The Necropolis of Giza – a complex of monuments, including the Great Sphinx, the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Mykerina and other nearby buildings – the very fact of its existence causes the world to ask many questions. After centuries and millennia of legends, predictions and prophecies about the contents of the necropolis caches, these monuments, being researched by modern methods, continue to inspire scientists from different countries to search for traces of past civilizations. According to one version, the Sphinx hides a room that holds all the wisdom of the disappeared Atlantis.
The room under the right paw of the Sphinx?
With the discovery by Europeans of the pyramids, and then the mummies, sarcophagi and other unique phenomena of ancient Egyptian culture, countless speculation began to arise regarding the past of this mysterious land. The secret room, where the wisdom of the gods is hidden, is described in ancient sources. 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
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