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4,600-year-old step pyramid uncovered in Egypt
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02-04-2014, 12:46 AM #1
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Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.

The step pyramid, which once stood as high as 43 feet, is one of seven so-called "provincial" pyramids built by either the pharaoh Huni (reign ca. 2635-2610 B.C.) or Snefru (reign ca. 2610-2590 B.C.). Over time, the step pyramid's stone blocks were pillaged, and the monument was exposed to weathering, so today, it's only about 16 feet tall.

Read More:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/0...-in-egypt/

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02-04-2014, 01:03 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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There's a lot of buried history out there that will never be found.

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Lisa Boxx Show this Post
02-04-2014, 01:20 AM #3
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(02-04-2014, 01:03 AM)Octo Wrote:  There's a lot of buried history out there that will never be found.

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This particular temple at Edfu fascinates me. I'm getting a book on the Edfu Temple Texts.



02-04-2014, 01:26 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Nice! I'll have to check it out. Fascinating stuff.
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02-04-2014, 01:52 AM #5
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(02-04-2014, 01:26 AM)Octo Wrote:  Nice! I'll have to check it out. Fascinating stuff.

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I had a dream once, of being a truck driving egyptologist.

But, they didnt' offer the course at trucking school.

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02-04-2014, 02:01 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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I had a dream last night where hippos were living in water lily patches in our lake up at the cabin, but that's not important right now 13.gif


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Lisa Boxx Show this Post
02-04-2014, 02:03 AM #7
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(02-04-2014, 02:01 AM)Octo Wrote:  I had a dream last night where hippos were living in water lily patches in our lake up at the cabin, but that's not important right now 13.gif


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I have humdinger dreams:
http://dreamsofluke.bravehost.com

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02-04-2014, 02:36 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes I know. Thankfully mine aren't usually quite as doom filled damned.gif
Lisa Boxx Show this Post
02-04-2014, 02:38 AM #9
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(02-04-2014, 02:36 AM)Octo Wrote:  Yes I know. Thankfully mine aren't usually quite as doom filled damned.gif

I'm not a happy person.

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02-04-2014, 02:45 AM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Lisa Boxx Show this Post
02-04-2014, 02:49 AM #11
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(02-04-2014, 02:45 AM)Octo Wrote:  hug.gif

They always weigh on my mind. Daily. I worry constantly and I have almost turned gray headed.

I can't have a social life. I can't do anything. I feel paralyzed.

WHomever said ignorance is bliss was right!
02-04-2014, 02:56 AM #12
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If ignorance is bliss, I know a few people already in heaven. chuckle.gif

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02-04-2014, 02:58 AM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, it's easy to tell someone not to worry, but don't worry. Living in fear can be crippling.
Lisa Boxx Show this Post
02-04-2014, 02:59 AM #14
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(02-04-2014, 02:58 AM)Octo Wrote:  Well, it's easy to tell someone not to worry, but don't worry. Living in fear can be crippling.

It's not fear for myself, but others.

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