Top Five Bizarre Ancient Objects of Human Beings

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When a number of bizarre ancient objects like Antikythera Mechanism, Baghdad Battery, Baigong Pipes, Maine Penny have been found in different areas all over the world, scientists realize that advanced scientific technology existed far earlier than we ever thought.

 

Antikythera Mechanism


Antikythera Mechanism, the world’s oldest computer, predates us about 2,000 years. This corroded clocklike object was found among the ruins of a sunken ship and became an evident that advanced scientific technology existed far earlier than we ever thought possible. Besides, scientists discovered the Greek invention could also predict solar eclipses, organize the calendar in four-year cycles and be connected to renowned astrologer and engineer Archimedes.


Experts believe that more such mechanisms were made around the same time in 100 B.C.

Experts believe that more such mechanisms were made around the same time in 100 B.C.

 

Baghdad Battery


When the Baghdad Battery was found outside Baghdad, Iraq in 1936, experts raised the question why ancient people would need to use batteries while electronics did not exist? It is a small clay that features an iron rod suspended in a copper cylinder soldered shut and sealed with asphalt.


Some experiences done by scientists proved the battery’s capabilities

Some experiences done by scientists proved the battery’s capabilities

 

The Baigong Pipes


Bizarre Baigong Pipes, the rusty red iron pipes led into a pyramid atop Mount Baigong from a nearby salt water lake, were called “Alien toilet” because of two main reasons. Firstly, these pipes were found in the area that is inhospitable to man. Secondly, they were uniform in size and created in an intentional pattern.


Scientists have no clear explanation for this matter

Scientists have no clear explanation for this matter

 

The Maine Penny


Scientists have collected an important evident that Vikings traveled further south than Newfoundland before the time of Christopher Columbus when they found a genuine Norse coin dating to the early 11th century among Native American ruins in Maine in 1957.


However, no correct conclusion has been drew because it is only ancient object to be found

However, no correct conclusion has been dreawn because it is only an ancient object to be found

 

Phaistos Disc


The Phaistos Disc was made of clay and might date back to the second millennium B.C. Though it featured i241 impressions of 45 distinct symbols, experts cannot provide a correct analysis of its content because nothing else from the same time has been found.


Some symbols on the Phaistos Disc are easily recognized like people, tools, plants and animals

Some symbols on the Phaistos Disc are easily recognized like people, tools, plants and animals

 

 

Related links:

Ancient Traction Techniques

Ancient Egyptian Civilization: Information

Ancient Greek Coins Collection

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This article was published on 2011/01/25