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During crazy weeks like this one, itâs important to take a little break and read about stuff that makes you smile. For me, thatâs often strange and off-the-beaten-path science news!
For example, to folks in the Chicagoland area who saw the streak of green light across the sky Sunday night - apparently that was actually a meteor entering into our atmosphere! This isnât unusual, since meteors do this regularly, but its timing suggests we might have an unusually vibrant Perseads Meteor Shower coming at us this August!
There was also the discovery of the granite tomb in Egypt this week. Though the discovery of new tombs from that incredible civilization is hardly new (anthropologists have suggested that we may have unearthed as little as 20% of the archeological wonders of ancient Egypt) this find is unusual. The sarcophagus itself is composed of a slab of black granite, lacking the distinguishing iconography and hieroglyphs that such a sarcophagus would normally have. It was accompanied by a bust whose face reflects a later period but which lacks any actual features due to either removal by chiseling, or simply the passage of time.
This has been suggested as everything from the corpse of Cleopatra, to Alexander the Great, to a disgraced priest (a la the Mummy movie) and is an incredible find! Even more surprising, this discovery is hardly the most important one of the year! In February, archaeologists found a hidden network of tombs south of Cairo, which â like the giant granite sarcophagus â have probably lain untouched for 2,000 years. This find could take half a decade for archeologists to comb through alone!
So to everyone out there also having a crazy week, if you have a moment, check put some of these incredible finds. Happy Wednesday! #chicagojpg #eyeinthechi #chicity_shots #artofchi #agameoftones #streetlife_award #justgoshoot #wu_chicago #mychicagopix #ig_brilliant #insta_chicago #igerschicago #worldunion #from_your_perspective #your_worldcaptures #ig_portrait #earthpix #goxplr #likechicago #chicagoshot #portrait_shots #9vaga_urban9 #ig_chicagoland #affair_weekly #archeology #choosechicago #natgeo #metro_affair #lawyerlife #chitownlife