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February 21, 2018

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, February 21 2018

Science

Archaeologists in Mexico Discover Treasures of Mayan Civilization and Giant Sloth Fossils in Vast Underwater Cave

Archaeologists have found several ancient Mayan artifacts and fossils of long-extinct animals, including giant sloths, in the largest underwater cave system in the world—but warn that the mysteries of the caves’ ancient history could be tarnished from nearby pollution.

Secret to Great Pyramid’s near perfect alignment possibly found

Though slightly lopsided, the towering, Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering, and now an archaeologist has figured out how the Egyptians may have aligned the monument almost perfectly along the cardinal points, north-south-east-west — they may have used the fall equinox.