The Baghdad Battery is one of those rare archaeological discoveries that has the potential to make us doubt everything we assume we know about ancient civilisations and, as such, it really annoys many archaeologists and compulsive debunkers.
The Nebra disc is currently the oldest known representation of the celestial sky. This was a phenomenal archaeological discovery that took place on Mount Mittelberg, near Nebra (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) during 1999. It has been shrouded in mystery and controversy since its discovery and it has even been suggested that its design is of extra-terrestrial origin.
Although there has been concern raised that the Sky Disc is a fake, multiple tests have revealed that it is authentic – an opinion held by the majority of researchers and archaeologists.
For centuries, perhaps even millennia, people have been finding weird skulls and strange artefacts that they cannot easily explain. There have been many discovered that challenge the perception of human evolution.
Did the ancients have much more advanced technology than we know. For example, within the Temple of Hathor, which is part of the Dendera (Tentyra) Temple Complex in Egypt, are a series of carvings that many people believe depict the sophisticated use of electricity to generate light.
The mystery of the lost city of Atlantis still captures the imagination of millions. Was it real or just myth. Here are the basic facts. The mystery of the lost city of Atlantis still captures the imagination of millions. Was it real or just myth. Here are the basic facts. Lost civilisations really still exist. New discoveries are happening even as you read this.
Was Atlantis real or was it just a myth? So many attention seekers have exaggerated or distorted the story that it has become synonymous with a “Fantasy” or an impossible quest.Could Atlantis have existed as an actual country? The answer could be yes.
Atlantis, according to Plato (Critias & Timaeus) was beyond the the Pillars of Hercules or the Straits of Gibraltar. If we are to take the story literally then Atlantis is definitely not in the Mediterranean. (Sorry all you Santorini enthusiasts.)
There are plenty of problems with the legend of Atlantis and many attempts to fit the facts of the story to reality. Here we accept the problems. Instantly, we run into trouble. The archaeological record for Athens, established by Carbon 14 dating, only begins in circa 3000bc.
It is believed that the ancient, mysterious and hauntingly beautiful site of Petra in Jordan has been inhabited (in one way or another) for approximately 9000 years although its existence was kept secret from the modern West until 1812.