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The Antikythera mechanism. Salvaged from an ancient shipwreck c. 1900. Ignored for years but then x-reayed to discover it was full of cogs despite being 2000 years old - 1700 years before the 'first' metal cogs were used. A reconstruction of the box showed that it tracked the motions of the stars and planets, with incredible accuracy. It was inscribed with text that has been 95% deciphered, but this translation has never been released.

400 Million Year Old Machine Found in Russia. RUSSIA. In the remote Kamchatka peninsula (map below), 200 km from Tigil, University of St. Petersburg archaeologists discovered a strange fossil. The authenticity of the find has been certified. According archaeologist Yuri Golubev, occurs that, in this case the discovery surprised scientists by its nature, at least - unusual, able to change history (or pre-history). It is not the first time that is an artifact, an ancient object, something…

Olive Oatman was "the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States..." ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family. On the journey, the family were ambushed by a Native American tribe, who killed all but Olive, her Sister (who lated died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). After being sold to another tribe, as a slave, she was tattooed (tattoo) and taken in as "one of their own". She was 'rescued' 5 years later.

The rock carved tombs of Mada’in Saleh in Saudi Arabia (by Eric Lafforgue).

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer designed to calculate astronomical positions. It was recovered in 1900–1901 from the Antikythera wreck. However, its significance and complexity were not understood until decades later. The construction has been dated to the early 1st century BCE. Technological artifacts of similar complexity and workmanship did not reappear until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks were built in Europe. modern reconstruction at…


On the bank of Mures River in Transylvania, near the city of Aiud, in 1974, an aluminum wedge was found among 20,000 year-old Mastdon bones, encased in one millimeter thick layer of oxides that shows it to be at least 300-400 years old. Aluminum is always found mixed with other metals but it was pure aluminum. This 300 year old artifact is anomalous because aluminium was not discovered until 1808 and not produced in quantity until 1885. It's still under research at an undisclosed location.


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Luxor, Egypt

Chino, Nagano, Japan, c. 2000 B.C.E. detail