Awesome & Mysterious Discoveries Found on Earth. #5 is Unbelievable!
Earth can be a tedious and depressing place to reside. After all, the news only seems to cover the grim realities of wars in foreign lands and political ineptitude within our political system. But as these twenty mysterious discoveries prove, Earth can still spring up some incredible stories.
Here are twenty awesome discoveries that remind us how fascinating Earth still is.
The Voynich Manuscript
An illustrated manuscript, known as 'The Voynich Manuscript,' remains a mystery to historians. In part, this is because the text has no known origin, thus rendering it almost impossible to track.
Still, that hasn't stopped linguists and scholars attempting to solve the writing's meaning. In fact, two people came forward in 2014, with one attributing the text to an ancient dialect, while the other believed it was a coded Asian language. However, through assessing the papers material, historians have at least managed to date the document to the early 15th century.
Costa Rica's Stone Spheres
Pretty random, huh? Yes, these granodiorite spheres strewn across the Central American country have left scientists and geologists baffled.
The Gate of the Sun
Like the well-known British Stone Structure, Stonehenge, The Gate of the Sun's solid arch construction, which sits over 12,500 feet above sea-level, is just as mysterious. Some scientists even believe the Bolivian location was home to some of earliest first forms of human civilization.
The London Hammer
In 1936, a couple from London, Texas, came across an odd structure. it wasn't until their son cracked the rock a decade later, however, that they discovered what appeared to be an ancient hammer.
Taking it to archaeologists, scientists determined the object was crafted 400 million plus years ago during the Ordovician period. They also concluded that the hammer was 96.6% iron- a remarkable finding considering no natural object could achieve such purity without the aid of modern technology.
But it appears scientists have dismissed their initial findings. Instead, it is widely believed the hammer was simply molded in concrete.
European Stone Age Tunnels
Labeled the 'Ancient European Highways' by Dr Heinrich Kusch, the 12,000-year-old tunnels were found in many areas of Europe, including Scotland and countries as far as Turkey.
What makes these human structures fascinating is how people could build such underground structures with no modern technology- a reality that still baffles academics to this day.