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Egypt finds village that 'predated pharaohs'

Egypt finds village that 'predated pharaohs'

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The Egyptian government has found one of the oldest villages ever in the Nile Delta, dating back to before the time of the pharaohs. According to the antiquities ministry, the neolithic site was found in Tell el Samara, a site 140km (87 miles) north of the capital Cairo.Chief archaeologist Frederic Gio said his team discovered silos of animal bones and food which indicated that the area was inhabited by humans as early as 5,000BC.Modern research considers the famous pyramids in Giza to have begun to be built in 2,500BC.According to the ministry, the site contains a number of habitations which date to different periods. Image: The pyramids of Giza - including the only surviving construction among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient W...

2 dead in shooting in South Korea's rural village

World
SEOUL, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Authorities said a 77-year-old man walked into a South Korea community center and fired a hunting rifle Tuesday, killing two administrative officials. Police said they were shot in the chest and died after being taken to a hospital, Yonhap reported. The shooter, surnamed Kim, also shot and injured his neighbor at a local temple before he arrived at the community center, according to police. Kim is known as a farmer who moved to the village in Bonghwa, southeast of Seoul, in 2014. He had visited the community center several times before to seek a compromise over the use of water with his neighbor, whom he shot at the temple, according to officials. The neighbor told police Kim threatened him with a gun before. Investigators found the shooter went to a police statio...
NASA satellite spies massive iceberg parked near small Greenland village

NASA satellite spies massive iceberg parked near small Greenland village

Science
July 18 (UPI) -- The massive iceberg parked ominously outside Innaarsuit, a small village on Greenland's western coast, looks less intimidating from a few hundred miles away. That's the vantage offered this week by NASA, which posted a photo of the iceberg captured by its Landsat 8 satellite. The satellite's Operational Land Imager captured a natural color photograph of northwestern Greenland and Baffin Bay earlier this month. The image, offering a view from 435 miles above Earth's surface, shows the iceberg before it became grounded on a shallow strip of seafloor just offshore from Innaarsuit. The phenomenon is relatively common, but this particular iceberg is worryingly big, rising 300 feet above sea level and dwarfing the nearby village. And while the juxtaposition makes for good phot...
Iceberg looming over Greenland village spotted from space

Iceberg looming over Greenland village spotted from space

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An iceberg that drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big it can be seen from space. The European Space Agency released an image Tuesday showing the giant iceberg just off the coast of Innaarsuit. Dozens of village residents were evacuated to higher ground last week due to concerns the 11 million-ton iceberg might break apart and produce waves large enough to wash away low-lying buildings. The image captured July 9 by ESA's Sentinel-2 satellites shows several other large icebergs in the vicinity. Separately, Greenland's broadcaster KNR published video taken by a local resident showing a time lapse of the iceberg drifting past the village. KNR reported that strong winds and elevated tides moved the iceberg northward, away from the harbor, over the weekend. —&#...
Massive iceberg threatening Greenland village moves away from coast

Massive iceberg threatening Greenland village moves away from coast

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A massive iceberg that has been floating close to a village in Greenland and threatening its residents appears to be veering away from the coast, toward the north, officials said. The village of Innaarsuit is home to 169 residents, some of whom have been evacuated as the iceberg looms over the coast. “Fortunately, the iceberg moved further north over the weekend,” Jakob Rousøe, head of operations for Joint Arctic Command, an authority within the Danish Defense, which is supporting local police and emergency services. “Powerful wind from the south and a current headed north pushed the iceberg to the north.” It is not clear if the iceberg will continue to move north or if it could move back closer to the village. As the iceberg melts, the fear is that gr...