Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic claims a real-life Iron Throne may be hidden inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, near Cairo. According to the expert, the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is hidden in a secret chamber deep within the pyramid. Scientists discovered the large internal structure in November.
Experts believe the throne may have been carved from the core of a meteorite. Ancient Egyptians were known to use meteoritic iron in different artifacts, including the famous King Tut’s dagger. They also found ancient text that supports the existence of the Iron Throne.
The discovery of the Iron Throne was made by using cosmic-ray imaging.
The process records the behavior of subatomic particles called muons, which are produced when cosmic rays hit the Earth’s atmosphere. The same technique was used to find the hidden tunnels inside the Bent Pyramid.
Engineers form Cairo University are designing an inflatable robot to explore the space inside Great Pyramid.
Experts are hoping to push the inflatable robot into the structure and then inflate it into a blimp-like drone. The drone will be effective in accessing the deep and dark spaces inside the pyramid.
The inflatable robot is being designed by ScanPyramids, with engineers from Cairo University. The invention will reportedly be effective not only in exploring the spaces inside the pyramid but also in causing as little damage as possible to the ancient structure.
The Great Pyramid has reportedly lain undisturbed for 4,500 years.
The 455-foot structure is the only surviving landmark among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Lead researcher Dr Jean-Baptiste Mouret told Digital Trends, as reported by The Sun:
“The main challenge is to insert a complete exploration robot in a hole that is as small as possible. It is important to use a hole as small as possible because we want to leave as few traces as we can. This what we call ‘minimally invasive robotics’.”
There are about 138 surviving Egyptian pyramids, and the Great Pyramid of Giza is considered the most famous.
Jet Airways Flight Attendant Attempts to Smuggle $500,000 Through Her Shoes and Makeup
She was so busted.
There's no limit to the ways in which a smuggler will attempt to get cash and other illegal items out of the country. Unfortunately, it doesn't work all the time. This is what a flight attendant from Jet Airways discovered when she was caught trying to smuggle nearly $500,000 in cash. The bills were stuffed under her shoes and make-up.
25-year-old Devshi Kulshreshtha was on duty on a flight leaving Delhi for Hong Kong. Acting on a tip-off, officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted the flight, which was supposed to leave at 2 am.
Authorities got hold of Kulshreshtha's luggage. They found $100 bills stuffed under her shoes and cosmetics.
Ripple Could Take Over Bitcoin Soon, CEO Predicts
Unlike Bitcoin, Ripple works closely with banks and financial institutions.
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, recently made some pretty bold claims. According to him, the new cryptocurrrency could take over Bitcoin in the future.
How exactly is Ripple going to do that? Garlinghouse went on to explain that they are currently working with banks and other institutions to “dramatically improve” the way money moves across the world. Ripple is both a transaction network and crypto token, XRP, the preferred cryptocurrency for banks and worldwide money transfers.
As it appears, Ripple is moving at full speed and it is expected to be the second biggest cryptocurrency in the world.
Iceland Becomes First Country To Illegalize Gender Pay Gap
It is now illegal in Iceland to pay women less than men for doing the same job.
In a move to solve gender pay gap in the country, Iceland has officially made it illegal for men to earn more than women doing the same job.
With the new law in place, companies and government agencies with more than 25 staff members will be legally required to acquire official government recognition for their policies with regards to equal pay.