Incredible discoveries on Earth
How many incredible things keeps our planet! Archaeologists for hundreds of years struggling its riddles, presenting humanity with incredible discoveries on Earth. Thanks to their tireless work before us the veil of the mysteries of the past. Interesting archaeological finds, artifacts, amazing architectural structures and ancient writings – for the sake of archaeologists working under the scorching sun. The impressive list of artifacts that were stored deep underground, huge and sometimes these artifacts are surprising as to the origin of even the most experienced scientists.
The Venetian vampire
For example, the most surprising findings of archaeologists can boast of such a piece like the Venetian vampire. Thanks to numerous horror movies we know can kill bloodsucker with a wooden stake. However, in ancient times people knew another way is to put a brick in the mouth of the alleged vampire. It was believed that thus he would not be able to rise from the grave. The mass graves of those who came under suspicion in the love of blood, was discovered on the island of Nouveau Lazzaretto.
The terracotta army of Qin Shi Huang
In 1947, a startling discovery was made by ordinary farmers, Borussia wells in search of water. But instead they found thousands of stone sculptures in the human growth. Each is individual and each equipped with a weapon. It turns out, thousands of stone soldiers belong to the great tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. He was the ruler who knows how to lead, he managed to unite many territories in one Kingdom. And even after his death, he lost his army – except of stone soldiers and horses together with the Emperor buried his slaves, ordinary farmers, jewels and chariots.
First found in the mass graves of Egyptian mummies with wide open mouths, as if they were screaming before death, archaeologists became terrified. However, as it turned out, no atrocities for the appalling spectacle of no. The lower jaw, if it is not bound, after some time will move, because of what seems like before the death of the man yelled.
The Dead sea scrolls
The Qumran manuscripts represent a kind of documentation, which was hidden in a cave during the First Egyptian Uprising. The manuscript describes the rules of warfare and rules of society at that time in General. It is interesting that in the manuscripts the connection with the biblical text and Christianity, before the official appearance which was for several centuries. Found texts help to expand understanding of the literary traditions of the time, describe the Qumran community.
Ancient chemical weapons
The archaeologist, who conducted excavations on the battlefield in 1933, came across a system of underground tunnels, dug under the ruins of the ancient Roman city. Most likely, the Romans learned that the Persian soldiers break through move for the capture of the city and decided to dig own to suddenly attack enemies. But the Persians heard it and set a trap with burning sulfur and bitumen, which in the lungs of people turn into poison.
The Royal library of Ashurbanipal
The library went under the earth, was created more than 25 years, and was discovered only in the mid-19th century. Much of the literature presented in the library are the texts with the descriptions of magical rituals, spells, charms, and prophecies. The medical texts, the description of everyday life of the people of that time and various documents not only served as a source of information about the culture of Mesopotamia, but also greatly facilitated the translation of texts from the Sumerian and Akkadian languages.
The oldest artifact from the granodiorite was found in 1799 in Egypt, near Alexandria. It knocked out three of the same text, representing the speech addressed to Ptolemy V Epiphane. Rosetta stone — a small piece of the huge stelae that were never found.
Balls Diquis or Stone balls of Costa Rica offer an ideal petroperu, which is located on the banks of the river. Scientists believe that the cut they were about 1000 years ago, but what balls were created and how they were used, no one can explain. They consist of limestone and the weight of the balls reaches 16 tons.
The man from Grauballe
Mummified bodies discovered in the bogs, for archaeologists are not uncommon, however, the body that kept the nails and hair, still raise some interest in certain circles. A body called Grauballe Man, not only escaped the ruthless effects of time, scientists were even able to establish the cause of death of the subjects gathered around him. As it turned out, he was sacrificed, as evidenced by the impressive size of the wound on the neck.
The Tomb Of Tutankhamen
One of the most famous tombs was found by Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922. First, even the scientist himself did not represent the value of their findings. The tomb consists of several rooms, including the Treasury, which has everything that could be needed by the Pharaoh after his death.
Or desert kites have been discovered in the 20th century by the Israeli pilots. In the total length of the walls reached 64 km, its name they got for their resemblance to snakes, if you look from altitude. As it turned out, erected the walls was to corral cattle in cages.
A Roman city founded in the 6th St. to n. e is a bright example of architecture of those times. A colony evolved through the port and resort zone, also within the city there were houses, temples, baths and theatres. In 79 the eruption of the volcano all the buildings were covered with a layer of ash and buried beneath him until 1599.
Figurines Of Acambaro
The collection of fine clay figurines, which includes 33 figures in the form of little men, dragons and dinosaurs were found in 1945 in Mexico. First figures made a splash, but later scientists found out that the find was just part of a cleverly planned Scam.
A lot of the Antikythera mechanism
This amazing tool, which is considered the prototype of the modern calculator, was found at the turn of the 20th century. Age it reaches 2000 years. At the time, he, with remarkable accuracy determined by the position of celestial bodies, as well as for simple count data.
Ancient inlay teeth
North Americans decorate my smile decorative colored stones. Dentists cut teeth with small holes where was attached decoration. This is practiced mostly among men of all social strata, women have a similar decoration were found much less frequently.
The mummy inside Buddha statue
When you are scanning a statue of a deity, scientists have discovered that inside her is a human skeleton. Moreover, the monk’s body placed in the statue, was stuffed with scraps of paper, scribbled hieroglyphs.
The Baghdad battery
Near Baghdad were found 2,000-year-old vessel, which is the prototype of the modern battery. Inside it was a copper tube that held an iron rod. When adding the electrolytic solution of the device would begin to produce electricity.