Have you ever found something strange that just has no explanation? Most likely your brain began to come up with wild fantasies in order to make some sense of it all.
Well, the same thing happens with mysterious archaeological discoveries. Thousands of these abstract artifacts exist and not even the best archaeologists have an answer as to what they are, where they came from, or why they exist.
Year after year, more of these discoveries pop up in the news. It’s hard to keep track of them all, so here are the 10 weirdest we could find to get you started. Number eight might make you question reality.
10. Antikythera Mechanism
Looking at a picture of the Antikythera Mechanism might make you think of a prop from an Indiana Jones movie, but it’s certainly real. However, that doesn’t mean it makes sense to archaeologists. The best answer they can come up with is an advanced astronomy calendar of some kind. What do you think?
9. The Lost City Of Atlantis
Ever since Plato first mentioned Atlantis around 360 B.C, archaeologists have debated whether this “lost city” was ever lost to begin with. Apparently, people have found ruins of Atlantis everywhere from the Bahamas to Japan. To this day, no one has any real answers, but the search continues on.
Without a doubt, Stonehenge is one of Earth’s most notable mysteries. According to historians, this ancient ring of stones was built 4,000 years ago, making it a mind-boggling task for the primitive people of that era. From aliens to religious miracles, there are no shortage of outlandish explanations for Stonehenge.
Maybe someone will find concrete evidence for this someday (pun intended). If you think Stonehenge makes for some creepy stories, just wait until you read number five.
7. Nazca Lines
The Nazca lines have been around for nearly 2,000 years, but it wasn’t until commercial aircraft spotted them in the 1920’s that they became known to humanity. Archaeologists say these complex geometric lines depicting images of plants, animals and people were made nearly 2,000 years ago. Why they exist at all continues to confuse us.
6. Shroud Of Turin
When it comes to controversy in the field of archaeology, the Shroud of Turin always enters the conversation. While the Catholic Church claims this to be the official shroud of Jesus Christ, other say radiocarbon dating proves this to be a medieval hoax. Still, the debate continues on without any real progress.