Archaeologists often unearth truly extraordinary and odd discoveries. Sometimes the discovery is so astounding that it is phenomenally rare in terms of its origin, usage, and time of creation. These artefacts help us learn about our ancestors and even the unknown world that once existed. Here is the list of the top ten unusual artefacts.
Antikythera Astronomical Calculator:
The Antikythera mechanism is an unusual artifact that dates to 2000 years. It is made of bronze and was found in the year 1900 on the island of Antikythera, Greece, in the buried debris of a Greek cargo ship. The amazing facts about it are the mechanism's intricate gears and dials. It is an astrophysical computer that can predict solar, lunar, and planetary positions. The mechanism is very strange because the technology to make it work was only developed a thousand years after the instrument was made. The analog computer-like gadget uses advanced technologies beyond its era.
Several 7,000-year-old artifacts showing anthropomorphic creatures with lizard-like traits, including long heads, almond-shaped eyes, long, elongated faces, and a lizard-like snout, were found at the Tell Al Ubaid excavation site in Iraq. The antiques look to be dressed in a helmet and have shoulder protection of some kind. Other figures were discovered holding a staff or baton, as a sign of justice and authority. Male and female sculptures were discovered in a variety of poses, but the most peculiar is the female figures holding breastfed infants with lizard-like characteristics. Ubaidian culture is old. It lived in Mesopotamia from 5,500 BC to 4,000 BC, but the amazing fact is that the found artifacts are 7000 years old.
The Bolshoi Zayatsky Island:
The Bolshoi Zayatsky Island in northern Russia is a mystery community. The 3000 B.C. Island features communities, an irrigation system, and an esoteric spiritual tradition. The structures have vast stacks of boulders with bones, petroglyphs, and cryptic stone labyrinths that marked the border between earth and the afterlife and helped the deceased move on to their next life as reincarnation accessories.
A 2,200-year-old earthen jar found in Bagdad is approximately six inches tall and three inches wide. The jar with an asphalt plug held a copper layer laid into a pipe over the opening. A copper disc had an asphalt lid at the bottom of this tube. A thin iron rod was pinned through the anterior asphalt plug and hung limply in the middle of the pipe without contacting it. They could electroplate gold onto silver.
Nebra sky disc:
Being found near a mount in an old village named Nebra, this disc is regarded as having been in use for 200 years before it was buried. It shows the night sky with stars, a crescent moon, and the sun. It was a reminder of when it was time to synchronize the solar and lunar years by adding an extra leap month.
Piri Reis Map:
The Piri Reis Map was discovered in a library in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1929. It was created in 1513. The map's depiction of Antarctica, a continent that was never found until 1818, is what stands out the most. Amazingly, someone could have known about Antarctica in 1513.
The Salzburg Cube:
The Salzburg Cube, also known as Wolfsegg Iron, was discovered in 1885 and buried in coal near Austria. It was initially thought to be a meteorite, but it was later discovered to be an artifact created by an unknown source. The age of the Salzburg Cube would be at least sixty million years. Its origin remains a secret.
The disk of Death:
Currently found in the Anthropology Museum of Mexico, this disk was found in 1964 at Teotihuacan. Though it is unclear what this sculpture is about, archaeologists believe that the halo-like structure behind the skull is related to sunrise and sunset, as the ancient Egyptians associated life and death with the daily cycle.
Advanced stone Age tools in Keezhadi:
According to genetic evidence, more than 90% of modern humans descended from a small group of Homo sapiens who fled Africa around 60,000 years ago. However, Keezhadi, a site in southern India where ancient human ruins have not been thoroughly explored, demonstrates that people lived there more than 200,000 years ago and used sophisticated technologies. It's interesting to think about whether this means that different hominids developed similar skills on their own or that our ancestors left Africa in stages or belonged to their subcultures.
The name translates to "giant book," and it is a giant and one of the mystery books of the world. The book includes both the old and new testaments, as well as topics such as exorcism, medical works, a calendar, and much more. But what makes this book "The Devil’s Bible" is just one page. One page has no explanation. That page has a huge, fully colored rendering of the Dark Lord.
These artefacts, even though considered to be man-made, possess a mystery, and modern science thrives on solving the puzzles. But the discovery of these treasures is truly a gift to mankind, and they add spice to our lives.