The history of humanity spans thousands of years, and historians will never be able to learn all of its secrets.
Many strange artifacts and objects have been found during the course of archaeological excavations that raise questions that leave even the most expert in the field unanswered. And that makes the search for the truth even more interesting.
Here we bring you some of the most outstanding historical objects that have been found in recent years, and that historians and archaeologists cannot explain.
The Giant Stone Spheres of Costa Rica:
These mysterious rock formations are truly intriguing, not only because of their perfect spherical shape, but also because of their unknown origin and purpose.
They were discovered in the 1930s by workers clearing the jungle of a banana plantation. Local legends suggested that the mysterious spheres contained gold hidden inside, but when some of them were blown up with dynamite, they turned out to be completely empty.
No one knows who made these spheres or why they were made. It is possible that they symbolized celestial bodies observed by an ancient culture, or that they served as markers between the territories of different tribes.
The Baghdad Battery
It seems that the Mesopotamians gave us a little nudge on how to produce electricity long before it was discovered. In the 1930s, a mysterious artifact was discovered during an archaeological dig not far from Baghdad. The well-known “Baghdad Battery” was a 13-centimetre vessel with an iron bar protruding from the mouth. A copper cylinder was inside the glass, and inside was another iron bar.
After examining its construction, the experts came to the conclusion that it was an ancient battery, capable of producing an electrical current of 1 volt.
According to one theory, that battery could have been used to galvanize metals with gold. But experts still do not understand how such a gigantic technological development could have been forgotten later, and also nothing similar had been found in neighboring regions.
The Voynich Manuscript
The Voynich Manuscript may be the most mysterious book in the world. Its author is unknown, and it is written in an indecipherable language. Its pages are full of inexplicable symbols and strange illustrations.
What makes this manuscript so unusual is the fact that it is written using a unique alphabet that has nothing in common with any writing system known to date.
This impenetrable script fascinated 20th century cryptographers, and they still haven’t been able to crack it.
Inca gold sculptures
These gold figures of mysterious animals found in South America may be reminiscent of flying machines, which is hard to believe. What inspired these indigenous cultures is still unknown.
In 1996, the German aircraft builders Algund Eenboom and Peter Belting confirmed the hypothesis that these statuettes were flying machines. They built exact replicas by increasing the size by a factor of 16, and fitted them with motors and radio control systems.
Both models were not only capable of taking off, but could also perform maneuvers even with their engines turned off.
the genetic disk
This fascinating artifact seems to represent objects and processes that modern scientists have only been able to observe through microscopes. In particular, incredible as it may seem, the “Genetic Disc” shows the conception and development of a human embryo. On top of this, the images show a truly bizarre version of a human head.
The disc is made of an exceptionally strong material no one seems to understand how it was made, and it would theoretically have been impossible for a society of that time to manufacture.
The Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera mechanism is one of the oldest known computing mechanisms, it may be the first analog computer in history, with a really complex design.
After decades of research, historians determined that the mechanism was intended to show the position of the Sun and Moon and the movement of the planets, as well as predict solar and lunar eclipses and some key events on Earth, such as the Olympic Games.
There is still controversy over the question of whether ancient civilizations were able to produce such complex devices before the appearance of the Antikythera mechanism. Some experts claim that its design – a set of bronze gears – influenced the devices of the next millennium.