SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF ANTIQUITIES, MOSTAFA WAZIRI, SAYING: "On December 31, 2017, I was not here honestly, but a colleague alerted me to a scarab (popular amulet), which carried the words 'Happy New Year' in hieroglyphics. This is a message sent to us from the afterlife. It was sent to us on December 31, 2017. Look at this wonderful coincidence."
The site, which is more than 2,000 years old, is expected to take another five years to excavate.
Egypt's relics are a draw for foreign visitors and authorities hope new finds can help attract more as a way to help revive tourism hit by the unrest that followed the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
In the post, the zoo states “A lot of love went into caring for Fiona and helping her become a healthy happy hippo!” In the video, Fiona can be seen taking a bath and playing with water toys with zookeepers.
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The department staged the special gender reveal for the couple, using a firehose and buckets filled with both blue and pink water.
A clip shared to the City of Decatur Fire and Rescue YouTube account on February 10 shows the couple embracing while they held the firehouse. Moments later, bright pink water shot into the air, much to the delight on onlookers.
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Tom Hardy waxwork with a 'heartbeat' unveiled for Valentine's Day raymond.liu 2018-02-080 views Madame Tussauds in London has unveiled a treat for Valentine's Day: a waxwork of hearthrob Tom Hardy with a 'heartbeat' and a warm torso. The English actor's wax figure has a heartbeat of 60 reps per minute and a core temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. Fans can nestle on a leather sofa with the star and pose for photos. Some canine fans also took part in a photo opportunity with Hardy, who's well-known as a dog lover. Several of the dogs came from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a rescue charity close to Hardy's heart. Hardy starred in "Dunkirk," "Mad Max" and "The Revenant," for which he was nominated for an Oscar. Credit: AP
Escaped bear shocked pedestrians raymond.liu 2018-02-060 views Pedestrians in Basra, Iraq, got quite a shock this morning: A huge bear lumbering across the street. The animal had escaped from a shop where it was being held for sale, according to local news reports. Onlookers captured footage of the Syrian brown bear ambling through crowded streets of the Persian Gulf port city before it was captured and returned to the shop. The bear was safely captured and returned to the shop. Credit: Ammar Kadhim via Storyful, Almirbad via Storyful, AP
Dog Hugs Owner After Fire Destroys Home raymond.liu 2018-02-060 views Montague the dog was left hurt and confused after seeing his home destroyed by a fire. After sifting through the debris with his owner, he wrapped his front legs around her body and placed his head on her chest for a hug. Credit: Jukin Media via AP
Dashcam footage of boulders falling near cars during Taiwan quake raymond.liu 2018-02-060 views Strong and shallow earthquakes struck off Taiwan's east coast near Hualien County on Sunday night. A driver's dashboard camera caught several rocks falling from the mountain and crashing on the road. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake's epicentre was 14 kilometres (9 miles) northeast of the city of Hualien, at a depth of just 7.8 kilometres (4.9 miles). Credit: AP