What people looked like a century ago: Modern technology has allowed scientists to get to the bottom of the truth
What did people from the past look like? Most often, the guideline for answering this question are pictures or verbal descriptions in documentary or fiction. But are they objective? Often…

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| Snake stones, ancient caviar and other interesting facts
10 200 to 10 400 years). This burial ground with skeletons was found in 1914 in the cave of Avilins Hole. When in 2005, “engravings” were found on the walls…

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What did the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum look like, buried under the lava of Vesuvius?
Herculaneum is one of the three cities that fell victim to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 year. The ruthlessness of nature, which destroyed the inhabitants and their homes, impresses…

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Bail’s treasures – unsolved cryptogram hiding the secret of countless riches

Reports of hidden and uncovered treasures, so even with an encrypted description of their location excite the imagination and modern man. Therefore, it is easy to imagine how a brochure with such content was received, published in the midst of the gold rush in the United States.
This happened in 1865. Virginian Book has published a brochure under the long title “Bale Documents or a book containing authentic facts about a treasure buried in 1819 and 1821 near Baford, Bedford County, Virginia, and not found to date.” The publication did not contain the name of the author, but it told on its pages an amazing story even for the present.
Treasure
Allegedly, in 1817, a certain Thomas Jefferson Bale assembled a team and went to hunt bison on the Great Plains of North America. After some time, the group stumbled upon a rich gold mine about 250 to 300 miles from the city of Santa Fe, then owned by Mexico. Continue reading

The most amazing finds, which turned out to be dinosaurs: From the “little sparrows” to the ancient giants

The theme of dinosaurs is popular at all times. Amazing prehistoric inhabitants of our planet are shrouded in a halo of mystery, because we are separated by tens of millions of years. And how great it is that paleontologists from time to time manage to find the remains of these mysterious creatures, recreate their appearance and show the world the diversity of their types! In our collection – some of the most interesting finds, allowing to stretch an invisible thread into the world of dinosaurs.
A lump of mud was a dinosaur
One of the most informative fossils found on Earth is the nodosaurus skeleton, with well-preserved skin and lamellar shell, found in Canada by excavator operator Shaun Funk. While working in one of the mines, the man saw in the ground a huge frozen clod of dirt, which weighed about one and a half kilograms and had an interesting patterned texture. Continue reading

A spiral of skeletons, a bound woman and other ancient tombs that seem strange
It so happened in history that after the death of a man he expected a funeral rite. How exactly to bury a person - in a stone tomb, a wooden…

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Riddles of the Etruscans, who do not give rest to scientists
The people who inhabited the lands of modern Italian Tuscany a little more than two millennia ago, who called themselves “raseny”, left traces of a surprisingly rapid flourishing, and also…

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History of the calendar
Before the discovery of America and the beginning of its conquest by the Europeans, the territory of present-day Mexico, Guatemala and some other countries were occupied by the Aztec empire,…

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