Egypts Bent Pyramid Opens for First Time in More Than 50 Years

first_img “Sneferu lived a very long time … the architects wanted to reach the complete shape, the pyramid shape,” Mohamed Shiha, director of the Dahshur site, said, according to The Guardian. “Exactly where he was buried, we are not sure of that. Maybe in this [Bent] pyramid, who knows?” Shiha said. The Bent Pyramid, as well as the other pyramids in the Dashur royal necropolis (a part of the Memphis necropolis), are registered as World Heritage sites with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Photos: Teen’s Skeleton Buried Next to Pyramid in Egypt For the first time since 1965, two pyramids built by the ancient Egyptians, including the unique “Bent Pyramid,” are being opened to the public, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The two pyramids — the Bent Pyramid and its satellite in the Dashur royal necropolis — sit about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Cairo. Both are more than 4,000 years old. Along with the announcement, made Saturday (July 13), the ministry revealed its latest discoveries of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi, some of which contained mummies with wooden funerary masks. The findings also included stone-cutting tools dated to the Late Period, which lasted from 664 B.C. to 332 B.C., or about the time of Alexander the Great. [Photos: Exquisitely Preserved Ancient Tomb Discovered at Saqqara]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65944-bent-pyramid-egypt.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  The Bent Pyramid, built in about 2600 B.C. by the Pharaoh Sneferu during the Old Kingdom, is a one-of-a-kind structure. Archaeologists note that its architecture is a transition between the Djoser Step Pyramid, built between 2667 B.C. and 2648 B.C., and the Meidum Pyramid, which also dates to 2600 B.C., Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said in a statement. The pyramid almost looks like its shedding: the bottom half is still covered with its original limestone casing. The sides rise at a streep 54 degrees angle, but later tapers off at a 43 degree angle toward the top, giving it a “bent” look. A recently discovered mummy in a sarcophagus. Credit: Photo courtesy Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities Purrfect Photos: Cat Mummies and Wooden Cat Statues Discovered at Ancient Egyptian Burial Complex Photos: Mummies Discovered in Tombs in Ancient Egyptian City The ministry’s project department restored the 331-foot-tall (101 meters) Bent Pyramid and its satellite during their closure. Some of this restoration process included work on the internal and external stairs, the addition of a lighting network, and the repair of some of the stone work in the corridors and burial chamber. In addition, the ministry announced that its archaeologists had found the remains of an ancient wall that dated to the Middle Kingdom, about 4,000 years ago. This nearly 200-foot-tall (60 m) wall sits south of another pyramid from the 12th dynasty pharaoh King Amenemhat II, which is also in the Dahshur necropolis. In recent years, Egypt has announced archaeological discoveries with the hope of increasing tourism, which took a hit after a 2011 uprising against the Egyptian government. An ancient mummy with a funerary mask. Credit: Photo courtesy Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoBirch Gold GroupThis IRS Tax Law is Sweeping the U.S.Birch Gold GroupUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndolast_img read more

Rap pop music to attract firsttime voters in Bengaluru

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL Locked in a fierce electoral battle with the BJP, the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance candidate for Bangalore-North, Krishna Byre Gowda, has resorted to rap music and flash mob dance to attract and engage the first-time voters in Bengaluru.Karnataka will see over 30 lakh first-time voters casting their vote this Lok Sabha election and every mainstream party is trying to woo them. But Byre Gowda has a secret weapon on his side — Folk rap.The Elements Mall in Bengaluru witnessed folk rap performance by young musicians who appealed to young voters to vote carefully for a future free of hate and violence.The performers also took up Byre Gowda’s campaign promise “With You For You” and detailed — in rap — why he was their candidate of choice. A few lines from the song goes — “Ishtu varshavadaru innu unemployment, sullu matugaligella agabedi silent/Agadidre kelsa bejaragi koorabeka navu prati divasa?” (Unemployment exists even after these many years/Don’t be silent listening to falsities/Should we sit jobless every day?).Music of liberationSpeaking after the gig, Byre Gowda said, “Rap and Hip Hop have their roots in oppressed communities and is the music of liberation.Rap talks about social struggles and demands change. It is, therefore, appropriate that the young citizens of Bengaluru and Karnataka, who have struggled under the BJP-led authoritarian regime, have taken to folk rap to express their political needs. I will carry this voice with me to Parliament. I will make the need felt at the Centre.”For Byre Gowda, the idea is to reach out to youth through a medium they connect with.He said the youth today are more politically aware than before and will express their needs in many forums and ways; this gave him the confidence that his campaign will appeal to them.“I believe the job of a Member of Parliament is to take the voice of the people, especially the youth, and make it reverberate in the halls of Parliament. I am sure that the people of Bangalore North will give me their mandate to serve them for the next five years in the Lok Sabha,” Byre Gowda said.Expressing confidence that a secular and progressive government will be installed at the Centre , Byre Gowda said that as an MP, he would focus on jobs for Kannadigas and urban infrastructure. For the latest on elections, click: Elections 2019 Elections 2019 Karnataka national elections music Published on COMMENT SHARE April 15, 2019 COMMENTSlast_img read more

Delhi 3 dead in massive fire at rubber factory in Shahdaras Jhilmil

first_img Next Delhi: 3 dead in massive fire at rubber factory in Shahdara’s Jhilmil Industrial AreaThe fire broke out at a rubber factory located in Shahdara’s Jhilmil industrial area in the morning. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 13:30 IST Photo: ANIAt least three people have died in a massive fire at a rubber factory in Delhi on Saturday.The victims included two women were killed in the massive fire at a factory. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said two women and a man died in the fire.The fire broke out in the factory located in Shahdara’s Jhilmil industrial area in the morning.The fire department said they received information about the blaze at 9:25 am.A team of 31 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. READ | Fire at ESI hospital in West Delhi: 6 patients recusedALSO READ | Massive fire breaks out at factory in Delhi’s Kundli, 10 fire tenders on the spotALSO WATCH | Major fire breaks out at DGHS office in Delhi’s KarkardoomaFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Bansal Tags :Follow DelhiFollow Firelast_img read more

Karnataka crisis Three rebel MLAs summoned by Assembly Speaker fail to turn

first_imgKarnataka crisis: Three rebel MLAs summoned by Assembly Speaker fail to turn upThree rebels Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MLAs failed to appear before Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar Friday as sought by him for a personal hearing over their resignations, official sources said.advertisement Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:11 IST K R Ramesh Kumar the speaker asked the three MLAs to appear before him at his office between 3 pm and 4 pm Friday for a personal hearing.(File photo)Three rebels Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MLAs failed to appear before Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar Friday as sought by him for a personal hearing over their resignations, official sources said.The Speaker had on July 9 asked the three MLAs to appear before him at his office between 3 pm and 4 pm Friday for a personal hearing.The MLAs are Narayana Gowda of c (JDS) and Anand Singh and Prathap Gouda Patil of Congress.However, none of them turned up, the sources said.While Narayana Gowda and Prathap Gouda Patil remained in Mumbai along with other rebels, Anand Singh is learnt to have left for Goa. Earlier in the day, the Speaker told reporters that I will start the process if they come.The three MLAs are part of the first batch of 13 legislators of the ruling Congress-JDS combine who resigned from the assembly last Saturday, dealing a blow to the coalition government. Later, three other MLAs quit.Ramesh Kumar had held that the resignation letters of only five out of the 13 MLAs were in a proper format. Besides that of Narayana Gowda, Prathap Gouda Patil and Anand Singh, the letters of K Gopaliah Anand Singh (JDS) and Ramalinga Reddy (Congress) were found in order.Ramesh Kumar had then fixed July 15 for hearing Gopaliah Anand Singh and Ramalinga Reddy while asking others to submit their resignations properly.Ten MLAs who moved the Supreme Court alleging that the Speaker was not accepting their resignations had appeared before him Thursday as directed by the court and submitted resignations afresh.After the MLAs met Ramesh Kumar, the Speaker ruled out any immediate decision on the resignation.When the matter came up for hearing Friday, the apex court restrained the Speaker from taking any decision on the resignations as well as disqualification of the MLAs till July.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis Live Updates: People without ideology all gone now, says SiddaramaiahALSO READ | Karnataka crisis: How it started and what has happened so far | 10 pointsALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: Rebel MLAs return to MumbaiFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Narayana GowdaFollow JDSFollow Supreme CourtFollow ResignationsFollow Karnataka Nextlast_img read more