Brazilian Stonehenge, Alexandria Exposed

The BBC reports that archeologists in the northern Brazilian state of Amapa have discovered a field of 2000-year old Stonehenge-like structure. Made from 127 evenly spaced stones, the discovery is thought to be an ancient place of worship or an astronomical observatory.

And Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau is hosting what looks like a fascinating exhibition of artifacts from the sunken city of Alexandria, off the north coast of Africa. As Der Spiegel reports, the exhibition provides the backbone for the tawdry tales of deceit and betrayal by the likes of King Ptolemy XII (depicted as a sphynx in the statue below), who murdered his eldest daughter, and Ptolemy VIII, the "king had his own sons hacked to pieces and sent a trunk containing the remains to his wife."

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