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The world’s largest and oldest pyramid has been discovered in Bosnia A pyramid has been discovered in Bosnia-Herzegovina that is larger, older and more perfectly oriented than Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza. Located near the city of Visoko, not only is it the first pyramid to be discovered in Europe, but it is also the largest valley of pyramids in the world. Dr. Semir Osmanagic Its discoverer, Dr.
The earliest attempt at translating hieroglyphics came well before the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. A fifth-century scholar named Horapollo set up a translation system based on hieroglyphics' relation to Egyptian allegories. After Horapollo's hypothesis, 15 centuries of scholars dedicated themselves to a false translation system. De Sacy, who had translated the Demotic portion, tried his hand at the hieroglyphic inscription, but he failed, too. Thomas Young made a significant breakthrough in 1814 when he discovered the meaning of a cartouche [source: BBC ]. A cartouche is an oval-shaped loop that encloses a series of hieroglyphic characters.
The Ancient Egyptians are shrouded in an aura of mystery and intrigue, cultivated by continuing archeological discoveries. Unfortunately, the sense of awe that pervades Ancient Egypt has also produced countless myths. This list will investigate the most common misconceptions about Ancient Egypt, and include some interesting digressions that will illuminate new areas of their advanced culture.
Copyright © 2006 by Mike Molyneaux New insights into ancient pyramid construction techniques presented in this article include the following:-  The use of battering rams to create acoustic energy for quarrying, shifting and positioning stones.  The use of counter-ramps with counter-weight principles for hauling massive stones uphill.  The use of overlapping planks and rollers to create an auto-aligning, auto-braking system for the ramps.  The use of leveraging towers with counter-weights for lifting stones out of a quarry and onto rollers.  Submerging large stones in watery mud for transporting them down rivers or along canals.  Partially completed courses of the pyramid forming a spiral staircase to support a ramp to the inner chambers.