8 incredible archaeological discoveries
Each of us at least by hearsay is familiar with the pyramids and the tombs of the pharaohs in Egypt.
However, many interesting discoveries in the history of archaeology and remained for us a mystery.
Some archeological finds are rarely mentioned in the books, despite the fact that they, indeed, represent very significant value for scientists and for science in General.
Interesting archaeological finds
1. L’anse AUX meadows (L’anse aux Meadows)
Presumably, this ancient village was built by Vikings and is considered the West their habitat. This unusual monument is of particular interest to scholars.
The fact that it was built 500 years before Columbus discovered North America, and this fact makes this finding are incredible.
According to archaeologists, the Vikings who settled in L’anse AUX meadows, came to this country from Greenland.
2. Sacsayhuaman (Saksaywaman)
The fortress is located outside of Cuzco, Peru – the former capital of the Inca Empire.
Giant breed of this highly complex connection installed so tightly together that even hundreds of years after their construction you can’t pass between them, nor even to pass through the sheet of paper.
Many modern scientists deny prednaznachenie fortress of the citadel.
To tread on the territory of this complex had the exclusive remedy of the Incas. The citadel was considered the house of the Sun, a place for weapons and war. At the head of the hierarchy could be only legitimate Inca of Royal blood.
Unusual archaeological finds
3. Mohenjo-Daro (Mohenjo-Daro)
Built in the year 2600 BC, the city, which is located on the territory of modern Pakistan, is one of the first examples of modern urban planning.
In the city there are roads, and even a functioning sewage system, which was used for its intended purpose.
The street’s width was 10 meters. The researchers also found here, which are analogues of the first public toilets, which indicates a fairly high development of municipal Sewerage systems.
The majority of scholars are inclined to think that in its heyday the town was the most developed of all, so was considered to be the administrative centre of the Indus valley civilization.
Ancient archaeological finds
4. Gobekli Tepe (Göbekli Tepe)
This finding was so significant that forced archaeologists to rethink what we knew before about the origin of human society.
The temple complex of Göbekli Tepe, located in the Armenian highlands, one of the mountain peaks of Turkey, is an ancient megalithic structure.
The structure of this building, as it turned out, was preceded by the emergence of agriculture (9 000-10 000 BC). This discovery confirms that the Church and religion were the beginning of civilization, not trade links.
Mysterious archaeological finds
5. Cave Lunyu (The Longyou Grottoes)
The magnitude of these tunnels, was found in Zhejiang province, in China, the imagination. They date back to around 212 BC
Archaeologists, experts in architecture and Geology from around the world unsuccessfully puzzled over the speculation about how were built these mysterious caves, by whom and for what purpose.
These unusual tunnels consist of pillars supporting the ceiling from the floor. On the walls of each cave are carved parallel lines. This fine and remarkably uniform pattern of calls from the experts a series of questions: how, who and for what purpose have caused this pattern.
6. Stone balls of Costa Rica
The mysterious stone balls of Costa Rica, very little is known. According to scientists, these giant spheres were probably made by people living near the mouth of the river Diquis in 700-1530, D. E.
Experts say that material to create balls served as gabbro, limestone or Sandstone.
Legend has it that these balls are relics of the lost city of Atlantis.
7.”Yonaguni Monument” (Yonaguni Monument)
The terraced formation of the Ryukyu Islands called “Yonaguni Monument”. Archaeologists from around the world for a long time arguing about the origin of this strange underwater monument discovered off the coast of Japan.
Some say its natural origin, others argue that it was created by human hands.
The monument represents two identical obelisk, which seem erected by the hand of man. Towering over them, the design, known as the “turtle”, also raises many questions among scientists.
8. Unfinished obelisk
Found recently in the Egyptian city of Aswan obelisk, archaeologists ascribe the woman-Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Allegedly, its production occurred in the mid-1500s D. E.
For some reason it was never finished. In spite of this, a mysterious obelisk is the largest Egyptian obelisk, known history.
If its construction has been completed, the obelisk would be the largest and heaviest monument on Earth.
It is not surprising that this creation of human hands is of great interest not only scientists and archaeologists. He also gathers many tourists from all over the world who wish to discover the mysteries of ancient civilizations.