Hello to you. How are you? I’m doing pretty well. Still waking up. Some very interesting non-political headlines this morning for me – sharing them with you. We’ve been asked to conserve energy today between 2 and 6 pm by our electric company. I think it’s to try an avert a brown-out or more long-term outages. Heat waves like this take a heavy toll on these companies and the grid. We are going to put off the laundry doing until next week….twist my arm right?! As long as we’ve got undies and socks – good to go lol!
Yesterday afternoon I found another discovery I wasn’t too happy about with regards to what’s going on with our house and the powder/clay called soil supporting it. There was a huge gap right next the house. So I took drastic measures and empty all the pots we had available with soil in them to try and get some dirt into the gaping hole. When I picked up one of the pots I found a surprise. It was a silver heart pendant that had belonged to my mom Jeanne! I guess during my last episode it got placed there. I don’t know how else to explain how it got there. I was very moved to find it. It felt like a comforting visit from her somehow:
I’ve been getting some time to draw. Some spiritual and kind of fun results from yesterday:
A couple interesting articles in the news today.
WHAT WAS IN THE BOX??!!! A goopy, stinky mess of bones! We were hoping for scrolls or something but I guess human remains like this are a sort of book or scroll to read. My guess is that this very old organic material can be tested and “read” for some interesting details about who the bones belong to and their story.
Mystery black sarcophagus opened in Egypt
© Reuters The huge sarcophagus is the largest of its kind ever found intact – see article for pictures
Two weeks ago, archaeologists in Egypt found a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, untouched for 2,000 years – and fleet-footed rumour quickly got to work.
Could it contain the remains of ancient Greek leader Alexander the Great, or (less appealingly) a deadly curse?
According to experts who have now unsealed it, it’s a no to both.
Instead, it revealed three skeletons and red-brown sewage water, which gave off an unbearable stench.
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities had appointed a committee of archaeologists to open the relic, which was unearthed at a construction site.
According to Egyptian news outlet El-Watan, they initially lifted the lid of the tomb by just 5cm (2 inches) before the pungent odour forced them from the inspection scene entirely. They later prised it open with help from Egyptian military engineers.
“We found the bones of three people, in what looks like a family burial… Unfortunately the mummies inside were not in the best condition and only the bones remain,” said Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
© AFP/Getty Images The tomb was found to contain three skeletons, believed to be those of ancient Egyptian army officers – see article for pictures
Addressing media fears that disturbing the tomb could trigger an implacable Pharaoh’s curse, Mr Waziri declared: “We’ve opened it and, thank God, the world has not fallen into darkness.
“I was the first to put my whole head inside the sarcophagus… and here I stand before you … I am fine.”
Despite that, the site has now been cleared of people amid fears the sarcophagus could release lethal toxic fumes, Egypt’s state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram says.
Experts have said the three individuals in the tomb may have been soldiers in the time of the Pharaohs.
The skull of one is said to show cracks which point to an arrow injury.
© EPA Experts wore face masks to open the sarcophagus, which released a terrible smell – see article for pictures
An alabaster bust, its features weathered beyond recognition, was also found with the sarcophagus.
The structure is almost two metres (6.5ft) high and three metres long, and is the largest of its kind ever found intact.
It weighs in at 27 tonnes (59,500lb), and is believed to date from the early Ptolemaic period, which began in 323 BC after the death of Alexander the Great.
Archaeologists will now study the tomb in depth to pinpoint when its occupants lived, and how they died.
Young Star May Be Devouring a Planet
By Chelsea Gohd, Space.com Staff Writer | July 19, 2018 05:25pm ET
For decades, scientists have observed irregular dimming of RW Aur A, a young star in the Taurus-Auriga constellation. Questions about this star grew as it began to dim more frequently and for longer periods of time, according to Hans Moritz Guenther, a research scientist in MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research and lead author on the study. Physicists looking into the phenomenon have observed RW Aur A using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the researchers believe that they may have found the reason for this dimming: This young star is “eating” a planet, Guenther told Space.com.
Hugs and positive vibes from me to you today!