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2009-08-14 15:36:17

British history and science writer Andrew Collins claims to have found the lost underworld of the pharaohs -- a vast system of caves, chambers and tunnels that had been hidden in the limestone bedrock beneath the pyramid field at Giza. The complex system had been rumored to exist since the construction of the Great Pyramid some 5,000 years ago. Armed only with the forgotten memoirs of a nineteenth century British explorer, Collins, working alongside Egyptological researcher Nigel Skinner...

2009-06-16 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) and New Giza for Real Estate Development - an Egyptian company building a luxury, mixed-use community near the base of the famous pyramids - today announced plans to develop the MGM Grand New Giza. All equity funding for the development will be provided by New Giza for Real Estate Development. MGM MIRAGE will provide management services and brand fees through MGM MIRAGE Hospitality. Conveniently located 40 minutes from the...

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2009-02-24 14:56:52

The culture ministry said on Tuesday, that maintenance workers at Egypt's Giza Pyramids have found an ancient quartzite statue of a seated man buried close to the surface of the desert. The ministry said in a statement, that the statue was found north of the smallest of Giza's three main pyramids, which is the tomb of the fourth dynasty Pharaoh Mycerinus who ruled in the 26th century BC. The statue is of a man wearing a shoulder-length wig, sitting in a chair.  His right hand is clenched...

2006-08-25 09:03:01

By Summer Said CAIRO (Reuters) - A massive statue of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Ramses II, rolled through the streets of Cairo to a new home near the Pyramids on Friday to escape the corrosive pollution of its former spot in a crowded transit hub. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets to bid farewell to the 3,200-year-old red granite statue, which weighs 83 tons and was wrapped in plastic and thick padding for the painstakingly slow 35 km (21 mile) journey, which took...

2006-03-29 11:15:00

By Amil Khan GIZA, Egypt -- Balancing on his head in the shadow of the ancient pyramids of Giza, a Dutch visitor tries to connect to the spiritual forces he says are swirling around the monuments during Wednesday's solar eclipse. "The eclipse is a special moment in time and the shape of the pyramids attracts a universal energy spiral," Robin, who did not give his full name, said after meditating at the foot of the largest of the pharaonic mausoleums in the desert outside Cairo. "We are all...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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