Göbekli Tepe is the site of an ancient temple built by a hunter gatherer society around 9000 BCE. It consists of 10 ton pillars with artwork carved on them, which were transported 500 meters without the use of the wheel which had yet to be invented. This site also predates farming and writing.
For 5000 years, Europeans built huge magnificent cities, and lived in them, just to burn them to the ground every 75 years. People in current-day Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the area, intentionally set their settlements on fire between 7000-2000 BC, for reasons still being researched.
In the 1860’s an atheist tobacconist named George Hull created a 10-foot stone statue, buried it, then exhumed it a year later as proof of giants, all to mock a bible verse that states giants once lived on the Earth.
In 2014 the beard of the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun fell off as it was cleaned by Museum employees, trying to cover up their mistake they tried to glue it back on with quick-dry plastic glue, leaving it off-center. This was later noticed and the employees got charged with “reckless destruction”.
Archaeologists have found slingshot balls engraved with “Take that!” or “Catch!”, dating from 4th BC Greece.
Over the last 300 years, strange bronze dodecahedrons have been found among Roman archaeological sites. Archaeologists are still uncertain what their purpose was.
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato c. 360 B.C. theorized that the classical elements of the world were made of these regular solids. The five Platonic Solids were thought to represent the five basic elements: earth, air, fire, water, and the universe.
The cube is associated with the earth, and reconnecting energy to nature.
The octahedron is associated with air, and cultivating acceptance and compassion.
The tetrahedron is associated with fire, and perpetuates balance and stability.
The icosahedron is associated with water, and enhances creative though and expression.
The dodecahedron is associated with the universe, and represents mystery and meditation.
Plato stated that the dodecahedron was “used for arranging the constellations on the whole heaven.” The dodecahedron can be seen as representing the universe with the twelve zodiac signs corresponding to the twelve faces of the dodecahedron.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient ‘meme’ in Turkey. In 2012 during excavation work which revealed a 2000-year-old mosaic, which features a chill skeleton reclining with bread and wine next to the inscription “Be cheerful, live your life”.
Archaeologists have recreated some prehistoric recipes from the Stone Age, such as mussel salmon leek stew served with flatbread and blackberries with honey and nuts.
The ruins of a 2,300-year-old Mayan Temple in Belize were destroyed by contractors who wanted to use the bricks for gravel to build a road.
To demonstrate the sharpness of stone tools, Archaeologist Dr. Adrien Hannus elected to have major surgery done with obsidian blades rather than surgical steel scalpels. Obsidian is the sharpest substance known to mankind.
Archaeologists have found the remains of what appears to be a family group of 12 Neanderthals in Spain who were killed, butchered, and cannibalized by other humans about 42 000 years ago.
A 2400 year old corpse was so well preserved, that the finders reported it to the police as a murder.