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IN History & Culture ON 01 Feb, 2016
History, itself is a mystery and can't be explained; only assumptions can be made.
Artefacts found during archaeological mining sometimes raise new questions which puzzle even the most learned masters.
But for the fact, this just makes the exploration even more exciting.
Wittyfeed has compiled a few of the most extraordinary historical objects found over the years, which archaeologists and scientists still can't explain.
These strange stone formations are fascinating not only for their perfectly spherical shape but also on account of their unknown origins and purpose. They were invented in the 1930s by workers clearing the jungle from a banana farm. Local legends recommended that the mysterious spheres comprised hidden gold, but when some of them were blasted with dynamite, they turned out to be false. No one knows who made the fields or why they did so. It's possible that they signified celestial bodies observed by an ancient culture, or served as markers between the territories of different tribes.
The Baghdad Battery is used to refer to three artefacts which were found together: a tube of one metal, a ceramic pot, and a rod of another. The Specific explanation of their purpose is as a storage vessel for sacred scrolls such as those from nearby Seleucia on the Tigris. Although the Seleucia vessels do not have the outermost clay jar, they are otherwise almost identical says Wikipedia. The experts came to the conclusion that this was an ancient battery, capable of generating an electrical current of 1 volt.
The Voynich manuscript is perhaps the most difficult book in the world. Its author is anonymous and is written in an unreadable language. Its pages are full of mysterious symbols and strange illustrations. This tight script pieced cryptographers throughout the 20th century and still hasn't been decoded to this day.
The golden figurines of strange animals found in South America directly remind one of flying machines, which's hard to believe. Accurately what served as the influence for them remains unknown. In 1996, the German model aircraft constructors Algund Eenboom and Peter Belting seemed to confirm the theory that the figurines were flying machines. They created exact replicas increased in size by a factor of 16 and equipped with engines and radio control systems.
This extraordinary artefact appears to represent objects and processes which modern scientists have only been able to witness through microscopes. It seems to show the development and conception of a human embryo. Besides this, the images depict a genuine bizarre version of the human head. The disc is built from an exceptionally sturdy material which no one can explain how to produce, and apparently would have been difficult for an ancient society.
The Antikythera mechanism is the oldest known computing tools. After decades of study, historians discovered that the device was meant to show the position of the Moon and the Sun and the movement of the planets across the sky, as well as foretell solar and lunar eclipses and even critical events on Earth, such as the ancient Olympic Games. Controversy still lives, and some experts state that its design is a collection of bronze gears, influenced that of similar devices for the next millennium.
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