not every day that what is essentially nothingness would be major news, but today is that day: Scientists announced in
that after two years of study, they've identified a roughly 100-foot-long void in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza—built around 2500 BC, it's the...
Egypt Just Found
in case you missed it
Apr 8, 2017 10:21 AM CDT
Egypt Just Found Another Pyramid
Experts believe it's 3.7K years old
- An excavation team in Egypt has found what appears to be the interior of a buried pyramid dating back 3,700 years to the 13th dynasty. The antiquities ministry says that both a corridor and a block engraved with 10 lines of hieroglyphics are in good condition, reports the BBC...
One of World's
Stands a Bit Askew
Jun 21, 2016 6:50 AM CDT
One of World's Seven Wonders Stands a Bit Askew
Engineer speculates Egyptians plotted out pyramids on grid to achieve precision
- Scientists scanning and mapping the Giza pyramids say they've discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the world's Seven Wonders, is a bit lopsided. And really, just a bit. The pyramid's exact size has stumped experts for centuries, as the "more than 21...
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jan 31, 2016 2:30 PM CST
Teen Illegally Scales Egypt's Great Pyramid
Andrej Ciesielski has the photos to prove it, though cops tried to delete them
- "I can't describe it in words … It was really unbelievable for me. It was absolutely amazing." That's how 18-year-old Andrej Ciesielski describes his incredible, yet illegal, climb to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza in broad daylight on Jan. 18. The German tourist,...
Cosmic Particles Could
Hold Pyramid Clues
Jan 18, 2016 4:15 AM CST
Cosmic Particles Could Hold Pyramid Clues
Team has collected muons inside Bent Pyramid
- An international team of researchers said Sunday they will soon begin analyzing cosmic particles collected inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid to search for clues as to how it was built and learn more about the 4,600-year-old structure. The president of the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute says that plates planted...
Weird 'Anomalies' Found
in Egyptian Pyramids
Nov 9, 2015 4:40 PM CST
Weird 'Anomalies' Found in Egyptian Pyramids
Researchers use thermal technology to uncover secrets
- A project to scan Egypt's pyramids for 4,500-year-old secrets is turning up "anomalies" that may lead to hidden passages and more, Discovery reports. Two weeks of thermal scanning have revealed signs of internal cavities and structures in several pyramids and a standout anomaly at the so-called Great...
Nov 5, 2015 12:32 PM CST
Ben Carson Stands by Unusual Theory on Pyramids
He says Joseph built them to store grain
- While some candidates may flip-flop on the issues, Ben Carson—now the most-liked candidate of both parties, per the latest Gallup poll —is steadfast when it comes to one particular puzzle: the Egyptian pyramids. Back in 1998, the good doctor gave a commencement address at Andrews University, a school...
Oct 25, 2015 4:09 PM CDT
Scientists to Get Inside 4 Pyramids Without Digging
They can look inside without damaging the structure
- How do you see what's inside an Egyptian pyramid without taking it apart or even "drilling the slightest opening?" With infrared thermography, 3D scans with lasers and drones, and cosmic-ray detectors, scientists said Sunday at a press conference.
translates the latter technology: Scientists will study "how...
Jul 17, 2013 7:00 AM CDT
Have Mankind's 'Greatest Pyramids' Been Pinpointed?
New research helps support amateur archaeologist's findings
- An amateur archaeologist in North Carolina made headlines last year when she claimed to have uncovered long-lost pyramids in Egypt via Google Earth. Real archaeologists have been a bit more skeptical. But Angela Micol says new discoveries help prove her findings, reports Discovery News . Another amateur archaeologist recently did a...
Apr 28, 2013 9:45 AM CDT
Dead Bodies Threaten Egypt's Pyramids: Report
Illegal cemeteries pushing toward monuments
- Some of Egypt's greatest monuments are facing a threat: encroaching, illegally-built cemeteries. More than 1,000 tombs have been established this year on grounds where building is prohibited, the
reports. "They came and took space for about 20 generations," says the head archaeologist at Dahshour, home...
Aug 11, 2012 3:52 PM CDT
Long-Lost Pyramids Spotted on Google Earth?
Angela Micol uncovers two Egyptian sites online
- Surfing Google Earth can be quite fun—especially when you zoom in and find a pair of possible long-lost Egyptian pyramids. Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina, has done just that, spotting a pyramidal shape about 140 feet wide and another, bigger one with mounds roughly 250 feet across. "...
Nov 11, 2011 6:56 AM CST
Weird 11/11/11 Ritual Forces Pyramids' Closure
Numerologists planned to fight 'cosmic forces'
- Egyptian officials have decided to close the pyramids today following complaints over a planned 11/11/11 ceremony that was to happen there. Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities had apparently planned to allow Polish numerologists to gather onsite and battle the “cosmic forces” set to destroy the world next year,...
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