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12 Archaeology Finds That Changed The Way We Think About History

Herodotus, when a Greek historian became the first person to introduce the concept of Archaeology in fifth century BC, there were some people who believed in the concept that ‘scratching the lands’ may bring some dramatic change in our society, and the same happened.The discoveries which we have done on the planet so far have allowed us to push our limits of scientific research by tracing the footsteps of the past; and today, we stand tall with pride that we’ve found the unknown. Undoubtedly, there’s so much has still left to be found, while some of the crucial explorations are already done.Have a look!

The Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Egypt.

It is the biggest Egyptian obelisk which is famously known as "unfinished obelisk," as it was abandoned by the one who tried building it. It is said that our ancestors might have left it "unfinished" because of the cracks which appeared on its granite.

A Stone Age Tunnel, Scotland to Turkey.

Can you imagine this? This tunnel is purely human-made and that too without using any machinery like the modern times. The level of engineering is incomparable. This extensive system has changed the way we think about our ancestor's intelligence.

Stone Spheres in Costa Rica. 

A lot of granodiorite balls are spread across Costa Rica. The size of balls ranges from minimum three centimeters to three meters in diameter. Archaeologists have not yet discovered who and why built them.

The Voynich Manuscript, Italy.

This ancient book is full of writings, drawings, and illustrations in a language which even our computers aren't able to decode. The manuscript is a mystery, including the plants which are mentioned.

The Mount Owen Moa, New Zealand.

A group of researchers went to Mount Owen in New Zealand for discovery, and while digging, they found some claws and bones. In the end, the researchers concluded that they're 3000-year-old claws of upland moa, a big flightless bird that is now extinct.

Gobekli Tepe, Turkey

This site is discovered at the top of the Ridge mountain in Turkey, and it is said that it helped Archaeologists in understanding the development of human society. The sign and temple found there depict that religion was highly valued.

L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada.

Located in Newfoundland in Canada, this 1000 years old setup shows the existence of Viking settlements in North America and that too way before than Columbus.

Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan.

Located in Pakistan, this site traces the establishment of proper colonies in ancient times, showing the hints of social institution. It is said that area was home to more than 40,000 people with a well-built drainage system.

The Longyou Grottoes, China.

These caves are carved using siltstone, but their origin is still a mystery. Some archaeologists claim that it was created before Qin Dynasty in 212 BCE.

Yonaguni Monument, Japan.

The massive underwater structure can be found at the coast of Yonaguni, Japan. It has flat edges. There's still some doubt regarding if this site is human-made or natural.

The Gate fo the Sun, Bolivia

Situated in Bolivia, this ancient site is 13,000 feet tall when it comes to standing. The engravings on it represent astrological predictions.

Saksaywaman, Peru

On Peru's outskirt lies this, Saksaywaman, made up of hard stones and boulders. These fit so tightly that you can't even pass a sheet of paper through them.

How do feel about this Morgan?

Okay, alright. I know that was coming.But hey, WittyFeedians? What do you think about these discoveries? Share your views in the comment box below.That's all, folks!