When the pyramids were originally finished, they were plated in and outer layer of white “casing stones”. These casing stones were cut with astounding precision to give a smooth slope to the pyramids, unlike how they appear today with the outer stones more or less forming very large “steps”.
The original casing stones were made of highly polished Tura limestone, meant to reflect the sun’s rays, and were accurate within 1/100th of an inch. All total, they were around five feet long, five feet high, and six feet deep and weighed around 15 metric tons each once the face angle was cut, being around 40 metric tons before that for the full block.
So what happened to these casing stones? Many of them were cut loose and carried off to be used on various other structures, such as when Bahri Sultan An-Nasir Nasir-ad-Din al-Hasan used the polished stones from the Great Pyramid in building mosques in Cairo, some of which are still standing with these stones still intact.
Most of the rest of the stones were worn away, being loosened by earthquakes and eventually creating piles of rubble around the pyramids, which have relatively recently been cleared away. Although, a few of the stones are still there, such as around the base of the Great Pyramid.
Read more: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/04/the-pyramids-of-giza-were-originally-white/
Northern and Southern hemisphere’s each tilt toward and away from the Sun during their respective summers and winters much more then areas around the equator where the angle remains much closer to perpendicular and more constant. Therefore larger seasonal variations are found the further you go away from the equator and closer towards each of the poles.
During the summer solstices in the Northern Arctic Circle and the Southern Antarctic Circle the tilt of each hemisphere’s polar circle is angled towards the Sun and remains so throughout the 24-hour period it takes to complete a single rotation of the Earth. This means that a person who is standing within a polar circle at summer solstice of the respective hemisphere would not see the Sun dip below the horizon, it would appear to dip nearer the horizon as it approached midnight local time and then begin to rise again once local midnight had passed.
The number of days per year that midnight Sun will occur will increase the further one goes into the polar circles and towards the respective pole. Taking the Arctic pole as an example the Northern most inhabited Island of Svalbard, Norway experiences no sunset and constant daylight from 19th April to 23rd August each year. The North Pole itself has only one sunrise and one sunset a year and spends 6 straight months in daylight.
The opposite natural phenomenon that occurs during winter months is known as “Polar night” and occurs in the same way with up to 6 straight months of no Sun and darkness at each pole.
Photo shows a time lapse as the time approaches local midnight and after it:
The main Pyramid, Pirámide Mayor, covers an area nearly the size of four football fields and is 60 feet tall.
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Break out the vodka. The first confirmed sample of water from the subsurface Lake Vostok in Antarctica has been retrieved.
Almost a year ago, in February 2012 Russian scientists and engineers drilled to a depth of nearly 4,000 meters in the ice above Lake Vostok – a 1,300 cubic mile volume of liquid water thought to have formed some 20 million years ago and to have been effectively isolated from the outside world for at least 100,000 years and possibly for millions of years. This was the culmination of a 23 year effort to reach the lake.
What is that PINK RING Above Ankara, Turkey – Dec 14, 2012
A strange UFO-shaped spiral cloud (HAARP?) was recorded above Ankara, Turkey on December 14, 2012.
According to the witness, there were no clouds in the sky, just only this strange phenomenon.
To make sure that it was not reflection of lights, the witness turned off all the indoor lights. The “cloudy thing” was visible from all windows. The size of the object is not known, but it was nearly 2 miles away from the place of recording of this UFO cloud.
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