Found In Egyptian Sands…

One MILLION mummies? Who are they?


And…read closely and you will also find mention of the other recent discovery that is baffling scientists.


Why is this news so under reported? Is there a bit of a cover-up going on here?


Experts Make Massive Discovery Under the Sand of the Egyptian Desert — and It’s Left Them Puzzled

by Oliver Darcy


“A team of archeologists say they have unearthed an ancient cemetery in the Egyptian desert containing more than one million mummies buried approximately 1,500 years ago.


“We are fairly certain we have over a million burials within this cemetery. It’s large, and it’s dense,” project director Kerry Muhlestein said while presenting his findings in Toronto last month, according to Live Science.


The discovery, however, has left the experts from Utah’s Brigham Young University a bit baffled…”


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The Origin of Witches

The long, elaborate history of our besties, the witches…


Where do witches come from?


by Alastair Sooke (BBC Culture)



“Images of alluring young witches and hideous hags have been around for centuries – but what do they mean?


Ask any Western child to draw a witch, and the chances are that he or she will come up with something familiar: most likely a hook-nosed hag wearing a pointy hat, riding a broomstick or stirring a cauldron. But where did this image come from? The answer is more arresting and complex than you might think, as I discovered last week when I visited Witches and Wicked Bodies, a new exhibition at the British Museum in London that explores the iconography of witchcraft.


Witches have a long and elaborate history. Their forerunners appear in the Bible, in the story of King Saul consulting the so-called Witch of Endor. They also crop up in the classical era in the form of winged harpies and screech-owl-like “strixes” – frightening flying creatures that fed on the flesh of babies.


Circe, the enchantress from Greek mythology, was a sort of witch, able to transform her enemies into swine. So was her niece Medea. The ancient world, then, was responsible for establishing a number of tropes that later centuries would come to associate with witches…”


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Birth and Death In Real-Time: The Global Map

Meditate for a while on this real-time map of births and deaths and you will get an enlightening sense of how our human life cycle is expressed in time over the globe…

(You may also be surprised at how small this map will make you feel.)




A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths


This simulation gives an eerily omniscient vantage on the world as it fills.


by James Hamblin


“In 1950, there were 2.5 billion humans. Today there are just over 7 billion. In another 30 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections, there will be more than 9 billion.


Brad Lyon has a doctoral degree in mathematics and does software development. He wanted to make those numbers visual. Last year he and designer Bill Snebold made a hugely popular interactive simulation map of births and deaths in the U.S. alone—the population of which is on pace to increase 44 percent by 2050. Now, Lyon takes on the world…”


To view the map, click here.







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