I’ve just signed up to do three public lectures at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester. These are part of the Department of History and Archaeology’s Grosvenor Lunchtime Lectures. 309 more words
Egypt detects ‘impressive’ anomaly in Giza pyramids
Maram Mazen, Associated Press
Updated 3:56 pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2015
CAIRO (AP) — Two weeks of new thermal scanning in Egypt’s Giza pyramids have identified anomalies in the 4,500 year-old burial structures, including a major one in the largest pyramid, the… 349 more words
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities officials on Monday scoffed at claims by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that Egypt’s ancient pyramids were not built as pharaonic tombs but used to store grain. 388 more words
Ben Carson has long believes that the Egyptian pyramids were built not as tombs for the pharaohs but as grain storage.
The belief comes from the Biblical story of Joseph, who advised the pharaoh to store away seven years’ worth of grain against a famine that would last seven years after the same amount of time filled with plentiful harvest, reports… 187 more words