Theories abound after the discovery that ice melts in Antarctica have revealed a series of unusual pyramid-shaped objects. To date, three pyramids have been found. Two are located about 10 miles inland and a third near the Antarctica coastline. The origin and age of the structures is not known but many believe the area was once warm enough to be occupied by humans. Dr. Vanessa Bowman of the British Antarctic Survey told reporters: “Go back 100 million years ago and Antarctica was covered in lush rainforests similar to those that exist in New Zealand today.” Indeed, in 2009, pollen was discovered in the area and in 2012, scientists discovered 32 species of bacteria in east Antarctica suggesting a cozy temperature as high as 70F degrees. Some argue the objects
In Vatican City, the walled enclave within the city or Rome, there is an archive containing more than 75,000 codices from throughout history and an estimated 1.1 million ancient printed books. It was officially designated the Vatican Apostolic Library (aka Vatican Library or the Vat) in 1475 although the collection is much, much older – one of the oldest in the world. If you are a researcher, and can sufficiently document your need for access, the collection is open for limited periods of time – except for a section of the library known officially as the Vatican Secret Archives. About the Vatican Secret Archives (aka Vatican Secret Library) From the main library, go by the way of Porta Angelica, through Porta di Santa Anna and you will
German teenager makes illegal climb to top of Egypt’s Great Pyramid – and takes a remarkable set of pictures!
The Great Pyramid of Giza (aka Khufu) stands nearly 500 feet high and is a source of pride (and tourist revenue) for Egypt. Thus the Great Pyramid, along with the other two nearby pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex, are closely protected by the government. This makes the story of thrill-seeker Andrej Cieselski, an 18-year-old teenager from Munich, Germany, all-the-more intriguing. This month Cieselski illegally climbed to the top of the 4,5000-year-old Great Pyramid – and has the pictures to back up his claim. Cieselski is no stranger to climbing stunts called “roofing” where he climbs and dangles off of tall monuments, buildings, and other dangerously high structures while filming the climb using a Go-Pro video camera. Cieselski's Great Pyramid climb took place in early January 2016