The announcement last November of the discovery of a mysterious void hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza has prompted an Italian professor to suggest it may house an iron throne built of metal from outer space. Researchers have used non-invasive scanning techniques to peer inside the pyramid and reveal its hidden internal structure but they have been puzzled by the function of the hidden void. Now, Giulio Magli, a professor of archaeoastronomy at the Politecnico di Milano, has proposed one of the first hypotheses for what lies inside the mysterious space. He has suggested that it may hide an iron throne made from metal harvested from meteorites. His findings are outlined in a pre-print online journal arXiv.org. They have not been peer-reviewed. The pyramid, which was built around 2560 BC during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu, "is one of the largest and most complex monuments in the history of architecture," said Magli. As an archaeoastronomist he studies how ancient peoples … [Read more...] about Great Pyramid of Giza: Is there an iron throne made of meteorites in newly discovered void?
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PUBLISHED: 15:10 28 December 2017 Hannah Stephenson Mindfulness is is set to have a big impact on the way we design our gardens in 2018. Thinkstock/PA These are the themes and plants predicted to dominate in the coming 12 months, writes Hannah Stephenson. Weathered rocks, an element of the Japanese art of 'Wabi-sabi' ‘Mindful gardening’ promises to continue to grow, as more and more Brits turn to tending their allotments, herbaceous borders and houseplants as a way of boosting mental health and wellbeing, while cacti and succulents look set to adorn all the coolest shelves and windowsills (and Instagram feeds) - and wood decking is coming back in fashion. Some of these horticultural trends were highlighted by winners at the recent Garden Media Guild Awards, and according to those in the know, we’ll soon see them cropping up more and more in homes and gardens across the country. Here, garden designers, writers and retailers predict 10 of the growing trends in … [Read more...] about 10 gardening trends set to blossom in 2018
THE HOUSES of Parliament are to get a security boost with a brand new control room and state-of-the-art equipment following the Westminster terror attack.It was confirmed last night that killer Khalid Masood acted wholly alone in planning the attack which left five dead and more than 35 injured.A new control room will be fitted out to monitor the estate more effectively - which will include brand new equipment and an internet boost.The news was revealed on a Parliamentary authority website - as they are currently looking for a supplier to carry out the upgrades.Work will start on the project in November this year, and is expected to end by October 2018.And new gates have been temporarily installed outside the same entrance where killer Masood got in and stabbed brave officer PC Palmer to death last month.Thousands lined the streets to pay their respects at his funeral on Monday.And the day afterwards, the traditional old iron gates were replaced with ones which … [Read more...] about Parliament to get security boost with new state-of-the-art control room in the wake of Westminster terror attack with gates temporarily replaced too
A WORKMAN has been jailed after a 40-stone iron gate fell from its hinges and crushed a 56-year-old woman to death as her granddaughter watched on.Robert Churchyard has been caged for three-and-a-half years for failing to stop what a court heard was a "wholly preventable tragedy".Jill Lunn died in April 2013 when the automatic gate fell on top of her at her home in Blofield Heath, near Norwich.A statement from Mrs Lunn’s family read to the court, who told how Mrs Lunn had lost her husband to a brain aneurysm three years earlier and had been “rebuilding her new life” after moving next to her daughter.Her daughters spoke of their devastation in a victim impact statement saying the loss of their mum had "taken its toll emotionally, physically and financially".The family's pain was increased when Churchyard claimed relatives had removed safety devices that could have saved the grandmother.The jury was told the gate had been designed to be operated either … [Read more...] about Workman jailed after 40-stone iron gate fell and killed a nan, 56, in front of her granddaughter
PENNYWISE the clown has terrorised children – and adults – for decades.And author Stephen King’s frightening character is set to haunt another generation when a big-screen adaptation of 1986 novel It is released this Friday.But it was not a warped, mind-meddling event that inspired a “fat kid” from a sleepy town in Maine to create a clown with chalk-white skin, bloodshot eyes and rotting fangs.It was Bambi.Stephen has said the horror genre is built in him, thanks in part to discovering the works of horror writer HP Lovecraft as a child and watching a seemingly innocuous Disney film.He told Rolling Stone magazine: “The first movie I ever saw was a horror movie. It was Bambi. When that little deer gets caught in the forest fire, I was terrified, but I was also exhilarated.”Stephen, who turns 70 this month, was just two when his father, Donald, walked out to buy cigarettes and never returned.He was raised by his devout mum, Nellie Ruth, a carer … [Read more...] about Master of horror Stephen King reveals he’s scared of Bambi — as latest film version of his creepy clown thriller ‘It’ hits cinemas
AN iron gate stolen from a former Nazi death camp two years ago has been found.The structure with the “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free) slogan was taken at Dachau, Germany.Cops said it was found in a store room in Bergen, Norway after an anonymous tip led to the find.A source said no arrests had been made and the sign will be returned to German authorities.The Nazis set the camp up only weeks after Adolf Hitler took power. It was designed to detain political opponents.It became part of a network of death camps where six million Jews were murdered.More than 41,000 died at Dachau and more than 200,000 people had been detained in the camp by the time it was liberated at the end of World War Two.Television footage showing piles of bodies and starved inmates of the camp were among the first images the world saw of the Holocaust.In 2009, a similar "Arbeit macht frei" sign was stolen from the entry gate of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland by a … [Read more...] about Iron ‘arbeit macht frei’ gate stolen from Dachau found two years after sick thieves pinched it from Nazi concentration camp
AFTER weeks of delay, George Michael's funeral finally took place with a small, private ceremony in north London.The service at Highgate Cemetery was attended by family and close friends, including the singer's boyfriend Fadi Fawaz. Here's what we know...Singing legend George Michael has finally been laid to rest in North London.A service, attend by family and close friends, was held in the tiny, 30-seat chapel at Highgate West Cemetery on March 29.The service took place amid tight security, with black tarpaulin covering the cemetery’s iron gates.No hearse was spotted entering the grounds. It's thought that the singer's body arrived inside a private ambulance.Following the service, guests attended a wake at George’s house in Hampstead, which is less than a mile from the cemetery.Family in attendance included George’s 80-year-old feather Kyriacos and sisters Melanie and Panayiota.Among the guests were former bandmates Andrew Ridgeley, … [Read more...] about When was George Michael’s funeral, where is he buried, what was the cause of death and who attended?
THEY shop in Primark, prefer Netflix over networking and still do their own cleaning.Meet the unassuming mums running multimillion-pound business empires.‘My kids have no idea of my success’ Louise Ferguson, 41, is the founder of Skinny Tan. She lives in Tonbridge, Kent, with her husband Stewart, 37, the company’s community manager, and their children Indiana, eight, and Jack, five.She says: “My children have recently started at a new school and none of the other mums at the gate have a clue that I founded a multimillion-pound global brand. But why would they? Being flash and showing off just doesn’t appeal to me.Of course, I’ve met loads of entrepreneurs who love nothing more than making sure everyone knows about their success by driving fast cars and going on endless exotic holidays, but that’s not for me. I’m more of a curry and Dinner Date type of girl.Maybe it’s because I started my business from scratch the … [Read more...] about Meet the secret millionaire mums running business empires who shun designer clothes and diamonds for school runs and ironing
BRITISH model Kate Moss has made a name for herself because of her contributions to the fashion industry.She’s been splashed across countless magazine covers, released her own products and has even won awards during her career. Here’s all you need to know…British supermodel Kate Moss has been working in the fashion industry since she was 14-years-old.After being talent scouted at New York City’s JFK airport, she was signed to Storm Model Management.Kate rose to fame in the early 1990s, attracting attention for her waifish figure and grungy look.In 1996, she worked alongside an infamous ‘heroin chic’ photoshoot with underwear designer Calvin Klein.She has also represented a number of luxury brands, including Chanel, Burberry, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent.TIME magazine named her in their top 100 list for the world’s most influential people in 2007, and a 18 carat gold statue of her was placed in the British Museum the following year.In 2013, … [Read more...] about How old is Kate Moss, who are her daughter and sister, how tall is she and when did she date Pete Doherty?
It is the perfect backdrop for a fairytale. Standing in a grove of beech trees, on the shore of a smooth, grey lake stands a large, half-timbered villa. Mist shrouds its blackened roof. This building, which lies on the Zenssee in Hohenlychen, less than an hour’s drive from Berlin, has sunk into the mists of oblivion. Ingo Lück leads the way through an iron gate, legacy of the Russian Army, decorated with a bright red star. The hobby historian and Hohenlychen enthusiast is one of the few locals to set foot here on a regular basis. Discarded by its last inhabitants, the Russian Army, and misused by the Nazis, locals tend to avoid this secluded spot in Brandenburg’s woods. Beyond the gate, several large, greying buildings stand forlorn and dilapidated in the drizzling rain. Lück points out turrets, stained glass windows, arched doorways. They were designed, he explains, a century ago to please the children of affluent North Germans, and were made to look like … [Read more...] about Out of a Turbulent Past, New Hope