Most mysterious artifacts of the past
Modern archeology is pretty cool applies to many discoveries. The scientific community can understand well how to trust the information about another artifact that supposedly binds people with aliens? Fortunately, there are special techniques that can distinguish the original from a fake. Nevertheless, a number of dubious logic of archaeological finds it easy to pass any test, including radiocarbon dating - and that puts scientists in a deadlock. Before you 10 of the most mysterious artifacts of the past, each of which has already managed to acquire a bunch of speculation.
Piri Reis Map
Map of Piri Reis is one of the most significant world maps ever found. Ottoman Admiral Piri Reis map created in 1513 - and seems to be part of it could be used by Christopher Columbus himself. The map was discovered in 1929 and became an international sensation.
Stone head Padilla
This giant stone head, which was found by Dr. Oscar Padilla in 1950, was almost forgotten by history. Researchers believe that the head belongs to the ancient Olmec culture, which flourished in 1400 and 400 BC. e. Unfortunately, Padilla was able to bring a photograph of findings: returning to the place with a new expedition, archaeologists discovered the remains of a destroyed artifact.
Batteries excavated Baghdad consist of three parts - a ceramic pot, the metal tube and the metal rod. Scientists believe that the pot was filled with a kind of analogue of the electrolyte solution, capable of generating electricity between the metal inserts.
The giant stone spheres of Costa Rica
In the 1930s, United Fruit Company workers have found hundreds of stone spheres on a new banana plantations in Costa Rica. Sizes of balls ranged from huge to tiny, and were eventually recognized by stone sculptures of dead Diquis culture.
The aircraft Inca
Inca civilization is often associated with some alien cultures - say, the Indians themselves have never been able to achieve such a level of development. Some confirmation of this dubious theory it is possible, if desired, be found in the discovered artifacts. For example, here are the planes. In 1997, a pair of German designers have created a model of similar aircraft - and they flew.
Phaistos Disc was discovered in 1908 by an Italian archaeologist Pernod. Scientist found a clay disk in Crete and dated it to 1700 BC. e. Phaistos disc is filled with strange symbols that add up to 61 words. Generally speaking, most of the scientific community does not recognize the find Pernod real, but fake evidence also can not provide one.
People lizard Ubaid Al
Were the first people on Earth reptiles? In the early 1900s, these figures of lizards were found in Iraq - an area considered the residence of the ancient Sumerians. The figures depict the lizards as gods, and one of the sculptures depicts breastfeeding lizard human infant.
In 1898, a Swedish immigrant in Minnesota found an ancient tablet - man just cut down the trees in their area. Experts artifact dated 1362 year. It is believed that at that time no one European in North America has ever had.
The Mexican government has published relatively recently, about a shocking discovery in one of the pyramids. Images detected by scientists show UFOs, aliens and the priests contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. Naturally, all this can only be a gigantic hoax, however, the original dating of the drawings shows the opposite.
Nakhodka amateur archaeologist John Williams still worries the international scientific community. In 1998, Williams discovered a strange stone, which was built in electrical outlet, similar to modern designs. It was easiest to recognize false artifact - here only radiocarbon analysis shows that enigmalitu more than a thousand years.