It’s no secret that the world is full of mysteries. Even though there are people who dedicated their time and effort in learning a lot about the history of this planet, there are still plenty of discoveries being unraveled until today.
In fact, there were amazing archeological discoveries in 2018 that could change what we think of history. Here are 12 crucial findings last year that have left historians puzzled.
1. A 2,400-year-old Greek merchant ship found in the Black Sea.
2. The last unexcavated area of Pompeii.
“During the excavations in Regio V new walls and other treasures are emerging from lapilli. In one of the houses that were partially excavated in the late Nineteenth century – the house of Jupiter – now we can see brightly colored walls and some frescoes, including the first mythological scene found during these excavations: probably it is Adone Wounded in the arms of Aphrodite, surrounded by Cupids.”
3. 14,400-year-old charred remains of a flatbread.
4. Mummy of a priest in Saqqara, Egypt with gilded mask.
5. Skeletons with bacteria from The Great Plague.
6. The oldest footprint of a human.
7. 13,000-year-old tools from 20,000 and 16,000 years ago.
8. 73,000-year-old sketch.
9. The earliest representation of a human body part.
10. Oldest man-made alcohol from 13,000 years ago.
11. Mysterious red liquid from Sarcophagus bodies.
Shockingly, many signed a petition to drink the red sewage found with the skeletons.
12. A ramp possible made to build pyramids.
Yannis Gourdon, co-director of the joint mission at Hatnub, said:
“Using a sled, which carried a stone block and was attached with ropes to these wooden posts, ancient Egyptians were able to pull up the alabaster blocks out of the quarry on very steep slopes of 20 percent or more.”
These photos are proof that there are still things from our history that we don’t know about. Although there are thousands of researchers spending so much time to know more about our planet and ancestors, there are still so much more to be discovered.
Here’s Why One Man Destroyed One Of The Ancient Wonders Of The World
If you think you’re petty, you’ve obviously never heard about Herostratus.
Most of us can be petty at times but one man took it to a whole new level. He destroyed one of the Ancient Wonders of the World just so everyone will remember his name. Interestingly, not a lot of people have actually heard of him.
The Temple of Artemis was a Greek temple located in Ephesus dedicated to the goddess of the hunt and chastity. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World alongside the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Colossus of Rhodes. Although it was rebuilt three times during its existence, it was the shocking actions of one man that enraged ancient worshippers.
The temple's first incarnation was destroyed by a flood but it was the second destruction that enraged the Ephesians.
Origins of Pasta – It’s Not Really From Italy
Many people associate pasta with Italian cuisine, but did it really come from Italy?
Pasta - it’s easily one of the favorite and easiest ingredients to have when you want to make a hearty meal. It comes in different sizes, shapes and even colors for a more enjoyable dish. Many people might think that Italy is the best place to find delicious pasta dishes. After all, it is associated with Italian cuisine.
While it’s true that pasta is a traditional cuisine in Italy and that some of the sumptuous pasta dishes and authentic pasta recipes are found in the country, its actual origin can be traced from someplace else.
Turns out pasta is not really from Italy.
Ancient Village Found In Canada Is Older Than The Egyptian Pyramids
“I remember when we got the dates back, and we just sat back and said, ‘Holy moly, this is old.’”
We generally think of ancient ruins as being found mostly in Europe, Africa or South America where some monuments and buildings have been standing for thousands of years. However, a home recently found in Canada has been carbon-dated and the study suggests that it is even older than the pyramids.
Students from the University of Victoria’s archeology department have unearthed the oldest settlement in North America. They were digging on Triquet Island, which is about 300 miles north of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital when they discovered the ruins.