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.
Baltic #UFO. A UFO-shaped object was found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea on June 19, 2011. A Swedish expedition that plunged into the deep eventually surfaced with more questions than answers. The team of Swedish treasure hunters was exploring the bottom of the Baltic Sea with their sonars when they noticed a bizarre, 60 meter wide, disc-like structure at a depth of 90 meters. It is lying at the end of a 300 meter “runway”, implying that it skidded along the path before stopping.
Here is a Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city back in the 80s. The Trooper is black. Standing in front of him and touching his shield is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood and robe. I have stared at this picture and wondered what must have been going through that Trooper’s mind. Before the Trooper is an innocent child who is being taught to hate him because of the color of his skin.
“The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon”, southern France, 18th Century; This artistically designed ivory carving is contained in a molar, 10.5 cm in height, which can be separated into two halves of equal size. It opens out into two scenes depicting the infernal torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C. A legend, in much the same sense as that of the Creation, concerning the origin of…