US Navy Pilot reports of UFOs go mainstream

Source: Exopolitics

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On May 26, 2019, the New York Times published a story about five US Navy pilots reporting UFO sightings in 2014 and 2015 off the coast of Florida. The story cites their descriptions of unknown craft that could fly at hypersonic speeds and hover over the ocean. Their reports were handed off to the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program (AATIP).

The five Navy pilots were interviewed by the New York Times reporters about the UFO sightings that occurred while they were conducting training maneuvers off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt before deployment to the Middle East. The Times reporters said that due to the 2014 and 2015 sightings, that the Navy upgraded its classified guidance for how pilots are to report UFOs, which now are officially referred to as Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAP).

A video was included of one of the UFO incidents where the pilots could be heard exclaiming: “Wow, what is that, man? Look at it fly!” The video had been released over a year earlier and was the subject of a March 12, 2018, Fox News interview with Luis Elizondo, the former Pentagon official, who headed AATIP from its 2007 up to 2017 when he retired in protest over the lack of support the program was receiving.

In the Times story, the pilots made clear that no known piloted aircraft could perform the UFO’s complex aerial maneuvers:

What was strange, the pilots said, was that the video showed objects accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns — something beyond the physical limits of a human crew.

They speculated that the UFOs might be part of a highly advanced drone program that raised several safety issues due to the possibility of a midair collision. They refused to speculate further about the UFO’s origins. Earlier in April 2019, the Navy issued new guidelines for reporting UFO sightings, and cited safety concerns as a factor for the need to improve the reporting process.

There are several important takeaways from this latest New York Times story that follows a December 16, 2017 story that analyzed similar sightings reported by Navy pilots back in 2004.

The first is that the US Navy is allowing….

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Navy pilots reveal more details about UFOs as Pentagon admits it studies Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

This is good news that the Pentagon admitted they were tracking and researching UFOs, but I would be weary of this revelation. It references the To The Stars Academy which some have speculated is being used as a proxy for the partial disclosure narrative. There are many competing groups within these secret space programs and it’s been a very hot debate on how to roll out disclosure.

There are many who believe Humanity as a collective cannot handle Full Disclosure; they believe it could be too traumatizing for the public to handle. Which I always felt was kind of odd that they believe they’re capable of knowing the Truth but others are not. The lack of faith in our fellow countrymen and citizens of this world is the cause of this dilemma. You cannot wrap yourself in the American Flag and then claim that the American people cannot handle the Truth.

This is the problem that has been prevalent for many years and these people in positions of authority promoting partial disclosure don’t understand that they are being used by influences that can program humanity without direct interference. The Archons are able to manipulate our subconscious minds without any awareness this is happening on our end. They use our beliefs, thoughts and emotions against us and unfortunately they’ve managed to manipulate the military and government officials into actually believing that the continued policy of lying to the American people is best for all. 

Many of the times these military officials don’t understand that they were groomed into their position by powers that operate in the Etheric and Astral realms; they forge them into a link so that these people fit nicely into the chains of oppression, secrecy, domination, control and enslavement. Certain personality types are identified by the mainframe computer that’s connected to the veil that would most likely result in their cooperation with the NAA or at least remain easily controlled and ignorant to such things. They groom them from their early adolescent years without their awareness at all. They can do that from the safety of the Astral plane. Thus is the reason they discourage any type of esoteric or occult knowledge from being taken seriously.

This is the one thing that society will have to come to understand; that being these Archons had incredible influence and sway over our thoughts, emotions and actions. It’s been like this for at least 26,000 years and the methods in which they’ve maintained control on this planet has been used for millions of years. So these officials have to first grasp the nature of the control system; because without a firm understanding of what is occurring upon this planet they’ll never discover the Truth that they were manipulated. If these military and government officials were truly on our side they would acknowledge the basic tenet of Jesus’s statement of The Truth Will Set You Free” and allow Full Disclosure to happen.

This all ties in with the Air Force Secret Space Program; which according to Michael Salla experienced a profound shift in 2016 when they discovered they were being duped and manipulated by the Deep State. I believe it’s the military and government officials who have access to the Air Force Secret Space Program whom are strongly supporting the partial disclosure narrative. In fact, Cobra has stated that the Chimera Group; which is a Archon group is embedded within the Air Force, thus it makes sense why they don’t support Full Disclosure because of the fact the Archons are manipulating them.

The Air Force Secret Space Program was created as a shield to avoid full disclosure; thus they already had the perquisite that the Deep State was looking for in order to use them as cannon fodder. The Solar Warden on the other hand wants full disclosure and they’re going to make sure it happens; it’s not a matter of if it’s going to happen; it’s a matter of when. It cannot be stopped now; full disclosure will happen, I guarantee it.

There are many people awakening these days by the thousands and we now number in the millions. No longer are there small sects and groups that only possess this knowledge. It’s much more widespread and it’s continuing to spread at an alarming rate. So much so that the Central Race has agreed that humanity as a collective has decided to purge this archontic influence from our planet and are assisting in such endeavors. 

So remember all we’re in this together so lets fight for Full Disclosure!

Timothy Frappier

 

Source: Ancient Code

Long-time Veteran Navy pilots have come forward to the New York Times to reveal their experiences with UFOs of the East coast of America between 2014 and 2015. They say they encountered aircraft that defied all explanation, flying faster and making sudden stops and starts beyond the capability of known human-piloted aircraft. The UFOs could pass by unseen but could be picked up by advanced radar systems.

The pilots, Lieutenant Graves, and Lieutenant Accoin were amazed by what they saw but had no explanation, thinking they could be part of an extremely advanced drone program. Then one of the UFOs almost hit pilots flying in formation. After that, they realized that they might not be dealing with drones, after all.

A squadron mate returned from a mission and told Graves about a shocking and dangerous encounter. The pilots were angry that they had experienced a near miss with the aircraft.

“I almost hit one of those things,” the pilot told Lieutenant Graves.

 

 

According to the Times:

“The pilot and his wingman were flying in tandem about 100 feet apart over the Atlantic east of Virginia Beach when something flew between them, right past the cockpit. It looked to the pilot, Lieutenant Graves said, like a sphere encasing a cube.”

“The incident so spooked the squadron that an aviation flight safety report was filed, Lieutenant Graves said.”

Graves was concerned about the safety of the squadron as the UFOs flew beyond the limits of what a human crew was capable of.

Lt. Graves noted that the UFO combined capabilities for high speed, sudden altitude and direction change, and hovering ability, all without any signs of exhaust fumes or propulsion. Further, the aircraft could remain flying for long lengths of time, sometimes remaining in the air “all day.”

“We have helicopters that can hover,” Lieutenant Graves said. “We have aircraft that can fly at 30,000 feet and right at the surface.” But “combine all that in one vehicle of some type with no jet engine, no exhaust plume.”

The sightings were called the “Roosevelt incidents” after the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt along the East Coast. Super Hornet “Red Rippers” pilots Graves and Accoin came forward to tell the story.

Another incident recorded a huge “Tic Tac” shaped aircraft the “size of a commercial plane” off the coast of San Diego in 2004. Two Navy fighter jet pilots reported the sighting.

The videos of the UFOs named the “GoFast, Gimble,” and “FLIR,” which was the “Tic Tac” craft, were recorded in an official Pentagon report that was later released in redacted form. Following the reports, the Navy issued instructions to the fleet on how to officially report such encounters in 2015.

The pilots and the three videos were part of several closed-door briefings of Congress given over the past year according to CBS Las Vegas. High-ranking Naval officials joined some of the briefings arranged by Christopher Mellon, who formerly worked for the Senate Intelligence Committee and Department and Defense and now works for To The Stars Academy.

“After senior Navy officials joined the briefings, they realized it was indefensible to not have a system that allows more reporting of these incidents,” Mellon told CBS Las Vegas.

See the video from CBS Las Vegas below:

 

 

 

 

Today, a Navy spokesman named Joseph Gradisher says the Navy’s new classified guidance released this year is an update of the 2015 instructions.

You can see Lieutenants Graves and Accoin in the new History Channel series, “Unidentified: Inside America’s U.F.O. Investigation.”

See a preview below:

 

 

 

 

Although the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was officially shut down in 2012, the man who ran the program, Luis Elizondo says the parts of the program remain ongoing and classified in other forms.

Following statements from the Pentagon that AATIP was not really about UFOs and that the three UFO videos released last year were not officially from the DOD, we are seeing a totally new and accurate statement from the Navy today.

A Department of Defense spokesman, Christopher Sherwood told the Post last week that the Department of Defense still investigates claimed sightings of alien spacecraft although the AATIP was officially shut down in 2012.

The big news was that the Pentagon uttered the words “unidentified aerial phenomena,” referring to UFOs in the same manner as the British Ministry of Defence. One UFO investigator for the UK, Nick Pope, called the use of the words a “bombshell revelation.”

“The Department of Defense is always concerned about maintaining positive identification of all aircraft in our operating environment, as well as identifying any foreign capability that may be a threat to the homeland,” Sherwood said.

“The department will continue to investigate, through normal procedures, reports of unidentified aircraft encountered by US military aviators in order to ensure defense of the homeland and protection against strategic surprise by our nation’s adversaries.”

See more from the New York Post below:

 

Elizondo resigned in 2017 in protest over what he called “excessive secrecy surrounding the program and internal opposition to it after funding for the effort ended in 2012.” Afterward, he went to work for To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, a company co-founded by former Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge.

 

Elizondo recently spoke at the Scientific Conference on Anomalous Aerospace Phenomena, where he asserted that “UFOs ARE Real.” See the video below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Featured image: The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt via Wikimedia Commons

‘IT’S RAINING PLASTIC’: RESEARCHERS FIND MICROSCOPIC FIBERS IN COLORADO RAIN SAMPLES

 

Raining plastic? For some reason I’m not surprised. I mean we have plastic everywhere. Take a walk around where you live and you’ll no doubt find a bunch of plastic garbage just laying around. Let’s not forget about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which is located between Hawaii and California and has an estimated weight of around 80,000 tonnes of plastic… So it’s not a big stretch to believe that our rain will have some microplastic fibers in it. I mean what do you think happens to all that plastic that is laying around as garbage? It deteriorates and when water evaporates from the ground some fibers are carried a long with it.

Many people believe that this pollution problem is complex and requires a lot of effort to curb. Which is a load of bullshit; the only thing perpetuates our pollution problem is greed, selfishness and ignorance. Corey Goode has stated that the Secret Space Program called Solar Warden, which he served in have replicators and other exotic technologies.

Now think about it; if you had a replicators you could reduce the amount of plastic used on products. Want water? Replicate it, want food? Replicate it, want a tool or some other kind of product? Replicate it. The problem we have with plastic is that corporations used it to sell their product such as soda, water and our things. Then they coat so much plastic over products as well. They do this in order to reduce theft; you all know what I’m talking about. think about those pesky products that were wrapped and covered in plastic containers that are a PAIN in the ass to get out.

The source of the problem at the end of the day is greed and selfishness. We’ve had replicators for decades that have been withheld from the public for reasons that are moot and invalid. Much of the strain we put upon this planet can be relieved with much of the technology that the Secret Space Programs withhold from humanity. It is time that we demand these things to be released. These Secret Space Programs have created infrastructure that we the people have financed and they have the audacity to withhold these life changing technologies.

I’m not just talking about replicators; I’m talking about free energy, energy pods, anti gravity vehicles, virtual realities and many other technologies as well. These secret space programs have enjoyed their exclusivity for far too long. Our planet is dying because these selfish groups haven’t shared the technology with the world. Which by the way as I’ve said WE FINANCED!! It is time that the military be held accountable. It’s time that they understand that We The People are the ones they serve, not corporations, secret societies, governments or various clique. We the People Demand Full Disclosure and we demand it NOW!

Timothy Frappier

Source: Brett Walton, Circle of Blue

Via: Waking Times

When Greg Wetherbee sat in front of the microscope recently, he was looking for fragments of metals or coal, particles that might indicate the source of airborne nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park. What caught his eye, though, were the plastics.

The U.S. Geological Survey researcher had collected rain samples from eight sites along Colorado’s Front Range. The sites are part of a national network for monitoring changes in the chemical composition of rain. Six of the sites are in the urban Boulder-to-Denver corridor. The other two are located in the mountains at higher elevation.

The monitoring network was designed to track nitrogen trends, and Wetherbee, a chemist, wanted to trace the path of airborne nitrogen that is deposited in the national park. The presence of metals or organic materials like coal particles could point to rural or urban sources of nitrogen.

He filtered the samples and then, in an inspired moment, placed the filters under a microscope, to look more closely at what else had accumulated. It was much more than he initially thought.

“It was a serendipitous result,” Wetherbee told Circle of Blue. “An opportune observation and finding.”

In 90 percent of the samples Wetherbee found a rainbow wheel of plastics, mostly fibers and mostly colored blue. Those could have been shed like crumbs from synthetic clothing. But he also found other shapes, like beads and shards. The plastics were tiny, needing magnification of 20 to 40 times to be visible and they were not dense enough to be weighed. More fibers were found in urban sites, but plastics were also spotted in samples from a site at elevation 10,300 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The findings are detailed in a report published online on May 14.

Where did the plastic fibers come from? Are they locally produced, or carried from distant states or countries? How do they affect fish and other aquatic life after the plastics precipitate out in rain? And just how much plastic is aloft? Austin Baldwin, a study co-author, would like to know.

“There are more questions than answers right now,” Baldwin, a USGS hydrologist who studies microplastics, told Circle of Blue.

Plastic pollution is ubiquitous, an unfortunate residue of contemporary consumer culture. Bottles, bags, and containers litter beaches and clog streams. Seabirds and whales eat the debris, their stomachs coming to resemble a garbage bin.

These are the most visible signs of an even deeper problem. The consequences of microplastics, those comparable to grains of salt or human hairs, are less well understood. Baldwin said there are even fewer studies to date that have examined microplastics in rain. He mentioned two studies from Paris and one from the Pyrenees. “It’s kind of exciting,” in the sense of scientific discovery, he said.

The atmosphere is a powerful and tireless recirculator — of pollution as well as water. Dust carried by wind and rain from America’s southern deserts falls on the Rocky Mountains and causes snowpack to melt more quickly. Mercury emissions from thermal power plants as distant as China have been detected in the remote alpine lakes of Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier National Park, where the toxic chemical is consumed by fish. Even PFAS compounds, the contaminants du jour, hitch an aerial ride. New Hampshire regulators traced groundwater contamination near a Saint-Gobain manufacturing facility to the site’s blower stacks, which had lofted the chemicals into the air before they precipitated onto land.

Baldwin outlined several theories for the source of microplastics in Colorado. The fibers suggest the residue from synthetic clothing. Residential clothes dryers could be venting a waste stream into the air, he said. Or laundry water could be a source. Fibers sent to a wastewater treatment plant could end up in the sludge that is then spread on farm fields for fertilizer. As the sludge dries, the fibers could be lifted into the air. Another possible source could be the slow degradation of car tires.

The next step is to estimate the mass of microplastics in rain and whether the phenomenon is evident in other regions. Wetherbee said that an evaluation of snow-season deposition of microplastics across the U.S. Rockies, from Montana to New Mexico, is already in progress.

Though individual microplastics have their own shape, size, and chemistry, Baldwin did not think that the Colorado sites are particularly unique. The fibers could have been carried for a significant distance.

“We’re seeing plastics virtually everywhere we look,” he said.

About the Author

Brett Walton writes about agriculture, energy, infrastructure, and the politics and economics of water in the United States. He also writes the Federal Water Tap, Circle of Blue’s weekly digest of U.S. government water news. He is the winner of two Society of Environmental Journalists reporting awards, one of the top honors in American environmental journalism: first place for explanatory reporting for a series on septic system pollution in the United States(2016) and third place for beat reporting in a small market (2014). Brett lives in Seattle, where he hikes the mountains and bakes pies. Contact Brett Walton

1984 Novel Turns 70 Years Old In A World That Looks A Lot Like The Book

Source: John Vibes, Truth Theory

This month, George Orwell’s legendary novelNineteen Eighty-Four turns 70 years old, and the warnings contained within the story are now more relevant than ever.

Orwell’s predictions were so spot on that it almost seems like it was used as some type of accidental instruction manual for would-be tyrants.

In the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is an all-encompassing surveillance state that keeps a watchful eye on everyone, in search of possible rebels and points of resistance.

Censorship is the norm in this world, and is so extreme that individuals can become “unpersons” who are essentially deleted from society because their ideas were considered dangerous by the establishment.

This is an idea that is very familiar to activists and independent journalists who are being removed from the public conversation for speaking out about government and corporate corruption on social media.

Orwell is famous for coining the term “double-speak,” which is a way to describe the euphemistic language that government uses to whitewash their most dirty deeds.

For example, in Orwell’s story, the ministry of propaganda was called the Ministry of Truth, just as today the government agency that was once known as “The Department of War,” is now called the “Department of Defense.”

There was also never-ending war in Orwell’s story, the conditions of which would change on a regular basis, keeping the general population confused about conflicts so they give up on trying to understand what is actually going on.

Some of these predictions were merely recognitions of patterns in human history, since the idea of “unpersons” and war propaganda is nothing new.

However, Orwell had an incredible understanding of how technology was going to progress over the 20th century, and he was able to envision how technology would be used by those in power to control the masses.

The technological predictions made in the book were truly uncanny, as they give a fairly accurate description of our modern world. Orwell described “telescreens,” which acted as both an entertainment device and a two-way communication device.

This type of technology was predicted by many futurists at the time, but Orwell’s prediction was unique because he suggested that these devices would be used by the government to spy on people, through microphones and cameras built into the devices.

Unfortunately, just like in Orwell’s book, people in the modern world are so distracted by entertainment and the divided by politics that they have no idea they are living in a tyrannical police state.

This police state was also a strong deterrent in the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, because although many of the citizens in the book had a positive opinion of “big brother,” it was still something that they feared, and it was a force that kept them in control.

Of course, this is not much different from the attitude that the average American or European has when confronted with police brutality and government corruption.

Many of the ideas about power and authority that were expressed in Orwell’s classic are timeless and as old as recorded history but his analysis of how technology would amplify the destructive nature of power was incredibly unique, especially for his time.

Do We Need Space Force to Protect us from Space Pirates?

Source: Exopolitics

On May 14, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a speech in support of Congress moving forward with the creation of Space Force as a new branch of the US military. Cruz gave an intriguing perspective on what the proposed new military branch would protect the country from – space pirates!

Cruz said the following in his Space Force speech at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, which he chairs:

Since the ancient Greeks first put to sea, nations have recognized the necessity of naval forces and maintaining a superior capability to protect waterborne travel and commerce from bad actors. Pirates threaten the open seas, and the same is possible in space. In this same way, I believe we, too, must now recognize the necessity of a space force to defend the nation and to protect space commerce and civil space exploration. 

Cruz’s implicit reference to “space pirates” quickly garnered much internet attention, particularly on Twitter’s “moments” news thread, where tweets of multiple people mocking him appeared. Cruz fired back at Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter, for not giving equal coverage to his responses:

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Hey @jack how come Twitter’s “moment” quotes all the snarky leftists making fun of my comments, but doesn’t include my tweets in response explaining the real point that NATIONS like China have already developed & tested weapons to destroy satellites? https://twitter.com/i/moments/1128794276677029888 …27.8K8:53 PM – May 15, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacyTexas Sen. Ted Cruz wants the Space Force to defend the US against space piratesUS newsSenator Cruz (R-TX), who is the chairman of the subcommittee on aviation and space for the US government, made a comparison of the space force to American naval forces, stating the need to protect…Moments22.7K people are talking about this

President Donald’s Trump’s proposed Space Force is currently being debated in the US Congress which is considering legislation officially creating it as a new military branch under the US Air Force.

The Pentagon has come out in support of Space Force being created, despite initial oppositionby the Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson, and its Chief of Staff, David Goldfein. Patrick Shanahan, the Acting Secretary of Defense, has been the driving force behind the Pentagon getting behind Trump’s proposal.

A two stage process was outlined by the Pentagon on August 9, 2018, for realizing Trump’s goal. One of the four components in the first stage was was the elevation of the Air Force’s current Space Command into one of the Pentagon’s unified combatant commands. Currently there are ten combatant commands that are at the apex for command and control of different geographical regions and specific functions performed by all branches of the US military.  

On March 27, 2019, John William “Jay” Raymond, a four-star general who is the current head of Air Force Space Command (2016-), was proposed by President Trump to head up the new Space Command.

In his February 19, 2019, Space Policy Directive 4, Trump proposed that legislation be created for the formal establishment of a Space Force as a separate military branch initially placed under the Department of the Air Force. Trump’s desire for a separate Department of the Space Force, would be revisited at a later stage.

Legislation for Space Force was submitted to Congress in February by Secretary Shanahan and is currently being debated in various congressional committees, including Cruz’s. The Space Force legislation is a major test for whether or not the new military branch has enough Congressional support to have its creation passed into law.

While the partisan nature of the current Congress makes any passage of policies proposed by Trump challenging, there is still strong bipartisan support for policies supported by the Pentagon. A letter of support from 43 former Pentagon officials is proving to be very influential in overcoming doubts expressed by members of Congress. The letter states that Space Force will:

… develop military space culture and ethos; recruit, train, educate, promote, and retain scientists, engineers, and warriors with world-class space skills and talent; advocate for space requirements and resources; develop space doctrine and operational art; develop, field, and deliver advanced space capabilities; and steward resources to sustain America’s strategic advantage and preeminence in national security space activities.

Consequently, because Shanahan and other Pentagon officials are committed to the creation of Space Force, it’s very likely that Congress will pass the proposed legislation and authorize its creation.

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Ancient City That Predates The Pyramids And The First Pharaoh Found In Egypt

Source: Ancient Code

A 7,000-year-old city, predating both the Pharaohs and Pyramids has been discovered in Egypt.

A group of French and Egyptian archaeologists has made another surprising discovery in Egypt, as they have excavated the remains of one of the oldest settlements in the world, dating back to the Neolithic period.

The Ministry of Antiquities also announced that this finding “offers a unique opportunity to shed light on the prehistoric communities that lived in the Nile Delta before the reign of the first Pharaonic dynasty.”

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities released a statement saying that archaeologist had excavated silos contain extensive amounts of animal remains as well as plants, pottery and stone tools, in the fertile lands of Tell el Samara, located in Dacalia, some 140 kilometers north of Cairo.

The settlement dates back to around 5,000 BCE, which means that it effectively predates the construction of the famous pyramids at Giza by at least 2,500 years.

According to experts, the village’s agriculture heavily depended on rain. This discovery may help experts understand the development of the agriculture based on the irrigation system used by the ancient inhabitants of the Nile delta.

Dr. Nadia Khedr, a ministry official responsible for Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities on the Mediterranean coast, explained how rain-based plantations at the time may have given ‘early Egyptians’ the ability to start large-scale irrigation farming.

“Analyzing the biological material that has been discovered will present us with a clearer view of the first communities that settled in the Delta and the origins of agriculture and farming in Egypt,” she said.

Lately, Egypt has become a hot zone for archeological discoveries.

Not long ago we reported about the discovery of ‘a second Sphinx’ which was found at Luxor, located several meters beneath the surface.

Furthermore, not long ago, another group of archaeologists discovered what is now considered the oldest cheese in the world in the tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of the ancient city of Memphis, according to a study published in the journal Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

Also, a sensational discovery was made when construction workers discovered a massive Granite Sarcophagus in Alexandria. At the time, some experts even thought that the massive unopened granite Sarcophagus may be the resting place of Alexander the Great. However, after the ancient tomb was opened, experts revealed that it was filled with the skeletal remains of three individuals who were most likely soldiers. The tomb was found to date back to the Ptolemaic period between 305 B.C. and 30 B.C.

In addition to all of the above, archaeologists excavating in Southern Egypt has recovered an extremely rare marble head which is believed to depict the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.