The mystery of the Roman Lycurgus Cup: Nanotechnology in the ancient world?
The British Museum holds a very beautiful ancient exhibit - the Roman Lycurgus Cup. But he is more famous for his unusual optical properties. Under normal lighting, the goblet appears…

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Ambiguous facts from the Bible, about which today archeologists and religious scholars argue
Perhaps there is no other such book in the world in which so many contradictions are found as in the Bible. There are constantly heated debates between atheists, archeologists and…

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Who was the legendary Troyan from "The Tale of Igor's Campaign": A long way to the East and back to the West
The story that will be discussed on these pages began with a find of an unusual item on the territory of Ukraine. It was a figure of a person sitting…

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10 archaeological finds that were made on the territory of Bulgaria and surprised scientists
The magnificence of Bulgarian archeology is often forgotten and spoken about Ancient Egypt and Greece only. Nevertheless, the history of this Eastern Balkan state spans thousands of years, and several…

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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, which created a very original calendar. The year consisted of 18 months, 20 days each, and the “remaining” 5 days were considered “unlucky”. This calendar was carved on a huge stone. It had the shape of a circle, with a diameter of about 4 meters. Every day it was marked with its own symbol.
History of the calendar
Creation of a modern standard calendar
Now there are many different calendar systems created by different nations and priests of different religions. Some of them are still limited. Continue reading

Mysterious prehistoric objects

In the world there are hundreds of mysterious places and objects, which scientists are trying to unravel the secret of more than a dozen years. Stone circles, plates, deities, temples – all these centuries-old historical values ​​are unique and give us the opportunity to return to the past – to the origins of the development of human civilization.
Karnak stones. France
Karnak Stones is a collection of more than 3 thousand standing stones around the French city of Karnak in Brittany. The stones were installed between 4500 and 3300 BC. There are many theories about the purpose of installing these stones. Some argue that the stones are related to astronomy and are an observatory. Other scientists claim that the stones were used as primitive seismic instruments for determining earthquakes. Continue reading

Incredible finds of ordinary people.

However, to make a find, it is not necessary to go underground. There are 10 unexpected and strange artifacts that have been discovered on the surface of archaeological antiquities.
1. “Augustus is divine”
10 incredible finds of ordinary people
Coin of Traian-Augustus “August the Divine.”
Israel
In 2016, tourist Lori Rimon was walking in the eastern Galilee (region in northern Israel). When she passed through the archaeological site, she accidentally noticed a yellow glow. In the grass lay an old coin. Transferring it to the authorities, Rimon was surprised to learn that the coin was about 2,000 years old. And the fact that there is only one coin of this kind is absolutely exceptional. Continue reading

10 archaeological discoveries, because of which rewrote the history of ancient Greece
Ancient Greece is undoubtedly one of the most impressive "chapters" in the history of mankind. The complexity and duration of the existence of Greek culture is impressive today, because after…

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What treasures of the Inca came to our time, and where is the lost "golden" city of Paytiti
The legend of Eldorado, having arisen once, does not cease to inspire the whole world for all sorts of searches, including creative ones. Fascinating books and films are created about…

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