Archeological Mysteries

Out of Place Artifacts - From a poll the Archive conducted back in 2016... (OoPArt) is a term coined by American naturalist and cryptozoologist Ivan T. Sanderson for an object of historical, archaeological, or paleontological interest found in a very unusual or seemingly impossible context that could challenge conventional historical chronology by being "too advanced" for the level of civilization that existed at the time, or showing "human presence" well before humans were supposed to exist. The following 10 OoPArts are considered some of the most valid examples commonly cited in the Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis.

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Certain structures, megaliths, and buried items defy explanation, but there are some crazy theories about them. Let's take a look at some historical artifacts that continue to baffle experts to this day. You might think that real-life archaeology is nothing like what you see in the movies with its treasure maps with spots marked by an X. But not so fast! The Copper Scroll is an honest-to-goodness treasure map. It was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it tells the story of exactly how to find major ancient treasures … sort of.

According to the text, 64 treasure hoards were scattered across Jerusalem and the Judean desert, and they were used to hide the most valuable treasure in the world from invaders. That treasure includes not just religious artifacts but also a huge amount of gold, silver, and coins. The pieces of archaic text that have been translated give rather precise directions. The problem is that the directions are a little too precise and refer to things like water tanks, reservoirs, and underground passages that we have no way of tracing now. Some think the whole thing is fiction anyway. But another school of thought believes the Copper Scroll was a record of the actions of a religious sect living in the city of Qumran who were responsible for safekeeping Jewish treasure.

Scattered across four different sites in the Costa Rican jungles are the remains of a civilization that date to between 500 and 1500 AD. In addition to the regular sort of archaeological remains, they also contain around 300 stone spheres, known as "Las Bolas". They're close to perfectly shaped spheres and are all different sizes. Some could fit in your pocket, and others are estimated to weigh somewhere around 15 tons. For hundreds of years, they were buried under dirt, mud and sediment, and that's kept them safe from all kinds of unsavory characters. That hasn't helped experts figure out much about them, though, and we thus have no clue who made them, when they were made, or what they possibly could've been for.

There's no apparent rhyme or reason to the placement of the spheres, most of which are in residential locations. One of the sites has a set arranged in a linear pattern, another has an abnormally large sphere, and a sadly large number have been looted, destroyed, or moved. And that means we don't even know how many there really were. They can't be carbon-dated, but based on the layers of sediment they were buried in, it looks like someone was carving them over a period of about 1,800 years. Keep watching the video to see more historical artifacts that still baffle experts.

The Copper Scroll | 0:12
Las Bolas | 1:16
The Big Circles | 2:27
The Cochno Stone | 3:27
The Judaculla Rock | 4:20
Miami's Stone Circle | 5:34
The Maine Penny | 6:42
The Starving of Saqqara | 7:37
The Plain of Jars | 8:20
The Sanxingdui artifacts | 9:16


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Klaus Dona: Out of Place Artifacts (delovno gradivo)

28 September 2020