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Benben Solar Park
Aswan, Egypt

An ambitious project, the Benben Solar Park is currently under construction and aims to be the largest solar farm in the world. It was opened and began producing energy in March this year, starting at 50 MW output. By mid-2019, they plan to be collecting over 1.6 GW of power. 

A massive complex, the entire site covers 37.2 km² and will eventually contain 32 solar plants, providing power for 350,000 people. Currently, funding has been secured for 29 of those solar plants.

With ample sunlight and plenty of open space, Egypt is well suited to solar energy, and authorities hope that the entire country will be able to be producing 90 GW of solar power by 2035.

solarpunk-aesthetic:

Egypt is constructing 3 new solar power plants which will power 150,000 homes. They’re expected to begin operation in 2019. Egypt originally planned to have 20% of its power generated renewably by 2020, but that target had to be pushed back to 2022.  They intend to produce 4 gigawatts through wind and solar energy.

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just-shower-thoughts:

Imagine how much historical knowledge wasn’t written down because our ancestors thought: “What idiot isn’t going to know this?”

So ancient Egypt’s best friend basically was called Punt. They traded all kinds of fun stuff with them; ebony, incense, gold, silver, myrrh, leopard skins, baboons for pets… and the Egyptians wrote a lot about the land, the people living there, what their houses looked like, records of trading expeditions to there (like, robust, oceangoing ships with thousands of men); they wrote down everything imaginable about this place… except for where it actually was.

We still to this day have no geographic fix on this ancient empire’s whereabouts, because what idiot wouldn’t know, right?

Until the 1850s British condiment sets came with bottles for oil and vinegar, and three spice containers for salt, pepper and…nobody knows. Potentially mustard, but it’s just a guess because no one ever wrote it down.

And this is why historians love, really love, those incredibly dull people who write in their diary every day about what they wore and what they had for dinner and how many miles away their friend Mr So-And-So’s house is in that one village. Because they are the only ones who *do* write down what was in the third spice jar, how many miles away this now-nonexistent village was and so on. Seriously, the diaries of really dull people are HISTORICAL TREASURES OF OTHERWISE LOST MINUTIAE.

Somewhere out there there is almost certainly a diary that would expose the true contents of that third spice jar because of the one time it was low and this person had to have a quiet word with the butler or something and it was the most interesting thing that happened all week so they wrote it down. And I hope that diary is found someday because now I really want to know.

That’s weirdly heart warming. Like, even if you are incredibly dull and live a normal boring life, you still might be the most interesting person to some historian some day

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The Amazing Connections Between the Inca and Egyptian Cultures 

“The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact.

Yet, both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.

The Victorian era scholars, faced with this enigma, concluded that both cultures must have been children of the same Golden Age parent civilization, “Atlantis.”

Today, Egyptian/Inca parallels are not only being ignored by American and Western scholars, they’re being suppressed.

Many baffling and unsolved similarities link the ancient Egyptians and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas ― even though both cultures evolved on opposite sides of the planet, separated by oceans” Read More

both civilizations had a basic grasp of architecture and what designs were structurally best. the other comparisons arent even similar

and it’s also been proven that ancient egyptians travelled to the americas so it only makes sense that theres similarities

Writing Research – Ancient Egypt

ghostflowerdreams:

Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh. The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods: the Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age. [1]

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