Scientists are still arguing over these artifacts.
The world is so much mysterious and interesting, that is not always subject to human logic and that perhaps will remain unsolved even after many millennia. Not only the pyramids, myths and beliefs of other people cause a whole lot of questions in the style of “you do it or not”, but also interesting archaeological findings, often confusing and compelling to ponder, and how all was actually. Your attention 13 most mysterious places and objects over which modern scholars pore.
Probably the main reason for this was human error and so, as scientists believe, as if Tutankhamen were buried in a mad rush. However, this gives rise to a whole lot of questions and theories. Perhaps the tomb was actually built for someone else, and it is possible to find the many hidden passages and even mummified bodies.
2. The Ark Of The Covenant
The ark of the Covenant is inlaid with gold chest that contained the tablets with the ten commandments that correspond to the Book of Exodus. In ancient times this trunk was kept in the First temple – Jewish religious place of worship, located on Jerusalem. However, this temple was destroyed in the year 587 BC the Babylonian army, which was ruled by king Nebuchadnezzar II. No one knows exactly what really happened to the Ark, but after his disappearance many people went looking for him.
To this day no one has found this Holy relic (except for Indiana Jones, of course). Some historical sources claim that he went to Babylon after he had been kidnapped by the people of the then king. Others claim that the Ark was probably hidden and buried to avoid being found and sent to Babylon. The third theory, and even States that he was destroyed with the First temple. Modern studies suggest that it may be in one of the Ethiopian monasteries.
Note that one of the ancient Hebrew texts, which was recently translated by historians, States that the Ark will be before the world will see Messiah the son of David.
3. The Voynich Manuscript
In the twentieth century, this manuscript was on everyone’s lips as the text that cannot be read by any one person. In 1912 she was discovered by a dealer of Antiques, and then became an archaeological legend. The book accommodates 250 pages inscribed with an unknown alphabet world, as well as different images that vary both from medicinal herbs, and naked female bodies and even Zodiac signs.
This manuscript is now kept in the Library of rare books and manuscripts at Yale University, where he estimated that about 600 years, and probably it was written on the territory of Central Europe. Many scientists also agree to the idea that this manuscript is only a clever deception of the Renaissance, full of obscure words and terms invented and an unknown language. Others believe that it is not just an ancient language, and a real cipher, a code that you need to solve.
In 2014, Stephen Bax, Professor of applied linguistics at a University in England, made a sensational statement, claiming that he’d deciphered 14 characters of the manuscript. According to him, this book is a treatise on nature written in one of the ancient far Eastern languages.
Many archaeological discoveries in reality more like fiction than truth. For example, the opening in 2003 of the “hobbits” on the remote Indonesian island of Flores. And it’s not that scientists have unearthed the real version of the Shire from Lord of the rings, rather they found the bones of an ancient miniature hominina, which was given the name Homo floresiensis, abbreviated hobbit.
The first skeleton belonged to a thirties woman, which had an increase of about 1.06 m. At first, scientists thought that probably she was suffering at the microcephaly, which had a small head and fairly short, even of dwarf growth. However, more recent discoveries have helped to understand that the hobbit is more of an individual than mutation. To this day the place of Homo floresiensis in the family tree of modern man remains a mystery.
5. The Disappearance Sinsinawa
Not every archaeological discovery make people with historical education. So, in 1929 the man who was repairing a sewage ditch in China’s Sichuan province, found the treasure, consisting of stone and jade artifacts. Of course, these treasures were once in the hands of private collectors, and in 1986, archaeologists who went in search of these regions, found two of the treasure, which was attended not only by jade, but ivory and metal sculptures, Dating from the Bronze age.
However, many wondered who created all these findings. Archaeologists suggest that they belong to the culture of Sanxingdui that have gone about 3000-2800 years ago. Due to these findings, historians are now able to say with certainty that the representatives of this culture inhabited the fortress town near the shores of the Minjiang. However, the reason why they buried all their treasures in deep holes before you leave the city, and to this day is an occasion for heated debate. In 2014 a group of researchers from San Francisco suggested that the reason for the disappearance of the entire culture was a powerful earthquake, which occurred about 3000 years ago and was the reason why the river burst its banks and forced people in a panic to move.
6. Noah’s ark
Many things are so good and mysterious thing that people discover them again and again. And one of these is Noah’s ark. This biblical boat was opened many people who claimed to have found it. Or not?
For centuries archaeologists-lovers excitedly talked about what found accurate evidence of the presence of the ark on mount Ararat in Turkey, where, according to the Bible, he approached. But many more experienced archaeologists in General, I doubt whether ever built the ark of Noah. Today Noah’s ark along with the Atlantis is one of the main secrets of mankind, which will likely be “to rashodyatsya” again and again.
7. The disappearance of the Maya
One of the major mysteries, not only of antiquity, but modernity is the disappearance of the highly developed Mayan who lived and flourished over six centuries. Her attempt to unravel the archaeologists from Mexico and Central America, trying to find the remains of this civilization.
In 900 ad, the Mayan civilization suddenly disappears, and to this day the reasons for this are not entirely clear. Many scientific studies say that the reason for that could be a phenomenal drought that could deprive the Maya of sources of food and water. In the journal Science in 2012 published a study that says that the Maya, Vyrubova of the forests to build their temples, villages, and thereby clearing the space for rural land could harm the environment and the climate in General, which caused such a catastrophic drought.
Other researchers argue that the reason for could serve as change and soil degradation, and the disappearance of some animal species, for example, white-tailed deer, which was the most popular contestant of sacrifice. Another group of scholars argues that the shift of trade routes and political conflicts could also speed up the process of death and destruction of a great Empire.
8. Wall The Hutt’s Shebab
You can say that the main purpose of these walls is clear, however, this does not apply to such an ancient building as the Hutt’s Shebib. For the first time this mysterious wall with the length of 150 km was discovered in 1948 in Jordan, and since then archaeologists wonder who, how and why built such a marvelous structure.
Wall moves from the North-East to South-West, and also has special sections where it branches off, following a different route. Despite the fact that a large part of the wall today is in ruins at the time of its construction, it had a height of about 1 meter and width 0.5 meters. That is why many historians believe that it was built in order to protect the earth from enemy attacks and armies. However, it is possible that she is not allowed into a certain area a particular “enemies”, for example, wild animals and hungry goats. Historians have also discovered traces of the ancient farm to the West of the wall, and therefore it is logical to assume that the Hutt’s Chebib is the border between agricultural lands and pastures of the nomadic farmers.
9. Large circles
The Hutt’s Shebab, which was mentioned earlier, this is not the only archaeological discovery in Jordan, which forces archaeologists to pore over the thought of what it is. One such find became large circles, which, historians believe that around 2000 years, and that uniformly dot the entire countryside.
Known under the simple name of “Great circles”, they represent about 11 objects. They have a fairly large diameter in the 400 meters, despite the fact that their height is only a few feet. At first it was thought that it was just a corral, but archaeologists are unable to detect the passages between the walls that would allow to have animals in there. Wherefore to this day no one knows their true destiny. Modern scholars often compare Large circles with other similar buildings in the middle East, trying to figure out their main purpose.
10. Stone Kochno
The world is full of amazing stone sculptures, but this surpassed them all. In 2016, archaeologists from Glasgow, Scotland, have unearthed a giant stone slab, which, they believe, about five thousand years. Stone Cocina has a pretty impressive size – 13 x 8 m, and also boasts interesting vortex patterns, which scientists believe represent the traces and imprints of cups and rings, previously discovered in other excavations around the world. If you believe the words of Kenny Brophy, senior lecturer and archaeologist at the University of Glasgow, this plate can be nothing more than an example of prehistoric art.
Scientists who previously studied this stone, made the assumption that the inscriptions and designs on stone could be associated with certain astronomical phenomena, but Brophy a different opinion. Currently, Kenny and his team of experienced professionals carefully examine the surface of the stone, trying to figure out his true destiny.
Continuing the theme of mysterious stones, it is worth to remember and about Supergang, which was found just a few kilometers from all the famous British Stonehenge.
This huge monument, which includes a collection of stone monoliths was discovered in 2015. Archaeologists have discovered these monoliths near the shore mounds of Durrington. If you believe their words, this stone building, probably was once part of a larger Neolithic monument.
Archaeologists are not quite sure of the purpose of these stones, but I think that stones with a height of 4.5 meters was previously much higher before they are pushed off a cliff about 4500 years ago. This huge monument stands on the spot of the natural basin of the river Avon, and therefore it is possible that the stones helped to form the s-shaped stage to some ancient needs.
12. Underwater pyramid of stones
In 2003, Israeli scientists have made a phenomenal discovery: they found a huge stone structure in the sea of Galilee. This finding, which consists of huge rocks placed on top of each other, weighs around 60,000 tons and has a height of about 10 meters. Scientists who discovered this place, I have no idea why it was used, despite the fact that the pyramids around the world were served a classic burial place and gave tribute to the gods or to the dead. Furthermore, there is still a few stone buildings, which, however, are located on land. Probably, the rising sea levels flooded what previously was located on the ground and had ground the pyramid of ancient origin. Yitzhak Paz, a researcher from the Israeli antiquities authority believes that the age of the pyramids may be about 4000 years. He said in 2013, it may well be the remains of some ancient fortified settlement.
13. Leaky pitcher
Archaeologists have often come across such findings, as utensils, plates, pots and even the pots, however this leaky jug has puzzled scientists from around the world. This capacity was found in the pit from the bombs during the Second world war on the territory of London. It is believed that her age allows her to relate to Roman Britain, and it is about 43-41 ad. Scientists suggest that it could be used as a kind of lamp or cages for small animals, rodents or snakes. However, despite this simple and logical, many archaeologists argue that the true purpose of a pitcher is still unknown.
This strange object exhibited today in the Museum of archeology in Ontario, Canada, where he awaits his moment of glory, until someone comes up with the idea about what it could be and why it was invented.