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At least six killed and dozens buried by South Africa building collapse | News

At least six killed and dozens buried by South Africa building collapse | News

Rescuers make contact with 11 survivors buried under rubble after building collapses in George, Western Cape province. At least six people have been killed and dozens of others are unaccounted for after a building collapsed in South Africa. Rescue teams said on Tuesday that they had made contact with 11 survivors buried under the rubble after the five-storey building, which was under construction, collapsed on Monday afternoon At least 28 people have been pulled from the debris at the site in the coastal city of George, in South Africa’s Western Cape province, municipal authorities said. There were 47 others unaccounted for, including the 11 with whom contact had been established. “We are in contact with 11 people” trapped under rubble, Colin Deiner, head of rescue operations, told a news conference in Cape Town. Life had been detected under three areas of the site. “They’ve been down there for more than 24 hours now, that’s a long time,” provincial premier Alan Winde said at the same news conference. George Municipality confirms that as of 9am this …

The Holy Grail and Ark of Covenant could be buried beneath this English house

The Holy Grail and Ark of Covenant could be buried beneath this English house

The treasures of the Knights Templar might lie hidden within a complex network of subterranean passages and chambers beneath this grand estate. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) In a breathtaking discovery, esteemed historian and anthropologist David Adkins has begun a daring journey that could unveil a fabled trove, rumored to encompass the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail, concealed beneath the venerable Sinai Park House near Burton. Famed for his earlier unearthing of the 10,000-year-old skull “Greta,” David Adkins entertains the conviction that the elusive treasures of the Knights Templar might lie hidden within a complex network of subterranean passages and chambers beneath this grand estate. Sinai Park House, a majestic landmark in Burton, is believed to rest upon caverns of such vastness that they could potentially rival the size of Westminster Abbey, as asserted by a geologist. This revelation has piqued the interest of both historians and treasure hunters alike, as they contemplate the implications of such a discovery. Historian David Adkins believes the Knights Templar hid treasure in Burton. (CREDIT: David Adkins) David …

Astronomers find ‘hidden structures’ buried deep beneath the dark side of the moon

Astronomers find ‘hidden structures’ buried deep beneath the dark side of the moon

The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, has held humanity’s attention and spurred our imaginations since the dawn of time. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, has held humanity’s attention and spurred our imaginations since the dawn of time. A consistent muse in art, literature, and science, it has retained an aura of mystery for millennia. But as of this month, a veil has been lifted from the moon’s face, revealing its intricate geological tapestry billions of years in the making. Thanks to the relentless efforts of China’s space program, the once enigmatic history of the moon is now coming into clearer focus. The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) embarked on an unprecedented mission in 2018 with the Chang’e-4 lander, the first spacecraft ever to touch down on the moon’s far side, often referred to as its “dark side.” In the years since its historic landing, Chang’e-4 has been diligently capturing vivid images of lunar impact craters while extracting invaluable mineral samples. These endeavors have illuminated the structures embedded within the top 1,000 …

Where Is Alexander the Great Buried?

Where Is Alexander the Great Buried?

  Alexander the Great, one of the most famous historical figures, was initially buried in Memphis, one of the capitals of ancient Egypt, by his loyal general and companion, Ptolemy I Soter. Later, his body was transferred to Alexandria, where it was reburied in a grand mausoleum. Alexander’s final resting place became a revered pilgrimage site, attracting Roman emperors. However, like most of the ancient metropolis, Alexander’s tomb’s location is now lost, submerged beneath the sea, buried under modern-day Alexandria, or hidden in the countryside. Despite extensive searches, the exact location of his tomb remains an enduring mystery, captivating archaeologists and historians alike.   Alexander the Great Was Buried in Egypt “The Alexander Mosaic” depicting the Battle of Issus, discovered in Pompeii, now in Naples Archaeological Museum   By the age of 32, Alexander the Great had conquered a large portion of the known world, toppling down Achaemenid Persia and creating an empire that stretched from Greece and Egypt all the way to India. Alexander would probably expand his Empire further if not for his …

AI just helped us find out where Plato is buried – here’s how

AI just helped us find out where Plato is buried – here’s how

Italian National Research Council Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating new discoveries across industries, from video production to medicine — and now, it’s expanding what we know about antiquity.  On Tuesday, researchers at the University of Pisa in Italy announced that they have successfully used AI to decipher a papyrus scroll found in Herculaneum, a town near Pompeii that was also destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. The scroll is one of 1,800 scrolls preserved in the Villa of the Papyri — once owned by Julius Caesar’s father-in-law — when the estate was buried in mud and ash. Also: AI breakthrough enables scientists to read Roman scrolls once buried by Mount Vesuvius Because the scrolls are carbonized and therefore too fragile for human touch, they must be deciphered using hands-free scanning technology. According to ANSA, the researchers used infrared hyperspectral imaging and optical coherence tomography (OCT) to see through the charred papyrus.  By identifying and translating 1,000 words, or roughly 30%, of the scroll, the team discovered Greek philosopher Plato’s final resting place: a garden at the …

Primary school teacher admits murdering boyfriend who she buried in garden | UK News

Primary school teacher admits murdering boyfriend who she buried in garden | UK News

A primary school teacher has admitted murdering her partner, whose partly mummified remains were discovered four-and-a-half months after he was last seen. Fiona Beal, 50, was accused of stabbing her 42-year-old boyfriend Nicholas Billingham to death “in cold blood” before burying his body in their garden. At the beginning of her trial last week, jurors at the Old Bailey in central London heard Beal had pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter by reason of a loss of control – but denied she murdered Mr Billingham between 30 October and 10 November 2021. However, today – she pleaded guilty to the murder charge. Beal, from Northampton, was arrested in March 2022 after police discovered Mr Billingham’s body. That same month she had rented a cabin for herself in Cumbria and sent messages to relatives which gave them cause for concern over her wellbeing and they contacted police to check on her. In the cabin, officers found journal entries in which she revealed her actions. Jurors heard one entry said: “Still my actions haunt me. …

Buried in Tabs? Use This Mac Hack to Organize Your Windows

Buried in Tabs? Use This Mac Hack to Organize Your Windows

Toggling through each of your open tabs to find the right one can be a frustrating waste of time, especially if you work from home on a laptop. Instead of clicking through dozens of tabs to find the one you’re searching for, you can use this easy Mac hack to glance through your windows more efficiently. Mac split-screen mode allows you to stick two apps (or two separate browser windows) on different sides of your display. That way, you can easily glance between windows without having to click through or use the Command + Tab shortcut to toggle through windows. Mac split-screen view is great for looking at data while writing a report, playing a video while you multitask or keeping a chat window open while you’re working. Here’s how you can set up split-screen mode on Mac to enhance your productivity. Read More: Best MacBooks for 2024 How to enter Split View on a Mac 1. Make sure neither window you want to use is in full-screen mode. 2. In one of the windows …

Scientists discover ‘hidden structures’ buried deep beneath the dark side of the moon

Scientists discover ‘hidden structures’ buried deep beneath the dark side of the moon

A veil has been lifted from the moon’s face, revealing its intricate geological tapestry billions of years in the making. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) The moon, our closest celestial neighbor, has held humanity’s attention and spurred our imaginations since the dawn of time. A consistent muse in art, literature, and science, it has retained an aura of mystery for millennia. But as of this month, a veil has been lifted from the moon’s face, revealing its intricate geological tapestry billions of years in the making. Thanks to the relentless efforts of China’s space program, the once enigmatic history of the moon is now coming into clearer focus. The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) embarked on an unprecedented mission in 2018 with the Chang’e-4 lander, the first spacecraft ever to touch down on the moon’s far side, often referred to as its “dark side.” In the years since its historic landing, Chang’e-4 has been diligently capturing vivid images of lunar impact craters while extracting invaluable mineral samples. These endeavors have illuminated the structures embedded within the top …

Buried: how we choose to remember the transatlantic slave trade – documentary | World news

Buried: how we choose to remember the transatlantic slave trade – documentary | World news

The remote island of St Helena, a British overseas territory, is best known for Napoleon’s tomb – the island’s biggest tourist attraction. However, while overseeing the construction of a long-awaited airport on the island, Annina van Neel learns that the remains of thousands of formerly enslaved Africans have been uncovered, unearthing one of the most significant physical remaining traces of the transatlantic slave trade in the world. Annina decides to advocate for this legacy, initiating a debate among the islanders – many of whom have shared ancestry with the enslaved – about how to create an appropriate memorial. Along the way, she enlists the help of African American preservationist and veteran activist Peggy King Jorde, who makes important connections in their shared history. Buried is available with Swahili and isiZulu translated subtitles which can be applied in the video settings. Source link

Scraping away generations of forgetting: my fight to honour the Africans buried on St Helena | St Helena

Scraping away generations of forgetting: my fight to honour the Africans buried on St Helena | St Helena

At the end of January 2012, I arrived on St Helena after a six-day journey by ship from Cape Town. After being surrounded by water for nearly a week, the sight of land on the midnight-blue horizon was overwhelming. It was as though someone had forgotten their piece of land in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. 47 square miles of volcanic rock, 2,810 miles from the coast of Brazil and 1,610 miles from Angola – an oasis in a desert, an enigma. St Helena Animated map showing passage of ships from Africa to North and South America, via St HelenaBetween 1840 and 1872, more than 25,000 enslaved Africans were brought to St Helena from slaving voyages intercepted by the British navy.I arrived on the island as part of the project team constructing St Helena’s first airport. Previously accessible only by sea, this incredible community, which had been defined by its isolation as an outpost and a place of exile for 500 years, would for the first time be easily reached by the rest …