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Chinese Dentist Cracking Mystery Of The Great Pyramid
2012-03-08 13:06:32

A Chinese dentist is now trying to help find a way to unlock the secret chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. Reuters and the Daily Mail Online report that Ng Tze-chuen, a 59-year-old dentist from Hong Kong, has organized a team working with Egypt's former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass to unlock the mystery surrounding two doors blocking narrow shafts in the pyramid, which is the tomb of Pharaoh Cheops, or Khufu. Archaeologists have been wanting to get a peek inside the shafts...

2011-03-30 06:55:00

NEW YORK and SAO PAULO, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MBM Engenharia, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in Sao Paulo, and Ziggurat, a provider of 3D coordination and space management technology, have partnered to bring 3D modeling, coordination and clash detection capabilities to more than 1,000 MBM Engenharia customers throughout Brazil and Latin America. The partnership gives design and construction professionals in the region the ability to implement 3D modeling,...

2011-03-07 14:10:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yariv Kafri, Chief Executive Officer for Ziggurat Systems will serve as an event speaker at Building Productivity: Cutting Edge Strategies to Increase the Bottom Line, a Building Trades Employers' Association (BTEA) conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY. The conference, hosted by BTEA in partnership with The Greater New York Construction User Council, will offer insight on how to use the latest construction...

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2011-01-28 08:00:00

A French architect said Thursday that the Great Pyramid of Giza may house two chambers filled with funereal furniture. Jean-Pierre Houdin, who has been campaigning for a new exploration of the pyramid, was refused an appeal three years earlier by Egypt to investigate how the 4,500-year-old pyramid was built. According to an AFP report, Houdin now says a 3D simulation and data created by a US Egyptologist, Bob Brier, shows two secret chambers in the heart of the edifice. The rooms would have...

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2009-08-14 14:05:00

A California-based travel Web site picked structures in Mexico, Italy, France, Germany and the United States as the Top Five Pyramids Not in Egypt. VirtualTourist.com chose the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, which was named by the Aztecs centuries after it was abandoned by the Teotihuacanos, as the No. 1 non-Egypt-based pyramid for its popularity among tourists looking for a climbing challenge. The Pyramid of Cestius in Rome, Italy, was chosen as No. 2 on the list in part due to...

2008-09-23 06:00:23

By Arnold M. Knightly By ARNOLD M. KNIGHTLY review-journal Michael Frey is an entrepreneurial chameleon. Frey is opening his first restaurant later this month, T&T (Tacos & Tequila) in the Luxor, after 11 years carving a niche in the lucrative cigar retail and bar business. Frey owns retailer FreyBoy Tobacco, CigarBox.com and the Casa Fuente cigar store and bar in the Forum Shops at Caesars. He also co- developed Montecristo Rum, which was named the best rum of 2002 by Wine...

2008-08-19 12:00:29

Powering the Pyramids of the future Dubai-based designer Timelinks to unveil mixed use concept at Cityscape - a sustainable city of the future Dubai-based Timelinks, a pioneering environmental design company, is to unveil a city of the future at the upcoming Cityscape Dubai which takes place at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from 6-9 October 2008. The city called the Ziggurat project will be in the shape of a futuristic pyramid which, according to Timelinks, could support...

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2007-03-30 18:00:00

By LAURENCE JOAN-GRANGE PARIS - A French architect claimed Friday to have uncovered the mystery about how Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu was built - with use of a spiral ramp to hoist huge stone blocks into place. The construction of the Great Pyramid 4,500 years ago by Khufu, a ruler also known as Cheops, has long befuddled scientists as to how its 3 million stone blocks weighing 2.5 tons each were lifted into place. Ending eight years of study on the subject, architect Jean-Pierre Houdin...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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