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
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
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.”
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