Открытие Сон Дунг во Вьетнаме произошло в 1994 году, когда команда экспедиции исследовала два грота – Ханг Эн и Ханг Тхунг и поняла, что между ними должна быть ещё одна пещера. В то время они не имели ни малейшего представления о том, что это будет самая большая пещера в мире. Но первооткрывателем пещеры является Хо […]
The Cueva do los Cristales or Giant Crystal Cave is located in Mexico near the town of Naica, Chihuahua, and is a cave known for the presence of huge selenite crystals. This unique site, which has become an object of interest to researchers, geologists, mineralogists and simply enthusiasts, is located deep in the Mexican desert of Chihuahua, close to the border with the United States of America.
The Antikythera mechanism and its history came to light at the beginning of the 20th century, exactly on May 17, 1902, a wreck of an ancient Roman ship was found off the island of Serigotto (Antikythera). Antikythera is a rocky island located between Crete and mainland Greece. In the early 1900s, a group of Greek divers from the eastern Mediterranean island of Symi were searching for natural sponges when, during a storm [...]
At the beginning of the twentieth century, in a tomb dating back to 1500 of the pre-Columbian civilization known as Quimbaia, some 100 small figurines representing animals such as: insects, fish, birds, lizards, bats, frogs and cats were found. Among these figurines, however, there were some that have puzzled many archaeologists and scientists. After all, these figurines resembled modern flying machines. [...]
You've probably never heard of this artefact, but it exists and some scientists claim it's the most mysterious find in the world. So, is the Genetic Disc true or false? It is 27 cm in diameter, weighs about 2 kg and, according to archaeologists, is made from a mineral called lidite and contains illustrations of intrauterine development [...]
The history of mankind is full of mysteries and riddles, some of which have already been solved, but many have yet to be understood and deciphered. The mystery of the Baghdad Battery belongs to the second category... In 1936, during archaeological excavations at Quyut Rabbua, near Baghdad, a strange object was found that dates back to the Partha civilization that existed in the second century B.C. The object consists of a yellow [...]
Costa Rica's giant stone spheres were first discovered in the 1930s by workers clearing the jungle for banana plantations. Local legend had it that gold was supposed to be hidden inside the mysterious stone spheres. Many of the petrospheres had been split open, some of them blown up. But they were empty. So where did these giant stone spheres come from and, just as importantly, what was their purpose?
Robinson Crusoe and his true story. The famous literary character who finds himself on a (seemingly) deserted island and manages to survive in a hostile environment thanks to his wit and thirst for life. But did you know that not only the island on which the amazing adventures of the English traveller took place, and Robinson Crusoe himself, were not entirely fictional?
The Salar de Huuni in Bolivia is considered one of the most extreme and surprising sights in all of South America, if not on the whole earth. Covering an area of 10,582 square kilometres on the Altiplano, it is the world's largest salt desert, the product of prehistoric lakes that evaporated long ago. Here the salt crust stretches to the horizon, covered in polygonal, patterned salt sheets, [...]
Ancient Egypt. This civilisation, dating back 5,000 years B.C., is shrouded in mysteries and riddles, some of which have not been solved even in our own time. Here are some of the mysteries that keep modern scientists busy. Do you want a potion to win your girlfriend? Or a spell to cure a nasty disease? The Ritual Power Handbook, deciphered by two Australian researchers from Macquarl, [...]