ProdigiesBy Ruth Manuel-Logan (March 2, 2010)

Paula and Peter Imafidon are just like any other 9-year-olds. They love laughing, playing on the computer and fighting with each other. What sets these twins apart from their peers, though, is that they are, hands down, prodigies who are about to enter high school and make British history as the youngest to do so.

These precocious London-based tykes, known as the "Wonder Twins," floored academics a year ago when they aced University of Cambridge's advanced mathematics exam. They are the youngest students to ever pass the test.

A BBC News report of January 11, 2010 announced the discovery of a complex of tombs near Egypt’s great pyramids—Khufu (Cheops) and Khafre (Chephren). The tombs, made from bricks of dried mud, date back 4,500 years. Zahi Hawass, the chief archaeologist heading the Egyptian excavation team stated that evidence from the site shows that the workers were employed for three-month stints, and the tombs, which date from the 4th and 5th Dynasties (2649-2374 BC), were for those who died during construction. Additional evidence also revealed that the approximately 10,000 workers who built the pyramids had eaten 21 cattle and 23 sheep sent to them daily from farms in the Delta and Upper Egypt. Scholars in the excavation team seem to think that this suggests the farmers who sent the animals were not paying their taxes to the Egyptian government, but were sharing in one of Egypt's national projects.

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