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This Terrifying Zip Line Carries Children To School In Colombia And The Only People Maintaining It Are Locals

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This cable is the only easy way for children to go to school in the town of Acacías ?

Posted by Zoomin.TV on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Some people might complain about taking the bus to school, but what about a zip line?

Children in a small village in Colombia only have two choices when it comes to making the commute to their school. They can either make a two-hour hike down the side of a mountain to cross through a canyon or they can save some time and zip line. Many of the children and adults, choose the zip line because it’s relatively easier and time it saves, according to the video above by Zoomin.TV. The cable that moves the children to school hangs about 754 feet above the canyon and is about half a mile long. During the journey, the children on the zip line can reach up to 55 miles per hour as they zip over the canyon and to town. Not only is this the main for of transportation for people in the village, it is also completely maintained by the locals with no government assistance. For the smaller children who can’t do the journey themselves, either their siblings or parents will put them in a sack and carry them on the zip line to get them across. How’s that for a commute?


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Scientists Have Revealed What Peru's Lady Of Cao Looked Like 1,700 Years Ago

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Scientists Have Revealed What Peru’s Lady Of Cao Looked Like 1,700 Years Ago

Peruvian scientists have used 3D printing to recreate the face of a Peruvian leader who died 1,700 years ago.

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Examining the facial bone structure of the Lady of Cao, whose remains were found in a 2006, scientists in Peru were able to recreate what she would have looked like while still alive. Experts believe the Lady of Cao, who was a prominent figure in the Northern Peru’s Moche culture, likely died as a result of complications from pregnancy, or childbirth, while in her 20s. The replica of her face took scientists 10 months to recreate.

The Lady of Cao was discovered in the ruins of the Huaca Cao Viejo pyramid, buried with a crown and several artifacts made from copper and gold.

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Archeologists believe that because she was buried with these artifacts, including weapons like clubs and spears, she was likely a priestess or a political leader, the BBC reported.

The Lady of Cao was also covered in tattoos, adding to the belief she held a high role in society.

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The tattoos, which are still visible, were preserved by the dry climate in which the Lady of Cao was buried.

The El Brujo Archaeological Complex says the Lady of Cao’s is “the great discovery that changed the perception of the female role in ancient Peru.”

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Salvador del Solar, Peru’s minister of culture said the Lady of Cao’s oval face and high cheekbones would resonate with Peruvians, many of which have similar features. He also said, “we are privileged to announce this strange combination of the future and the past: technology has allowed us to see the face of a political and religious leader from a culture from the past.”

Check out the video below to learn more about the Lady of Cao.

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The Lady of Cao’s bust will be on display in Lima, at Peru’s Culture Ministry through July, and then will be moved to the El Brujo Archaeological Complex.

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