Archaeology is not only a magical gateway to past but also has an important role in the society. Despite archaeology being crucial to research history more clearly, it also has a great deal of economic value and community. Archaeology has the ability to offer new information on human history. Let’s discuss some archaeological discoveries that will blow your mind.
Headless Vikings of Dorset:
The Archaeologists made a great discovery in the seaside town of Weymouth in England in June 2009. They discovered a grave that was holding back the skeletons of 50 Viking warriors, but their heads were missing. The archaeologists at first concluded that some villagers managed to survive the attack and beheaded the Viking warriors. But they later discovered that the beheading cuts on the skeletons are perfect and appeared to be done by specialized warriors or beheading experts.
A jar was discovered in Baghdad, Iraq which was 2,200 years old. The Clay jar is said to be the oldest known electric battery. The jar is composed of clay with a top made of asphalt. Brazing through the asphalt, an iron rod is present, which is surrounded by a copper cylinder. The Jar produces 1.1volts of electricity when filled with vinegar or other electrolyte solution.
Voynich Manuscript was written in Central Europe toward the end of the fifteenth or sixteenth century. The origin, dialect, and time period of the Voynich Manuscript are yet being debated as overwhelmingly as its riddling illustrations and un-deciphered content. The Voynich Manuscript got its name from American antique bookseller, Wilfrid M.Voynich.
Mount Owen Moa:
While exploring Mount Owen Moa in 1986, the archaeologists discovered a huge scary-looking claw. It was conserved well at the time of discovery. It was later determined that it belonged to an upland moa. An upland moa is a pre-historic bird.
Archaeologists discovered 887 statues called Moai, in the Rapa Nui or Easter islands. It is the most isolated place in the world. The Easter Island heads are known as Moai by the Rapa Nui individuals who cut the figures in the tropical South Pacific to the west of Chile. The Moai stone monuments, cut from stone found on the island, are in the vicinity of 1,100 and 1,500 CE.
Troy is a renowned historical city. It is situated in Anatolia now called as Turkey. English archaeologist Frank Calvert discovered a field of a local farmer in 1868. The field was later found to be the battling field of the troy warriors.