Incredible archaeological discoveries

Archaeologists are special people. They spend months on a dig in hopes of finding some artifact that would allow to lift the veil of secrecy over by the antiquity. And sometimes they succeed. In our review of 12 important archaeological discoveries that have allowed scientists to make a revolution in science.

1. The Baghdad battery

In 1936 in the suburbs of Baghdad discovered a mysterious 13-inch vessel through the neck (filled with bitumen) is held inside the iron rod. Inside the vessel was a copper cylinder, in which came the iron rod. Initially he was considered the world’s first battery of two thousand years ago. But now there was an assumption that in fact it was the vessel for the storage of scrolls.

2. Rosetta stone

Thanks to the Rosetta stone, archaeologists finally managed to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (the text on the stone was written in three languages: Egyptian hieroglyphs, demotic and ancient Greek).

3. People from Graball

Thirty years of the man called “the Man from Grauballe” was found more than two thousand years after his death. Surprisingly well-preserved corpse was found in a peat bog in Denmark. Scientists believe that the man was killed in the 3rd century BC: holotrop was cut from ear to ear.

4. Newgrange

Megalithic cult construction which has been found in Ireland, older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. It was built between 3000-2500 BC Inside a large circular mound with a diameter of 85 meters is the inner burial chamber, which looks like Stonehenge (it is based on vertical stone monoliths weighing from 20 to 40 tons). Over the burial chamber is located step arch, covered with an earthen embankment.

5. An ancient city in Honduras

Recently, archaeologists discovered an ancient city in the forests of Honduras. While researchers have no idea to any civilization he could belong. The jungle around this lost city was so dense that scientists had to resort to using aerial photography to compile a preliminary map of the city and discover the most convenient way of approach to him. At the moment the city is cordoned off by the military of Honduras, and its location hidden to prevent looting.

6. Castle Of Cincy

In 2011 in South-Western Mongolia had discovered a previously unknown fortress of Genghis Khan who was allegedly one of the outposts in the expansion of the Empire to the West. Its area is approximately equal to three football fields. Archaeologists hope that further excavations will help find out more about the development of one of the largest empires on Earth.

7. Sutton Hoo

Sutton hoo – mound necropolis in the UK, which revolutionized modern understanding of the culture of the Anglo-Saxons. In the burial mound, Dating back to 6-7 centuries, was found a burial ship filled with artifacts. Most of the exhibits currently on display at the British Museum in London.

8. The sanxingdui

About this archaeological discovery made in China, very little is known. Archaeologists are still puzzled why it was abandoned this once great city, whose age is from 3000 to 2800 years. In 1929 near the town Senseui peasant found a pit with jade products. By the end of the 20th century, have unearthed about 2,000 of copper products, elephant bones and jade. Also in the ancient city were found the massive bronze sculpture. It is assumed that the city was abandoned due to the fact that after the earthquake changed the river bed, which was the main source of water in Sunside.

9. Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Thanks to the most famous ruler of Egypt were found countless treasures of an ancient civilization. Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. Most of the other tombs in the Valley of the kings were long ago looted, but for unexplained reasons (or simple luck) the final resting place of Tutankhamun remained intact.

10. The Dead sea scrolls

‘The dead sea scrolls or the Dead sea scrolls were found by a young casopisa in caves near Jericho. The texts on the scrolls describe the history for over 500 years (from the third century BC to second century ad), including the birth of Jesus Christ and the emergence of Christianity.

11. The Cave Of Altamira

In the Spanish cave of Altamira were first discovered prehistoric drawings. For many years scientists argued about whether these drawings are a fraud, mainly due to the fact that the drawings are perfectly preserved. In 1902, the rock art was finally recognized as authentic.

12. Olduvai gorge

At Olduvai gorge, in Northern Tanzania, were found the remains of Homo habilis (skillful man), whose age is more than 2 million years. It is believed that this ancient human ancestors. Homo erectus (Homo erectus) and Homo sapiens (Homo sapiens) appeared only about 1.2 million and 17 thousand years ago, respectively.

Interesting archaeological discoveries that have become a sensation

Incredible archaeological discoveries Archaeologists? They spend months on a dig in hopes of finding some artifact that would allow to lift the veil of secrecy over by the antiquity. And sometimes they succeed. In our review of 12 important archaeological discoveries that have allowed scientists to make a revolution in science. 1. The Baghdad battery in 1936 In the suburbs of Baghdad discovered a mysterious 13-inch vessel through the neck (filled with bitumen) is held inside the iron rod. Inside the vessel was a copper cylinder, in which came the iron rod. Initially he was considered the world’s first battery of two thousand years ago. But now there was an assumption that in fact it was the vessel for the storage of scrolls. 2. Rosetta stone with Rosetta stone, archaeologists finally managed to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (the text on the stone was written in three languages: Egyptian hieroglyphs, demotic and ancient Greek). 3. The man from Grauballe man Thirty years old, called “People from Graball” was found more than two thousand years after his death. Surprisingly well-preserved corpse was found in a peat bog.

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