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What are the Dead Sea Scrolls and who wrote them? Archaeologist Guy Steibel takes us inside one of the caves where they were found (warning: it smells). Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=phdcomics More at: http://phdcomics.com/tv Featuring: Prof. Guys Stiebel, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Recorded and Animated by Jorge Cham: http://jorgecham.com Additional Camera by Kathryn Furby Special Thanks to: The Jerusalem Press Club, The Israeli Academy of Sciences, and Mishkenot Sha'ananim.
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Take a tour of Dead Sea in Jordan -- part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. The Dead Sea is really one of the most remarkable spots on earth. With over 1300 feet below sea level, it is the lowest point on the earth's surface. It is also one of the saltiest places, with a composition of 35% salinity. This sometimes creates fascinating and bizarre crystalline formations around the Dead Sea's shoreline. The salinity of the lake is so high that very few plants or animals can survive. About the only things living in the Dead Sea are the human tourists who come here. It's an idyllic place to relax, with white beaches and bright blue water.
Hunefer's Judgement in the presence of Osiris, Book of the Dead, 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom, c. 1275 B.C.E., papyrus, Thebes, Egypt (British Museum). Erratum: near the end of the video we say that Nephthys and Anubis are siblings, this is not correct. More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=WceVwMdN0eE Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker Figures represented in order of appearence (left to right): +Hunefer (deceased scribe) +Anubis (jackal-headed god associated with mummification, burial and the afterlife, he is the son of Nephthys) +Ma'at (goddess of order and ethical judgement. She wears a feather associated with truth and is here shown at the top of the scales) +Ammit or Ammut (demon represented as part crocodile, lion and hippopotamus. Devoured hearts that failed the test of Ma'at) +Thoth (here represented as an Ibis-headed god recording the fate of the deceased, in this case Hunefer) +Horus (falcon-headed god/also eye of Horus, associated with the king and son of Osiris) +Horus's 4 sons Imsety, Duamutef, Hapi, Qebehsenuef (associated with the 4 cardinal points, protection of vital organs of the deceased) +Osiris (enthroned wearing Atef crown; he is associated with death and is one of the most powerful gods in the Egyptian pantheon) +Isis (goddess protector of mummys and Osiris and in some instances, the mother of Horus and sister of Nephthys) +Nephthys (goddess who, along with her sister Isis, protects mummys and Osiris, mother of Anubis, sister and wife of Seth)
This strange sea creature is the Glaucus Atlanticus also known as the blue angel, blue dragon and blue sea slug is a marine gastropod mollusk. This tiny animal species is quite the predator. You will find this colorful family member of sea slugs in temperate and tropical waters. Regions include the East and South coast of South Africa, European waters, off the East coast of Australia and Mozambique. Quite tiny, the species normal size is up to 3cm, but it does feed on larger prey like the venomous Portuguese man of war consuming the organism in its entirety. The blue angel is immune to the man of wars venom, collecting it for its own use, using a much more concentrated venom, its sting is more powerful and deadly than the man o war. The poison is stored inside the finger like structures sticking out of its body known as cerata, this is just one of its defense mechanisms. The beautiful blue underside of the blue angel acts as a camouflage from air born predators as it floats upside down on the surface of the water. Its back is grayish in color and faces downward, camouflaging it from predators looking up from below the water. The Blue angel is a hermaphrodite allowing both slugs to produce egg strings after mating which they lay on driftwood, or the skeletons of their victims. There is so much more to learn about this intriguing creature, but we do know that While they are beautiful to behold, they are dangerous to actually hold. If you have a new animal species or a wildlife story you think I'd enjoy go ahead share it with me Let's Connect -- http://www.facebook.com/epicwildlife -- http://gplus.to/epicwildlife -- http://www.twitter.com/epicwildlife -- http://www.pinterest.com/epicwildlife -- http://www.epicadamwildlife.com Royalty Free Music & Sound freesfx.co.uk Other Strange & Deadly Sea Creature Videos -- Strange Japanese Fish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmEnSd4UzxE -- Mysterious Vampire Squid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE0iqcVslXM -- Axolotls - Weird Sea Creature http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa2OBdeFW7E
Conserving Gan Ku's 'Tiger', ready for display. http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/article_index/c/conserving_the_gan_ku_tiger.aspx
New reports suggest the current state of the Dead Sea. The water in the Dead Sea is evaporating and being drained by industries in Israel and Jordan, which both share borders with the inland lake. The water levels have decreased at a record 1 and a half meters over the past year. Water diversion from the Jordan River that flows into the Dead Seas has also led to decreased water levels. There are possible plans to pump water over 110 miles from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, to keep its levels higher, but initial research reports are saying that mixing the water could pose risks. The water would have desalination brine added to it to, and the plan could cost up to 10 billion dollars. The Dead Sea is one of Israel's most popular tourist destinations with 8 hundred fifty seven thousand people visiting last year. Israel Chemicals Limited and Jordan based Arab Potash Company, both fertilizer materials manufacturers, are reportedly responsible for approximately half of the dramatic water level drop.