By Jonathan Grey
Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed four ancient temples
belonging to the pharaohs on the Sinai peninsula. It is one of the most significant discoveries in the region so far.
Egypt’s Supreme Council for Antiquities says the temples
date to the beginning of the rule of Thutmoses the second,
who reigned from about 1512 BC and was eventually succeeded
by his wife.
It says the discovery is one of the most important so far
in the Sinai, and includes one temple made of mud brick,
which served as an important religious centre at the
eastern gateway to ancient Egypt.
It also contained paintings of Egyptian deities, including
Horus the sun god.
Over 3,000 years Egypt’s pharaohs often ventured across
the Sinai to fight Hittites and other civilisations in
the area now covered by Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.
RUINS OF A CITY FOUND IN ANTARCTICA?
A California TV crew missing since November 2002, a video
they left behind and a mission by U.S. Navy SEALs are the
key elements in a story that claims extensive ancient
ruins have been found under the ice of Antarctica.
A spokesman for the company is reported to have said at
the time that “The U.S. government said it will seek to
block the airing of a video found by Navy rescuers in
Antarctica that purportedly reveals that a massive
archaeological dig is underway two miles (3,200 meters)
beneath the ice.”
“The Atlantis TV production crew that shot the video is
Attorneys for the Beverly Hills-based AtlantisTV stressed
atthe time that the company’s primary concern was for the
safety and welfare of the crew.
But they stated they would vigorously oppose any attempts
to censor material that is clearly in the public interest
and public domain.
The icy continent of Antarctica, they pointed out, belongs
to no nation. The U.S. has no jurisdiction there.”
“That video is the property of AtlantisTV, said a company
spokesman, We shot it. It’s ours. And as soon as it is
rightfully restored to us, were going to air it. End of
WATCHED BY NAVY OFFICERS
“Two Navy officers who saw the tape described its contents
to National Science Foundation (NSF) researchers upon their
return to the Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole.
So reported sources at McMurdo Station, the main American
base in Antarctica.”
They said it showed spectacular ruins and other things
they couldn’t go into, an NSF scientist reported.
“We chalked it up to some kind of subzero-induced delusion,”
he said, “until a helicopter full of Navy SEALs landed and
picked them up and took off. Now, were scratching our
Officials of the U.S. Naval Support Task Force in
Antarctica predictably denied the story or the possession
of any video shot by the missing AtlantisTV crew.
Navy sources said they found the video in an abandoned
supply dump 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Vokstok
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