Secrets of history 2022, December

Scientists explain how ancient Egyptian linen fabrics survived for thousands of years

Scientists explain how ancient Egyptian linen fabrics survived for thousands of years

This could have been influenced by the ancient Egyptian processing technology of the plant, which was very different from the modern one

People came to Earth from different parts of the universe

People came to Earth from different parts of the universe

The idea that humanity originated somewhere in the universe and migrated to Earth, as well as to other parts of the galaxy, may turn out to be true. Does this make us aliens on this planet? If so, where did we actually come from?

Where did the bronze "Colossus of Rhodes" go, whose height reached 33 meters?

Where did the bronze "Colossus of Rhodes" go, whose height reached 33 meters?

If we lived in 280 BC, the authors of the article fantasize, we would not know the statue more than Helios of Rhodes, the ancient Greek god of the Sun. What is the history of this majestic 33-meter giant, unparalleled? And where did he disappear to?

Find out what the environmental conditions of the first people in Europe were like

Find out what the environmental conditions of the first people in Europe were like

The first settlers from Africa loved a relatively mild climate and a varied vegetation environment, at least partially surrounding themselves with forest lands

The construction of the palace in ancient Korea began with human sacrifices

The construction of the palace in ancient Korea began with human sacrifices

During the excavations of the Wolson palace complex, archaeologists have found confirmation that sacrifices, including human sacrifices, were made before the construction of large objects in Ancient Korea

"Magnetic" flying ship of 1709

"Magnetic" flying ship of 1709

This unusual flying ship was created by the Brazilian Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusman (1685-1724). It was not just an idea on paper - Gusman actually created this apparatus and demonstrated a "heavier than air" flying in front of the Portuguese palace

Knight Dieudonne de Gozon killed Tyrannosaurus in the 1300s

Knight Dieudonne de Gozon killed Tyrannosaurus in the 1300s

“If something looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck,” this is the so-called “Duck test” - a test for the evidence of what is happening. If on the ancient fresco "something" looks like a Tyrannosaurus, then this is Tyrannus

Dragons in a book dating from the 16th century

Dragons in a book dating from the 16th century

A very interesting book, or rather engravings. The first half of this work is essentially a description of the techniques for catching and killing various game. All animals are drawn very carefully. Here are a variety of birds, snakes, wild boars, lions, tigers, elephants and dragons, satis

Kolbrin's Bible: 3600-year-old manuscript with an alternate history of the world and a prophecy about the emergence of a "heavenly Destroyer"

Kolbrin's Bible: 3600-year-old manuscript with an alternate history of the world and a prophecy about the emergence of a "heavenly Destroyer"

Kolbrin's manuscript, as it is also called, was written about 3600 years ago, that is, one and a half thousand years before the existence of Jesus Christ. More precisely, this is a whole collection of manuscripts, consisting of 11 ancient texts that were discovered during a fire

How an ordinary Swedish sailor became the king of the cannibals

How an ordinary Swedish sailor became the king of the cannibals

The story of Karl Emil Petterson - a man who the cannibals wanted to eat, but made their king

The Lost Past: Neanderthals, Dolmens, and Giant Myths

The Lost Past: Neanderthals, Dolmens, and Giant Myths

At the southwestern tip of Eurasia lies a geological dead end known as the Iberian Peninsula. With the majestic Pyrenees Mountains to the north and the Pillars of Hercules off the Strait of Gibraltar to the south, this peninsula includes part of the Fra

Scientists have identified five episodes of migration of ancient people from Africa to Arabia

Scientists have identified five episodes of migration of ancient people from Africa to Arabia

Archaeologists are exploring the Nefud desert in northern Saudi Arabia, where primitive people lived and herds of animals grazed on the shores of numerous ancient lakes

Forgotten History: Jaquet-Droz mechanical dolls created 250 years ago still write, paint and play music

Forgotten History: Jaquet-Droz mechanical dolls created 250 years ago still write, paint and play music

In the 18th century, something suddenly happened. Many people have acquired amazing skills seemingly out of nowhere. One of these genius people was Pierre Jaquet-Droz. He was born on 28 July 1721 in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He was a watchmaker who

A global catastrophe froze Greenland in the 17th century

A global catastrophe froze Greenland in the 17th century

Greenland was inhabited and free of ice about 500 years ago, but in the 17th century, around the 1650s, a kind of global catastrophe occurred as a result of which the whole world changed, and Greenland ended up under a layer of ice. What happened 370 years ago?

Scientists have found the oldest records of the wizard Merlin

Scientists have found the oldest records of the wizard Merlin

Fragments of medieval manuscripts found in Great Britain containing stories about the wizard Merlin have been identified by specialists from the universities of Bristol and Durham as one of the earliest mentions of this character in the legends of King Arthur

The tallest professional fighter in history - a descendant of the ancient race of giants?

The tallest professional fighter in history - a descendant of the ancient race of giants?

Gogea Mitu was the tallest Romanian ever recorded in modern history. His height was 2.5 meters, which soon made him an international phenomenon. However, without waiting for even greater fame, he died under mysterious circumstances

"Aerostatic machines" of the 1780s

"Aerostatic machines" of the 1780s

Very interesting historical artifacts can be found in the National Library of France

Race of giants of Mesoamerica: "Kinametsin" - one of the ancient

Race of giants of Mesoamerica: "Kinametsin" - one of the ancient

Descriptions of giants are often found in religious books and texts on ancient history around the world, as well as in Central America. As well as the famous ancient giants of the western world such as Goliath, Og and the Nephilim, primarily documented

When and why did people start drinking beer?

When and why did people start drinking beer?

Beer, along with kvass and wine, is one of the most ancient drinks in the history of mankind. In 2020, Californian scientists studied the inner surface of ancient vessels that were found in the Chinese province of Henan

Russia is exploring ancient artifacts for the sake of revising the origin of man

Russia is exploring ancient artifacts for the sake of revising the origin of man

Scientists of the Russian Geographical Society plan to establish the age of the site of the ancient people of Diring-Yuryakh in Central Yakutia. If research confirms the ancient age of the archaeological site, it will be necessary to revise the theory

Medea's Wrath: Ancient Use of Chemical Weapons

Medea's Wrath: Ancient Use of Chemical Weapons

When we talk about the use of chemical weapons, terrible pictures of the battles of the First World War, the blinded and suffocated soldiers, the concentration camps with the POWs of the Second World War and the recent incidents during the civil

6 frightening and strange diseases of the past

6 frightening and strange diseases of the past

Scientists have already learned the cause of many of these strange diseases, but some remain a mystery to this day

Ancient race of dwarfs with elongated skulls found in an ancient temple in Malta

Ancient race of dwarfs with elongated skulls found in an ancient temple in Malta

The remains of a mysterious race with elongated skulls and small stature were discovered in an archaeological site in Malta, which is 5,000 years old

NASA discovered life on Mars 45 years ago, but hid it for political reasons

NASA discovered life on Mars 45 years ago, but hid it for political reasons

One of the researchers involved in the Labeled Release (LR) Life Detection Experiment, which was conducted during NASA's Viking mission to Mars in 1976, publicly stated that life on Mars was discovered 45 years ago

Turkey is a friend of man: what role did these birds play in the life of the Pueblo Indians

Turkey is a friend of man: what role did these birds play in the life of the Pueblo Indians

Mexican scientist explores the connection of the Pueblo peoples with the turkeys

Stanislav Lem is called a predictor of the future. Why he and other science fiction writers were angry about it

Stanislav Lem is called a predictor of the future. Why he and other science fiction writers were angry about it

Like other science fiction writers, Lem did not escape the glory of a seer. It seems that for some people the more talented the writers are, the more of the things described in their works "come true". But in this reading, science fiction is reduced to a horoscope, and e

Ancient Siberian Ghost Tribe Reveals Secrets

Ancient Siberian Ghost Tribe Reveals Secrets

A mysterious group of extinct humans known as the Denisovans are changing our understanding of human evolution. Who are they? Years have passed since the finds in Denisova Cave in southern Siberia, and scientists hope that they will find new about

The secret of the ancient race of Giants. Part 2

The secret of the ancient race of Giants. Part 2

In the article, I have collected very interesting few of the survivors - historical materials on which there is a race of giants and moreover, the matter is not even limited only to giants, there are plant people, and mermaids, and dragons (moreover, several species

The secret of the ancient race of Giants. Part 1

The secret of the ancient race of Giants. Part 1

The world was ruled by the Giants, and the people were rather servants to them than an equal people, but then everything suddenly changed and already recent servants were looking for and destroying a few of the surviving giants. Dwarfs (people) ended up on top of the world and diligently

"Tepeiollotl will destroy our world": what the Aztecs wrote about earthquakes

"Tepeiollotl will destroy our world": what the Aztecs wrote about earthquakes

The Aztecs believed that earthquakes would destroy the world today

"Energy swords" of the ancient world

"Energy swords" of the ancient world

In 439 or 440, one Hun, who was grazing his flocks in the eastern steppes near the Don, about 300 kilometers from the mouth of this river, saw a heifer with a wounded leg hobbling towards him. Taking an interest, he followed the bloody trail to the point sticking out of the

The first recoilless gun with a telescopic sight was demonstrated in 1844

The first recoilless gun with a telescopic sight was demonstrated in 1844

If in 1910 the weapon invented by Davis was used exclusively for installation on airplanes, then in 1844, recoilless weapons were fired from hands and an optical sight was installed on it

Map of 1815: "States of Nations in the Christian Era" - Asia and Europe

Map of 1815: "States of Nations in the Christian Era" - Asia and Europe

This map from David Ramsay's collection of historical maps makes very little sense when viewed from a traditionally dogmatic point of view. In fact, it doesn't make sense at all. For this map to make sense, the history of the world had to

HD photographs of US cities taken in 1900-1915

HD photographs of US cities taken in 1900-1915

I invite you to take a look at the quality of photographs from 1900-1915 (available on the website of the US Library of Congress)

St. Petersburg without people in 1861: Where are all the people?

St. Petersburg without people in 1861: Where are all the people?

In a panoramic photo dating from 1861 in St. Petersburg there are no people and not just no residents, but no signs of the life of a huge city at all

The land is one huge ancient quarry. Part 1

The land is one huge ancient quarry. Part 1

"If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck" - we all heard about this so-called "duck dough"

Therapeutic Hypothermia: Is Extreme Cold An Effective Ancient Cure?

Therapeutic Hypothermia: Is Extreme Cold An Effective Ancient Cure?

Of all the methods of treatment and therapy, hypothermia can never be thought of as effective medical care. But maybe there is more to the cold than we think? Therapeutic hypothermia has surprisingly ancient roots in medicine, and the experiment

Women in ancient Rome ate poorer than men

Women in ancient Rome ate poorer than men

A study of the isotopic composition of the bones of the inhabitants of Herculaneum showed that the diet of ancient Roman men and women was markedly different. The former preferentially ate fish and grains, while the latter preferred dairy products, meat and eggs

The land is one huge ancient quarry. Part 2

The land is one huge ancient quarry. Part 2

Planet Earth is nothing more than one huge giant quarry. A quarry in which coal, copper, uranium, nickel, gold and other natural resources were mined a long time ago (or not very long ago). Striking resemblance can make a non-biased person

Moscow without people in 1867. Where are all the people?

Moscow without people in 1867. Where are all the people?

Moscow, Russia. The year is 1867. When I saw these photographs, and it is worth noting that the quality of these panoramic images shocked me, to put it mildly, taking into account the date when they were taken - 1867, the first thing I noticed is that there are no people in Moscow. Moscow