10 Archeological Treasures That Will Blow Your MindTranslate

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It’s one of the great questions of history: where did human civilization start?

Archaeologists have been trying to pin point the first settlements and townships for decades. They have unearthed some of the most impressive pieces of ancient technology that continue to amaze us today. How did early man create such tools? We may never know for sure, but we can certainly ogle at their accomplishments.

Here are ten discoveries that will make you question where you came from.

1.The London Hammer

1.The London Hammer
This primitive tool was found in Texas in 1936 lodged in a chunk of limestone. Analysis shows that part of the wood of the handle has transformed to coal but, if that is true then the hammer would have to be millions of years old. How could that be possible?

2.Fuente Magna Bowl

2.Fuente Magna Bowl
A simple bowl presents one of the biggest conundrums for historians who study the ancient world. The Fuente Magna was found in Bolivia by a commoner hear Lake Titicaca but the writing on the bowl is Sumerian script!

3.Hidden Character Stone

3.Hidden Character Stone
The stone is located in Zhangbu village, China and contains primitive engravings of simplified Chinese characters. Some interpret the stone to read, “Communist Party of China,” and geologists estimate that it is 270 million years old. Wait, what?!

4.The Stone Spheres Of Costa Rica

4.The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica
Long, long ago, in the forests of Costa Rica, someone or something carved 3,000 perfectly round stones. No one knows why they were created or put where they rest but they were. More importantly, what kind of technology was available to crafter such smooth spheres?

5.Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone

5.Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
This one has stumped scholars since it was dug up by fence builders in the late 1800’s. One side of the smooth black stone shows a picture of corn. The other side depicts arrows and a moon amongst some dots and a spirally thing. Can you explain what it means?

6.The Voynich Manuscript

6.The Voynich Manuscript
Cryptographers and code breakers haven’t even been able to decipher this wild artifact. The manuscript contains an unknown writing system along with pictures of plants and odd looking diagrams. Currently, the suggestion that it was written by aliens is just as plausible as anything else. Can you spell weird?

7.Giant Dinosaur Eggs

7.Giant Dinosaur Eggs
Evidently there were dinosaurs in Russia at some point, because that’s where these eggs were found. Paleontologists haven’t been able to identify the species that laid them, but they know it was a reptile that lived around 60 million years ago. (Could you be a little more specific?)

8.The Baghdad Batteries

8.The Baghdad Batteries
Yes, those kind of batteries. This is almost unbelievable but here goes. In the desert outside Baghdad, 2,000 year old batteries were found and they had the capacity to produce a small electrical current. Now all the need to find is an ancient Game Boy.

9.Piri Reis Map

9.Piri Reis Map
Piri Reis was a cartographer who drew a map of the known world in 1513. The map shows the east coast of South America, Atlantic Ocean and the west coast of Africa. How did he do it? By boat? By balloon? By UFO?

10.Antikythera Mechanism

10.Antikythera mechanism
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It was found in a shipwreck at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in 1900 and has awed people ever since. The mechanism is a primitive analog computer built by the ancient Greeks to predict eclipses and constellations for calendrical reasons. Holy Gyros!

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