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Pyramid of Giza – new discovery since 19th century

The Great Pyramid of Giza was built for the Fourth Dynasty Pharaoh Khufu, and was completed around 2560 BC. Its sheer size and scale is a marvel of human engineering and construction.

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Announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013, a brand new $900-billion double trade corridor is set to rebuild the ancient Silk Road between China and its neighbors in the west, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

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From the second century BC to the end of the fourteen century AD, the Silk Road, a great trade route, linked China with the Roman Empire.

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Beginning in the 17th century, as travel on the high seas increased, major coastal lighthouses were constructed to warn mariners of dangerous rocks, reefs, and currents.

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In an era before GPS and other navigational apparatuses, lighthouses were extremely valuable resources for ship captains. By illuminating waterways guiding ships away from reefs, rocks and other hazards as ships left the open ocean and pulled into port. Most lighthouses also include fog signals such as horns, bells or cannons, which sound to warn ships during periods of low visibility.

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Scientists have been studying the venoms of the natural world for decades and it shows that they can actually be harvested as potential medicinal treatments and cures.

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