Sometimes it seems that humanity knows everything. But especially in those moments there are some discoveries that can change our perspective on the world and everything in it.
At the beginning of the 20th century, scientists discovered a small sarcophagus. Initially this finding did not surprise anyone because in Ancient Egypt within these smaller sized sarcophagi they kept the organs of human beings. But with subsequent studies found that there was no organ, but a mummified embryo, which was in a stage of development between 16 and 18 weeks.
This sarcophagus is attributed to the period between 664 and 525 BC Scientists classify it as a unique discovery, since this mummy can be called the youngest of all known.
Manuscripts in the Dead Sea
The manuscripts of the Dead Sea are one of the most important archaeological finds in history. For several years scientists studied the caves that were near the Dead Sea. The result of his investigations revealed the discovery of thousands of parchment fragments. It is observed that the information contained in these is related to the Jewish biblical canons.
Currently scientists believe that if the investigations continue, it is possible to find more documents of this type. By the way, these manuscripts are in the Israeli Museum of Jerusalem.
The pyramids in Chichén-Itzá
In the Yucatan peninsula, in Mexico, the El Castillo pyramid is located. Its construction is attributed to approximately the first millennium AD It is surprising that within this construction according to archaeologists are two more pyramids. The interesting fact is that they were built after the construction of El Castillo.
Nowadays scientists are trying to find some method to access without damaging the walls.
In love with the Neolithic age
In the surroundings of Mantua, a city located in Italy, a couple of skeletons were discovered a few years ago. They were of a young man and a woman, who were buried approximately six thousand years ago. The archaeologists who studied this couple explained that the double tombs of Neolithic times are rare to find and this unusual position is seen for the first time.
This couple is known as Romeo and Juliet. This is related to that not far from the place of the find is the city of Verona, on which Shakespeare wrote his work.
Amphipolis and the unknown tomb
In Amphipolis a tomb was found. Inside it were two large marble statues that supposedly guarded the entrance to the main hall. These two statues are called caryatids.
The discovery of the caryatids allowed archaeologists and historians to guess who this tomb might have belonged to. The first version says that Olimpia was buried there, the second that was Roxana – the wife of Alexander of Macedonia – and the third rejects that these burials are related to the family of Alexander the Great.