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Egyptian researchers digitally unwrap the mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I, the pharaoh of the Exodus?

Over Christmas, Egyptian researchers digitally unwrapped the mummy of Pharaoh Amenhotep I, who ruled Egypt between 1526 and 1506 BC. He was the second ruler of what is referred to as the 18th Egyptian dynasty, started by his father Ahmose. Amenhotep is the only royal mummy from the 19th and 20th century discoveries not to be unwrapped. Egyptian researchers had refrained from physically doing this because the mummy was intricately decorated with floral arrangements and a mask embedded with precious stones. So they chose a digital approach, using an X-Ray machine that provided 360-degree scans as they digitally removed each layer. Through the unwrapping process, the Cairo-based researchers discovered that Amenhotep I had been unwrapped and reburied at least once before, probably by later Egyptian priests who often repaired the damage done to previous royal mummies by grave robbers. They discovered that Amenhotep I was around 35 years of age when he died and there were no outward indicators of what he died from such as disease or physical wounds. He was also the last …

Christmas Eve massacre in Myanmar

There was outrage around the world as images emerged of the massacre of over 30 people, including women and children, by the military in east Myanmar, formerly called Burma, on Christmas Eve. Photos of burned vehicles and charred bodies were shared by Save the Children, an international aid group, that added two of its workers were also missing. The military overthrew the democratically elected government of Myanmar in February 2021 and since then the military junta, led by Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, has been brutally trying to stamp out any resistance to its rule. The Christian Post reports that the recent killings occurred as the Myanmar military was battling a pro-democracy militia near the village of Mo So. The group, who were travelling in seven cars to a refugee camp, were fired upon and then stopped by the military. According to a statement by Save the Children, “The military reportedly forced people from their cars, arrested some, killed others and burned their bodies.” The report added that the military had tied members of the group …

Another study says Omicron is significantly milder than previous variants

Reports coming in from around the world are stating the same thing, Omicron is much milder than previous variants of COVID. The UK has been particularly hard hit by Omicron. But the Daily Mail writes that a recent study by the UK’s Health Security Agency reveals that those who catch Omicron are 70% less likely to be hospitalized than the previous Delta variant. Most who do catch it are asymptomatic or have cold-like symptoms. The same report stated that the effectiveness of the booster vaccines fades after about ten weeks. Predictably, the doom and gloomers are screaming that the sky is falling and warn of the imminent collapse of the health system, and are calling for more lockdowns, masks, and a fourth jab. READ: Millions set for early FOURTH jab after it emerges booster effect starts wearing off after just 10 weeks: But major study finds Omicron is 70% less likely to cause hospitalisation as daily cases hit record 119,789 Meanwhile, several reputable epidemiologists are stating the arrival of Omicron is evidence that the pandemic, …

Ring portraying Jesus as the Good Shepherd discovered in a 1,700-year-old shipwreck

Israel Antiquity Authority has announced some interesting discoveries from two shipwrecks discovered off its coast in the Mediterranean Sea. One of the shipwrecks is 1,700 years old and the second is 600 years old. Both were discovered near the ancient Roman port of Caesarea and were probably destroyed in a storm as the crew was trying to get their ships into port. The Daily Mail reports that archaeologists discovered a stunning gold ring with a green gemstone on the older wreck. On the gemstone was an intricately carved image of Jesus holding a lamb on His back. He is portrayed wearing a Roman tunic. This image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is found throughout the Gospels. Perhaps, the most famous is the parable involving the story of the Good Shepherd who would leave his flock of 99 to find the one lost sheep: 3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after …