A newly discovered papyrus contains an eye-witness account of the gathering of materials for the Great Pyramid.
by ROBBY BERMAN
The Great Pyramid in Egypt is the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. The tomb forPharaoh Khufu— “Cheops” in Greek — sits on the Giza plateau about 3 kilometers southwest of Egypt’s capitol Cairo, and it’s huge: nearly 147 meters high and 230.4 meters on each side (it’s now slightly smaller due to erosion).Builtof roughly 2.3millionlimestone and rose granite stones from hundreds of kilometers away, it’s long posed a couple of vexing and fascinating mysteries: How did the ancient Egyptians manage to get all of these stones to Giza, and how did they build such a monumental object? All sorts of exotic ideas have been floated, including assistance from aliens visiting earth. Now, as the result of an amazing find in…
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Netflix Inc will allocate 2%, or about $100 million, of its cash holdings to financial institutions and organizations that directly support African American communities in the United States, the streaming giant said on Tuesday. Read More
A history of unfulfilled promises between the Navajo Nation and the U.S. government has helped fuel one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the country among Navajo People. The Navajo Nation imposed extensive lockdown orders, but inadequate infrastructure and lack of access to basic needs like running water is intensifying the crisis. Will the virus drive the Navajo People closer to the brink – or will it spark a rallying cry and finally lead to the relief that’s long past due? CBSN Originals is our premium documentary series that is sure to challenge your views on this and a variety of other issues. See our full series library at http://cbsnews.com/cbsnoriginals.
On January 17, 2017 historian Peter Hayes spoke at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss his new book, „Why? Explaining the Holocaust.“ In his book, Hayes addresses what scholars know about the Holocaust, and answers important questions including: Why were Jews the primary victims? Why were Germans the instigators? Why did murder become the „Final Solution“? And, why didn’t the international community do more to help?
LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS CHARGED WITH “TERRORIZING” FOR NONVIOLENT STUNT TARGETING PLASTICS GIANT
TWO LEADERS OF the long-running fight for environmental justice in Louisiana turned themselves in to police in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. The activists, who work in a part of the state known as “Cancer Alley,” faced charges of “terrorizing” related to a nonviolent protest action. Civil liberties attorneys are calling the charges a dramatic escalation of a yearslong effort by the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries to criminalize efforts to halt the expansion of polluting facilities in the state — part of a nationwide trend of cracking down on dissent around climate change issues.
The accusations against the activists, Anne…
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Imagine a psychedelic that promises you’ll never have a bad trip and resets your brain in such a way that you wouldn’t have to depend on antidepressants. We speak with a scientist making just that. By Shamani Joshi Learning about carbon molecules and atomic bonds may not be everyone’s preferred dose. Yet, that’s exactly what it […]
An Oklahoma lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the thriving black neighborhood where hundreds died 95 years ago