Archaeologists have “explored” a 1,500 year old Mayan tomb using a small camera lowered down a narrow shaft. The tomb, which is believed to have belonged to one of the first rulers of the great Mexican city-state of Palenque, could not be excavated in the normal manner because the pyramid above it is badly deteriorated.
The video reveals that the tomb was decorated with paintings in black on a blood-red background. Fragments of jade and shells, believed to have been part of a funerary costume, are visible on the floor.
The tomb is considered historically important because most early structures are buried under later constructions from the time of Palenque’s greatest power. Some experts believe it may be the burial place of the city-state’s first ruler, K’uk’ Bahlam I, while other suggest it could be the tomb of an important female ruler, Ix Yohl Ik’nal.
This video is from News Distribution Network, posted June 24, 2011.
Trump whistleblower needs to go directly to FBI because Bill Barr can’t be trusted: Ex-FBI director
Appearing on MSNBC with host Alex Witt, former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi blew up Donald Trump's claim that he is the victim of a "Ukraine Witchhunt."
He then added that the whistleblower who went to the inspector general with a serious charge against the president should take what he has and go to the FBI within a week if nothing happens.
"We've got to get to the bottom of this, and we can't rely on leaks and certain reporters getting certain tidbits of information," the ex-FBI man explained. "This needs to be explored and it's likely this could end up in a criminal investigation."
California finally has a progressive government. Here’s how it’s changing the game.
Democrats won supermajorities in both houses of the California legislature in 2006. They have dominated Golden State politics ever since, defying conservative expectations. Instead of sinking into deficits and collapsing, California is running a budget surplus, and has become the world’s 5th largest economy.
However, tensions between the Democratic establishment and grassroots activists have continued – until now. In 2019, reams of progressive legislation are finally becoming law after years of resistance from centrist forces within the party, a barrier that only dissolved after the 2018 elections. Put simply, now that a truly progressive majority has taken power, the people of California can at last have nice things.
Furious Biden goes scorched earth on ‘serial abuser’ Trump over smears in epic rant
On Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden furiously laid into President Donald Trump amid reports he tried to strong-arm the Ukrainian government into digging up dirt on him and his son.
"Here's what I know, I know Trump deserves to be investigated," said Biden. "He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him the question, why is he on the phone with a foreign leader trying to intimidate a foreign leader, if that's what happened? That appears to have happened. You should be looking at Trump. Trump's doing this because he knows I'll beat him like a drum and he's using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me."