A New City Discovered in the Valley of Kings
The city of Luxor in Egypt has long been called the legendary Valley of the Kings. Recently, archaeologists discovered an ancient city buried near Luxor. This “lost golden city” is the largest ever found in Egypt. The remains are believed to be 3,000 years old. The city was in used when Amenhotep III ruled. The city was also in use during the time of Tutankhamun, who was called the “boy king.”
Excavations began in 2020 in search of the lost city. The team began digging and sifting between the temples of Ramses III and Amenhotep III some 300 miles south of Cairo. Finding mud bricks with Amenhotep III stamped upon them convinced researchers they were in the right spot. Indeed. Bricks turned into full-scale roadways, walls, and rooms still filled with tools and accessories of daily life.
Amenhotep III died around 1354 but lived a life of riches and power. He inherited an empire that extended from Sudan to the Euphrates River in present-day Iraq.
Georgia Strikes Out With MLB
The Election Integrity Act of 2021 was recently passed and signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp to tighten voter security and prevent fraud. Critics – including the MLB – think the law will just make it harder for certain people to vote.
Each U.S. state passes its own voter laws. There is no federal rule for identification, voting methods, or the times of day the polls are open. Should there be such a federal rule? Would a national law help or hurt the right to cast a ballot?
The Year of Quiet
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, people haven’t been as active on the ocean. For this reason, researchers are calling 2020 the year of quiet, and many are hoping to gather as much information as possible before shipping and travel get back to normal.
There is a lot of information to be discovered about human interaction within the ecosystems of ocean processes. For instance, many types of fish use the sound of a coral reef to know where to settle. But the noise pollution in the ocean is what scientists say causes the beaching of whales and other marine life. They simply get lost and find themselves stranded after their soundscape is interrupted.
Researchers will continue to compile data and make recommendations for turning the manmade volume down in oceans worldwide.