Archaeological finds that made many people wonder!

Archaeology is an amazing science that allows us to look into the past. The opportunity to lift the veil at other times gives a lot of unexpected discoveries. In today’s video, we once again moved away from the usual stories and decided to tell you about unusual archaeological finds, because behind them lies the fate of many people who once lived on earth, and this is amazing.

Novgorod drawing, 700 years old Images on birch bark found in Novgorod date from the period from XI to XIV centuries. They contain a children’s drawing – samples to write letters, drawings of horses and warriors. It is assumed that it was drawn by a boy of seven years Onfim. The drawing is in the collection of Novgorod birch bark letters. The boy probably had no idea that hundreds of years later his writing would be such an interesting thing.

The ring, dating from the 16th century, is being transformed into an astronomical sphere, Presumably it was ordered by a Jewish doctor from Germany in the XV century – Bonet from Lattes. An armillary sphere transformed into a ring is an astronomical instrument for determining the equatorial or ecliptic coordinates of celestial years. Such rings were worn by researchers of the XVI and XVII centuries, which symbolized their education.

Useful “ornaments” had from two to eight plates and ornaments in the form of stones and astrological signs. Coins made of gold from Ancient Rome – discovered in the basement of the theater At the Cressoni Theater in Como, Italy, archaeologists found hundreds of gold coins in a stone amphora in the basement. The estimated dating of the find is 474 AD. In total, the vessel contains about 300 Roman solidi of the 5th century AD. And the value of the find is estimated at one million euros.

It is unclear who and why hid this vessel, but among the archaeologists was a numismatist, Maria Grazia Facchinetti. She stated that the coins were clearly placed with the expectation that at the slightest danger they could be quickly withdrawn. Capes for feet and sandals made of gold Pharaoh Thutmose III patronized the arts, brought prosperity to Egypt, Syria and Palestine. He died in 1425 BC. His wives, Menkhet, Menui and Murti, came from Syrian families. Their common tomb was found in 1916 by local residents.

Among the burial objects of the wives, capes and sandals of fine gold workmanship were found. Things from Egyptian tombs are always surprising. The Vikings had quite a few board games and the proof of this is the game hnefatafl, first mentioned in the III century AD, has a certain similarity with chess. Figurines were found in many places where there were previously Viking settlements. They were made of bone, stone or glass, different in size and shape. A collection of 20 unusually decorated objects was discovered in burials in Birka, Sweden.

The Galgano Sword is a true sword in Stone Found in the period of the XII century. It is named the Galgano sword in honor of Saint Galgano Guidotti, a noble knight who renounced worldly life after the appearance of angels to him. The legend says that with the words “it is easier for a sword to plunge into a rock than for a knight to become a hermit, galgano struck a stone with his sword. The blade suddenly entered the rock like butter. And so the sword remained in the stone. For Galgano, it became a symbol of the crucifixion, before which he began to pray and he lived like this until his death in 1181.

The place where he spent the last years has become miraculous. The saint was canonized by Pope Lucius III in 1185. Nowadays, the sword in Stone is kept in the chapel of Montecieli near Siena. The wooden handle and a small part of the blade are visible. The 2000-year-old icosahedron is a twenty-sided serpentine (serpentinite) dating from the II century BC. The icosahedron was found in Egypt and painted with Greek letters.

The current location is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In ancient times, this unusual object was used by the soothsayers of Greece and Rome, one can only guess how many predictions were given with the help of this object. The finds of modern archaeology reveal to us the wonderful world of the past, brought by the oblivion of centuries. And it turns out to be no less interesting than the future. We learn that our ancestors were smart and interesting, and many things of their material culture became the prototype of modern achievements.

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