Archaeologists Uncover What No One Was Supposed to SeeMay 10, 2023
Archaeologists always stumble upon intriguing bits and pieces, of course, that's the very nature of their work, but sometimes they stumble upon things so peculiar, bizarre and puzzling, even if you didn't see it coming, you'll be shocked to the core when Do it. look
whatthey've unearthed lately these are the 20 most mysterious archeological finds number 20. the ancient toilet barrels we admit this may not be the most glamorous archeological find but the 700 year old stinking toilet discovery as experts all excited and they found not only toilets but also human excrement which they described as in pristine condition
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supposedto see you imagine medieval feces found at the 14th century site would not smell much anymore but you would be wrong and apparently still emanating a very strong and acrid odor the three specially constructed Barrel latrines were found stacked on top of each other to form some sort of pit and it is not clear if they were attached to a residence or if it acted as a public toilet but they do know that the Barrels were previously used to transport goods and store fish until they met their less glamorous fate of becoming a toilet.
The names of the owners can still be seen before they were transformed into makeshift toilets. The barrels were bound and lined with clay and they even had pipes at the bottom for drainage. The curious discovery was made in Denmark and experts are excited to start analyzing poop to get an idea of what people ate in medieval times in the region now it's time for the strange subject
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supposedto be no one was to see because they found some peculiar ruins in the depths of an Amazon jungle. the artwork really captures what the experts have seen so we have every reason to believe that these ruins are a sign of an ancient civilization this would not be so surprising we have known for a long time that the amazon jungle is full of secrets , this may be the last given what you see here, what do you think this forgotten Society was like, as always?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below using the number 19 oddtopic hashtag. The cannibalism of Europe when we talk about cannibalism generally people tend to think of exotic and dark places isolated from the rest of the world, but apparently cannibalism also existed in Europe, not only that, but also Europe has the oldest fossil evidence of the practice according to a French scientific paper published in 1999. The group of paleontologists reported that 100,000-year-old bones of six Neanderthal victims were found in a French cave called Mula Guercy. The bones showed clear evidence that they had been broken by other Neanderthals in such a way that marrow and brains were removed for consumption. zombies are the first thing that comes to mind but this is not fiction this is history, there were tool marks on the bones of the unfortunate victims which also suggested that the jaw femurs and tongues were also removed for consumption; in fact, cannibalism is not an isolated event in Europe cooked human meat was sold in English markets during the famines of the 11th century and in Spain people dismembered the bodies of the Thieves hanged by Pedro de Mendoza to eat them because there was famine in the country number 18.
Atacama Skeleton The discovery in 2003 of a mummified skeleton with the head of an alien in the Atacama desert Chile generated intrigue and horror around the world The strange skeleton has hardened teeth 10 ribs instead of 12 like most people disproportionately large eye sockets and an elongated and pointed skull at first glance this creature does not look human and perhaps that is why many people jump to conclusions instantly and became convinced that this skeleton was that of an alien now a recent study conducted by the University of San Francisco obtained new results after having carried out a genetic analysis of the creature, the experts found that the skeleton belonged to a girl named otta by the researchers with abnormal bone development caused by several genetic mutations according to a study published by the investigation of the genome the skeleton has the DNA of a modern human with a mixture of Native American and European ancestors, so it is believed that he was born near the place where the Andean region inhabited by the Chilote Indians was found, the DNA results not only put an end to the fable about Ada's extraterrestrial origins but that the discovery could lead to the development of possible treatments for people with bone problems number 17. ancient mummies of fire ebeloy in the city of cabayan located in the north of the philippines there was the local ibaloi tribe that had the ancestral rite of mummification of their dead, but the members of this town did not embalm individuals as the Egyptians did, but they used a peculiar way of treating the mortal remains of their loved ones.
They carried out a long process of dehydration and smoking that made their deceased known as fire mummies. With the arrival of the Spanish on the island of Luzon in the 16th century, they converted the Eboloy to the Christian faith and abandoned their practices of mummification although they left their ancestors hidden in the Kabayan caves for more than 400 years the fire mummies remained hidden and protected by later generations who always knew of their existence but let them rest in peace in their natural stone niches and the The dead became the Protectors of the tribe and their sacred places.
Embalming began before the death of the individual. They were made to drink a series of drinks with a very high concentration of salt to initiate dehydration. Once they died, the body was washed and dried. it was placed in the fetal position as it was at birth the person was left inside a coffin suspended over a fire so that the heat and smoke from the wood penetrated the body and dried it little by little 16. Gold coins found in a ancient tomb in 2015. The largest ever discovered cache of ancient Chinese coins dating back to the Han dynasty was discovered.
A total of 285 ancient gold coins, making it the largest cash ever found in a dynasty tomb Han in terms of quantity of coins according to Shin Li shank, head of the excavation expert panel, all the gold coins are more or less similar and weigh around nine ounces when found in lacquered wooden boxes apparently this treasure was awarded to the canopy by the emperor himself archaeologists had been investigating the cemetery for four years prior to the discovery the site which is about 40,000 square meters is believed to be the tomb of Lou who was the first hi hun how and Marquis of Hai hun a very small kingdom in north jiangxi province LuHi was also a grandson of the famous emperor Wu, who was the longest-serving emperor during the Han dynasty at the same site they also found eight tombs and a burial place for the chariot pulling horses, as well as a portrait of Confucius, around 3,000 wooden tablets and bamboo strips and a large number of bronze, gold and jade items number 15.
Viking poop, can you imagine a piece of human poop that is so famous which is housed in a museum where people actually pay money to go and see it is the biggest human poo we have on record i have not been recording to be fair and you may be a bit sickened they call it the copper light of lloyds bank and it is simply a human poop dating back to the 9th century Studies have revealed that it once belonged to a Viking man it was found in 1972 in the UK when a group of archaeologists from the York archaeological team were excavating an area that soon became the branch of York from Lloyd's Bank, hence the name, how they managed to distinguish it from the ground it was on is a mystery, it is 20 centimeters long and two centimeters wide, amazing, it is absolutely outrageous that it managed to come out of someone's rectum intact.
In any case, this poop said They told us a lot about the Viking diet. They discovered that the man ate mainly only meat and bread. Unfortunately, the owner and creator of this record-breaking term was not in top form. In fact, they discovered several hundred parasitic eggs in the Poo, suggesting that the Viking man was plagued with intestinal worms, he would have had very itchy intestines, in fact number 14. Mount Owen Moa while exploring the caves of Mount Owen in New Zealand in 1987, a group from the speleological society Unearthed a giant clot that belonged to a specimen of a recently extinct bird species, the impressive Bones have been re-shared with the public online causing a sensation the question of the charge was amoa there were several species of MOA with the tallest grown up to 12 feet tall and weighing around 510 pounds this claw has been very useful to researchers as it still has some skin tissue on it.
These giant birds became extinct between 700 and 800 years ago and were native to New Zealand. This claw is estimated to be over 3,300 years old. from a sci-fi movie, even actor Mark Hamill, who played the character Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, commented excuse me, but I know a rancor hand when I see one that references a beast from Return of the Jedi in the mid-13th century. when Polynesians first migrated to New Zealand the moa population was flourishing, they were the dominant herbivores in New Zealand for thousands of years and had only one predator, the host eagle. hunting and destruction of habitat number 13.
Discovery of 250 sarcophagi and 150 statuettes in Sakara Egypt has recently presented one of the largest archaeological finds in its history 250 sarcophagi 150 small bronze statues of gods and goddesses and many other ancient items in the famous Sakhara necropolis near the capital city of Cairo after the startling find, the country's antiquities authorities decided to display all the discovered items in a makeshift display at the foot of the Step Pyramid of Josef in Sakara, all 250 sarcophagi were painted and both them and the mummies within them. They were very well preserved despite being so old Mustafa Waziri, the head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said they also found bronze vessels used in the rituals of Isis, the fertility goddess, and all date to the late period around the year 500 B.C.
C. among the artifacts that also unearthed a headless statue of Imhotep who was the main architect of the pharaoh Joser who ruled ancient Egypt between the years 2630 B.C. and 2611 B.C. number 12. Shroud of Turin, whether they are believers or not, people have shown a powerful interest in knowing what the earthly life of Jesus, the son of God, was like around these issues that continue to cause controversy among curious and faithful the holy sheet One of the elements that would give signs of the physical damage he suffered in addition to revealing features of his face known as the Shroud of Turin stands out.
It is located in the Cathedral of the Italian city that gave rise to its name. This piece of cloth shows the signs. left by the marks on the body of a man with a beard and crossed arms Believers maintain that this cloth was the one that covered the body of the firstborn of Mary a team of American scientists began a work called the Shroud of Turin in 1978 which gave their first results in December 1980 in which they detailed that the marks on the cloth found were not adulterated but were caused by contact with a human body thanks to ultraviolet fluorescent photographs it was possible to specify that the blood from the wounds of the crucified man must have be transferred to the Shroud by direct contact and not by some mysterious burst of energy number 11. black sarcophagus The opening of the gigantic black granite sarcophagus found in early July 2018 at a site in Mediterranean Alexandria has shattered all speculation that had irritated the Egyptian authorities in recent days. soldiers submerged in sewage the coffin weighing between 20 and 30 tons was discovered by chance on a private property in the Alexandrian neighborhood of CD Gober while a construction company was digging underground we have opened the sarcophagus but no curse has reached us Mustafa al- waziri The secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities has sarcastically commented on the media commotion that has surrounded the finding after an initial examination of the human remains, the commission in charge of opening the sarcophagus has ruled out that the three mummies are linked to the royal family that ruled Egypt during the Ptolemaic era 332 B.C. 230 AD a specialist in mummies and skeletons has indicated that the preliminary study suggests that the deceased were probably three army officers one of the skulls also has an incision from an arrow strike the 2000-year-old tomb is a mass of black granite that it measures 265 centimeters long and 185 centimeters high number 10. the stone not the coconut stone is very popular among archaeologists and it is quite logical because it is considered one of the most important engraved stones in Europe afterspending several decades buried near a Scottish housing estate it was eventually excavated and studied by a team of several archaeologists the stone was discovered in 1887 by one James Harvey this man was an English clergyman and antiquarian had a passion for ancient artifacts discovered by the stone not while conducting research in Scotland more specifically in the Faithley region the stone is obviously not a plain stone in fact it is quite the opposite it actually dates to the Bronze Age measuring approximately 13 meters long and 8 meters wide, but this is not its only peculiarity since it is also covered with various engraved motifs and in particular several dozen spirals, it is even considered by many specialists as one of the most beautiful groups of petroglyphs, at least in Europe if This term is not familiar to you, so know that it refers to a symbolic design engraved directly into the stone, it belongs to rock art and is generally associated with peoples who lived during the Neolithic period.
They used these techniques to record highlights of their history or to communicate the number nine Dorset headless vikings on Ridgeway Hill in Dorset England the remains of 50 headless people were discovered a few years ago while building a back road the bones appeared to be buried at a shallow depth and all the heads were piled up and separated from the Bodies. In addition, there were no remains of fabrics or animal skins, which led the archaeologists who came to study the site to assume that they had been stripped of their clothes before being buried, the team from the University of Oxford had in addition to traditional methods and the help from forensic experts the latest technology available to try to find out who the remains belonged to discovered several things from that mass grave mainly the dead were Vikings chemical analysis of the teeth indicated that none of these remains were from someone born in Britain they were all Originally from the subarctic and arctic regions of Iceland, Norway, Sweden, or the Baltic states, the remains belonged to between 47 and 52 individuals.
Most of the bones corresponded to men between the ages of 18 and 25, although there were also some that corresponded to a young adolescent and others. a man around 50 years old was buried shortly after being executed the wounds on the skulls hands and arms indicated that they defended themselves before being killed the beheadings were not easy there are marks on the shoulders jaws and necks that show that they were it took several sword cuts to separate the head from the body radiocarbon analysis dated the tomb between 970 and 1025. number eight anticathera mechanism the antikythera mechanism is considered the first ancient analog computer to calculate astronomical positions it is a bronze mechanism made up of dozens of cogwheels joined and arranged in various planes is adorned with numerous Greek inscriptions only one known example of the anticothera mechanism whose fragments were found in 1901 in a shipwreck near the greek island of antikythera between kathira and cree the anticathera wreck was that of a Roman galley about 40 meters long dating from before 87 BC.
C. the antikythera mechanism is the oldest known gear mechanism its fragments are preserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens it is thanks to a spiral shape embedded in the back of the mechanism that represents a cycle of 223 months called Saros which can be used to predict solar and lunar eclipses scientists have hypothesized that the machine was first used during an annular solar eclipse, this phenomenon occurs when the earth, moon and sun are aligned but the moon is not completely covers the sun drawing a fiery ring-like outline in the dark sky December 23, 178 BC the day of the winter solstice and the beginning of the new moon a 12-minute long annular eclipse could have been observed number seven back Lee tepa It was the year 1994 when the archaeologist Klaus Schmidt found in an apparently uninteresting place large carved blocks covered by a pointed mound since then the archaeological site of Gobekli tepa located in southern Turkey on the border with Syria has been Investigated by different archaeologists and projects of all kinds, the discovery produced at the time a before and after in the conception of history since it led to a delay in the flourishing of humanity.
It is the first building built for religious reasons, the First Cathedral of humanity since which was erected 11,500 years ago according to the latest research six thousand years before Stonehenge Gobekli tepa is an archaeological wonder featuring huge round stone structures and monumental rock pillars up to fifteen feet high as there is no evidence of agriculture or domestication of animals at the time the site is believed to have been built by hunter-gatherers; however, the architectural complexity is very unusual for them. The site is made up of several structures successively stacked one on top of the other. This place contrasts with most of the assumptions made so far, scientists have established that three of the structures were designed as a single project and according to a consistent geometric pattern, we do not think that the people of that time were capable of making architecture let alone such complex designs. a very mysterious ancient roman jar in a canadian museum that no one seems to be able to understand what it was used for the jar is only 16 inches tall and dates back to about 1800 years and has left archaeologists around the world completely baffled was found smashed into 180 unrecognizable broken pieces in a storage room at the ontario archeology museum when they decided to restore it they noticed something very unusual about the piece: it was riddled with tiny holes all over it so far no other artifact like this has been identified of the Roman world and therefore no one can solve the puzzle, the mysterious jar may have been used to contain rodent snacks for the ancient Romans or perhaps it could have simply served as a lamp, but this is all just speculation and no Theory definitely holds up, although the jar wasn't used to hold water either, that's for sure, can you have any idea what this whole puzzle jar could have been used for for number five?
Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone Back in 1872, a group of construction workers were digging a hole for a fence post when they found a lump of clay with an egg-shaped artifact inside. They called it the Mystery Stone and it is to this day. today one of the most curious and least known relics in New Hampshire since then, both amateur and professional archaeologists have tried to find out its origin more than a hundred years have passed and still no one has managed to find an answer the type of rock of the egg it is not familiar to the region at all and no other object with similar markings or design has ever been found in the United States, the Native American peoples living locally near the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee have never produced anything like this object; however, you can clearly see a TP on the stone egg, which is an iconic symbol of Native American tribes. approximately four inches long two and a half inches thick and weighs 18 ounces in other words it is the size and shape of a goose egg it is made of quartzite pesto which is derived from sandstone or milanite number four Magna the Fuente Magna was found In Bolivia, known as the Rosetta Stone of the Americas, this source, found very close to the shores of Lake Titicaca and initially considered a crude forgery, has increasingly attracted the attention of different researchers who, in large numbers, have defended its authenticity, the key to the controversy.
It lies mainly in the presence of writings in two languages that have absolutely nothing to do with the geographical point of their location, such as Sumerian and Semitic cuneiform writing. In the same way, both the Engravings and the style that accompany the texts are in perfect condition. Harmony with the Mesopotamian Origins, it only remains to determine what the Sumerians were doing in America more than 5,000 years ago. It was discovered in 1950 by a farmer on private land that is said to have belonged to the Manhon family located in Chua, about 80 kilometers from La Paz in the vicinity of Lake Titicaca it is stated that some parts of the vessel would be written in Sumerian proto-Sumerian and Mesopotamian semikuneiform characters.
It is a large piece of Allah similar to a libation vessel probably used during religious ceremonies. It is currently in a small museum on La Paz street. in Bolivia Museum of precious metals Museum of Gold number three figurine from Nampa a small human figurine skillfully modeled in clay was discovered in 1889 in Nampa Idaho the figurine was found at a level more than 298 feet or 100 meters from a well that appears to place its age is well before humanity's expected arrival in this region of the world, aside from Homo sapiens sapiens, no hominid is known to have created works of art like the Nampa figure, so evidence suggests that humans Moderns lived in America about 2 million years ago.
At the Plio-Pleistocene boundary, the mysterious figure is that of a female figure, a skinny-clad woman, in fact, the question is whether it could be a small clump of clay that has somehow formed into the shape of a human being. or is it the work of human hands while archaeologists have long debated whether or not the Nampa figurine is a hoax, the consensus seems to be that the artifact is not 2 million years old, perhaps it descended rapidly due to a geological phenomenon or perhaps it was displaced by the drilling mechanisms that originally discovered the figurine but again, this is all conjecture and it is quite possible that we are seeing evidence that homo sapiens sapiens arrived on the continent much earlier than previously thought number two Mayan calendar A group of archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the oldest evidence of the Mayan calendar.
It consists of two fragments of murals that, when joined, reveal an annotation known as seven deer and dates between 300 B.C. and 200 B.C. The two fragments have been found in the pyramid of the painters in the archaeological area of San Bartolo northeast of the ancient Mayan city of Tikal. When the pieces are joined, they give rise to a glyph that symbolizes the head of a deer under two points and a line that would mean the number seven, hence the seven deer, according to the radiocarbon dating carried out by the research team, the fragments would date between 300 BC.
C. and 200 a. This early date indicates that this Mayan divinatory calendar, which was also used by other pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures such as the Aztecs, has been in use for at least 2,300 years and is still followed by the modern Maya. The researcher said the San Bartolo archaeological site is located in the remote jungles of northern Guatemala and is famous for its Mayan murals dating to the Late Preclassic period of 400 BC. to 280. The Las Pintoras complex is quite impressive and the Mayans built over hundreds of years, from time to time the Mayans would build on top of an ancient complex by building larger and more impressive structures, if you will, like the layers of an onion and the oldest structures are hidden within mosaic floor number one.
The ancient Romans were very good at making mosaics, so much so that there are many pieces on display in museums around the world and recently a group of archaeologists have found the largest area of Roman mosaic in London the latest discovery of this caliber that involves Roman mosaics in the UK was found over half a century earlier the precious mosaic was located on a construction site near The Shard in the south during the heyday of Roman London This magnificent work of craftsmanship decorated the floor of a Roman dining room according to Experts say the intricate design has flowers and geometric patterns and is believed to be almost 2,000 years old, while the mosaic panel on the surface can be dated to the late 2nd and 3rd century AD.
Below are traces of an even older mosaic, which means that the room was renovated over the years. an area centered on the north bank of the Thames roughly corresponding to modern London, this luxurious dining room would have contained dining sofas where people would have reclined to eat and may have been part of a luxury Roman hotel called the Macius, as can be seen there are fascinating secrets that are hidden everywhere, even in the least expected places.
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