Modern history is witness to many astounding archaeological finds. Hundreds of exploded artifacts make us think and make us revisit our beliefs about the past.
Many of these objects have been described as “anachronisms” or “unexplained objects”.These archaeological discoveries are always accompanied by controversy, especially because the academic world is very selective when it determines what it is “scientifically proven fact” and what is “farce” or, at best, “an unexplained phenomenon”.
Each of the objects presented in this article has been labeled as fake or well-established farce. In many cases, because it is much easier to invoke a fake than to rewrite history books, the theory of conspiracy is being discussed.
The subjects presented below talk about ancient civilizations, about pre-Columbian people’s links with ocean populations, scientific inexplicable discoveries for their time, or about contacts with alien civilizations. Many of these objects pose challenges to the theory of evolution and to many religious beliefs.
1. Dropa stones
The alleged history of the Dropa stones is as follows: In 1938, an archaeological expedition was sent to investigate an isolated area of the Baian-Kara-Ula Mountains, on the border between China and Tibet.
On the top of the mountain, the group discovered a series of caves with a large number of graves, and the walls were covered with drawings representing elongated heads and images of the sun, moon and stars.
Archaeologists have opened graves and discovered the ancient remains of beings of less than one meter, with very large skulls. From the graves were also recovered several stone disks, 30 centimeters in diameter, and one hole in the center, with various inscriptions etched.
Altogether, 716 such stones were found in the Baian-Kara-Ula Caves, which were sent to China for study.
One of the investigators, Professor Tsum Um Nui of the Beijing Ancient Studies Academy, found that the inscriptions were in fact an ancient writing in an unknown language.
In 1962, Professor Tsum Um Nui announced that he had managed to translate that language, but the Beijing Prehistory Academy banned him from publishing his discovery.
However, after many years of debate, Tsum Um Nui has published his hypothesis.According to the teacher, an alien ship would have collapsed in Bayan Har 12,000 years ago, and the aliens to which the ship belonged would have been called “Dropa” or “Dzopa.”
Failing to repair the ship, the aliens would have tried to adapt to the conditions on Earth, but most were hunted and killed by the tribes in the area. According to Professor Tsum Um Nui, surviving aliens crossed people, and therefore the origins of the remains found in the caves were almost impossible to verify.
Many scientists disputed Tsum Um Nui’s claims, and he was forced to resign from the Beijing Academy. As for the mysterious stones, most of them are today unobserved and can not be admired in any museum.
All that remains is photographs of these objects.
2. The Los Lunas Decalogue
The Los Lunas Decalogue is a large stone discovered near Los Lunas. There are several inscriptions carved on the stone, some of them cataloged as an abridged version of the ten commandments, in a Paleo-Hebrew form.
The letter group “YHWH”, the abbreviation of the word Yahweh (Jehovah) appears four times on this stone. The first action of the mysterious artifact dates back to 1933, when it was discovered by Professor Frank Hibben, an archaeologist at the University of New Mexico.
It is said that Hibben would have been guided by a mysterious guide that he would have discovered in his childhood in the 1880s. If this information is true, it is very unlikely that the stone would be a fake because the Paleoebraque was not known by scientists in 1880.
An argument against the authenticity of the stone is the use of punctuation specific to the modern Hebrew, although epigraphist Barry Fell argued that the punctuation used indicates that the stone is extremely old. Other researchers claim that the artifact is not authentic because it contains many grammatical and style errors.
The stone is controversial because many consider it a pre-Columbian and evidence that Semitic tribes (from the Middle East) have come into contact with American populations and that Israelis have settled in America.
Since the stone weighs more than 80 tons, it has never been transported to a laboratory or museum to be studied in detail.
The stone can be visited on the basis of a permit issued by the Mexican authorities for $ 25.
3. Map of Piri Reis
Topkapi Palace is a historic building in Istanbul, Turkey , and has been the official residence of Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years, from 1465 to 1856. In 1929, Topkapi Palace was turned into a museum.
During the organization and arrangement of the museum, several curious objects were discovered, including the map of Piri Reis. The document immediately drew attention because it was one of America’s first maps and the only map of the sixteenth century that placed South America in its rightful longitudinal position in relation to Africa.
The map is drawn on gazelle skin and is, in fact, a copy made in 1513 by the Ottoman military admiral and cartographer Piri Reis. Half of the map that has been preserved until today is a portion of the coasts of Europe, North Africa and Brazil.
Several islands in the Atlantic include the Azores and the Canary Islands, as well as the mythical lands of Antilles and possibly Japan.
What is totally inexplicable in Piri Reis’s map is that it also includes Antarctica. According to official history, Antarctica’s first signal occurred in 1820, when the frozen continent was discovered by the Russian expedition led by Mihail Lazarev and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.
Piri Reis’s map not only portrays a piece of land near Antarctica today, but presents the real and detailed topography of the continent, as it appears under the thick ice crust of a few kilometers!
The age of the ice layer is at least 6,000 years, so the legitimate question was born: How did a Turkish admiral know about half a millennium now, like a continent covered with ice for several thousand years?
Several studies have been published that argue that the Ottoman Empire’s elite had knowledge of a much vanished Age of Glacier civilization.
What is hiding in Antarctica?
These statements are considered pseudo-scientific, and the opinion of the academic world is that the region considered Antarctica is rather Patagonia or Terra Australis Incognita, the existence of which was strongly believed before the southern hemisphere of the Earth was fully explored.
On the map, Piri Reis cites as a source of information an older map of Cristofor Columbus , which was not, however, discovered. Geographers have searched for centuries for the “unknown map of Columbus” that they would have drawn while in the West Indies, but they did not identify it.
The historical significance of Piri Reis’s map is overwhelming, as this document demonstrates that the Portuguese had, in 1510, extensive and detailed knowledge of what the earthly globe really looked like.
This could explain why the Lusitans had ventured with so much conviction in the “discovery” of the New World and the colossal success of the expedition of Christopher Columbus. Piri Reis’s map is kept in the Topkapi Palace library, but is not exposed to the public.
4. Aluminum “heel” in Aiud
Aluminum “heel” in Aiud was discovered in 1974 in Aiud. It is said that the object was unearthed from more than 10 meters deep, where it was found with two mastodon bones.As an aspect, the artifact has the shape of a hammer end.
The mysterious object was transported to the Institute of Archeology in Cluj-Napoca for study, and the researchers here discovered that it was made of an aluminum alloy made of 12 different elements, sealed under a thin layer of aluminum oxide.
This artifact is considered strange because aluminum was only discovered in 1808 and was only produced since 1885. Furthermore, aluminum is required to have a temperature of 1,000 degrees Celsius.
This, corroborated by the fact that the artifact was discovered next to the bones of a mastodon, and thus has an age of more than 11,000 years, deepens the mystery even more loudly. Many argued that the artifact proves that the aliens had visited the Earth, and several engineers said it looked like the foot of a landing gear.
The scientific community claims that the object was created on Earth for an unknown purpose. Due to the limited information that exists on this subject, the age and origins of the artifact are unclear. “Heel” in Aiud is not exposed anywhere, nor is it known where it was stored.
5. The Sayre Horn Skull
Sayre is a neighborhood in Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA. The exact date is not known, but it is certain that in the 1980s of the 19th century, a large mound was discovered in Sayre, serving as a burial site.
According to some articles from the press, the Americans who made the discovery found some strange human skulls and skulls on the scene.
The scaffolds seemed anatomically normal, except for the bone incisions above the arches of the eye, a variety of long horns over 5 centimeters.
The bones were considered gigantic, considering that the skeletons measured just over 2.10 meters. Researchers who studied them said the beings were buried around 1200.
The discovery was made by a group of specialists and historians from the American Investigation Museum in Philadelphia and the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.
The giants with horns
But it was not the first time that bones of giants and horned skulls were discovered in North America. During the 19th century, similar skulls were found near Wellsville, New York, and in a mining village near El Paso, Texas.
Throughout history, the horns have been used to represent power and authority. For example, Alexander the Great was horned on some coins, and several gods, including Jehovah, were represented graphically.
According to press articles, Sayre’s bones were sent to the American Investigation Museum in Philadelphia. However, the objects are not found today and appear to have been stolen, according to the official version of the museum.
Only pictures of the skull were kept, but many still claim that the whole thing was just a hoax. Meanwhile, the hypothesis that bones are of extraterrestrial origin also appeared.