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That ancient Greek statue does not have a laptop

The Greek marble carving "Grave Naiskos of an Enthroned Woman with an Attendant" sits in the Getty Museum in Malibu, California.

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The grave marker, dated 100 B.C., is intricate and features a woman opening what could be a shallow chest, according to its description at the museum.

But The Daily Mail reported that internet conspiracy theorists thought the chest looked like something else: A laptop with USB ports.

The theory first appeared in December and picked up steam in recent months.

But some experts found the theory to be ridiculous.

Classical archaeologist Dorothy Lobel King told Discovery News, “The claim is ridiculous as it is clearly a box."

Janet Burnett Grossman, author of “Greek Funerary Sculpture: Catalogue of the Collections at the Getty Villa,” said the sculpture is of a woman reaching for "the lid of an open flat box or mirror, held by a girl standing in front of her."

It seems like the experts don't buy internet conspiracists' theories.

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:38:58 -0500

Official: Man shot in groin, drives to Walmart parking lot in west Charlotte

A man was shot at Tuckaseegee Park Friday night during an altercation and tried to drive himself to the hospital but ended up in the parking lot of the Walmart on Wilkinson Boulevard, officials said.

Paramedics and authorities responded to the Walmart and the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries with a gunshot wound to the groin, officials said.

No further information has been released.

Watch Eyewitness News and return to this story for updates.

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:08:27 -0500

Magnitude-6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan, collapses buildings

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.4 earthquake has hit southern Taiwan. CNN, citing the country's Disaster Response Center, says at least two people have been killed and at least 115 injured. 

The USGS says the earthquake originated from a pretty shallow spot –– just 6 miles underground — making the damage a bit worse than normal for an earthquake this size. (Video via CNN / EBC) 

An American teacher living in the country told the Los Angeles Times, "It was not a rolling, gentle earthquake, but a violent jerking motion. The walls were shaking and you could hear the building and windows moving. It lasted at least a minute, with swaying afterwards."

It's been reported that at least one building has fallen in the city of Tainan, and according to CNN, 221 people had to be rescued from damaged buildings. (Video via CNN / EBC) 

Taiwan is no stranger to earthquakes — it's located between two tectonic plates. In 1999, a magnitude-7.6 quake killed more than 2,300 people in the country. (Video via CNN

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:50:15 -0500

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