Mysterious discoveries

On Earth, almost no white spots. But almost every year we read about sensational finds made by archaeologists. About the most mysterious of them, secrets which are yet to be disclosed, says a new German book.

Much in the book “Things that could not be” perceived ambiguously. Already Chapter titles: “Shot Neanderthal”, “Antique computer”, “Ancient aliens” and so forth, cause distrust. But quite bold in some of his conclusions, the author Reinhard Habeck (Habeck Reinhard), as a rule, adheres strictly to the facts.For example, he very carefully describes was found in the early twentieth century on the seabed close to the small Greek island of Antikythera a subject that many (and not only Habeck) called “ancient computer”.

Fragments of “ancient computer”

An astrolabe from the bottom of the sea

Model, exhibited in the German Museum in Munich, shows that it is a very complex mechanism consisting of multiple gears of different sizes linked together in different planes. Most “computer” is reminiscent of a modern astrolabe. It allows you to keep track of the solar and lunar calendars to calculate the trajectory of planets and to determine the position of the stars. This is not surprising today, but “the mechanism of Antikythera” was assembled in periodid 150-m and 100-m years BC!

What genius was able in those days to create such a complicated astrolabe, remains a mystery. According to experts, the level of knowledge of this unknown Greek designer lived up to that, which was achieved only in the Middle ages!

Aliens from outer space?

Such unexplained findings, as the author of the book “Things that could not be”, often suggesting the idea of aliens from outer space, which, they say, introduced the earthlings, being then on a much lower level of development, with the benefits of technological progress of a highly developed civilization. With all the skepticism in regard to such hypotheses, we must admit that some artifacts hard to find a more rational explanation.

German engineers with current models of the “Golden planes”

In one of the chapters of the book, for example, describes gold charms five hundred years ago, discovered in Colombia. Some of them are kept in Germany, in the Bremen Museum of America. They look like small (from two to five inches long) gold. planes. Most likely, these pendants worn on the breast, had religious significance. The skeptics say that we are probably dealing here with stylized images of insects, birds or crocodiles with wings, but no direct analogues in nature, these items do not have. The deltoid wing, vertical tail plane, horizontal Elevator, – all this is much more typical for aircraft. But as he got into the civilization of Tolima, the representatives of which lived in South America even before its discovery by Columbus?!

The mystery of this artifact prompted one of the American scientists to conduct experiments in a wind tunnel, and found that “pendants” can really fly. And in 1997, three German engineers – Algund Enbom (Algund Eenboom), Peter Belting (Peter Belting) and Conrad Lubbers (Conrad Lübbers) – built in scale of 16:1 model of ancient airplanes. Long tests have shown that they have a completely modern performance.

Awning with cholelithiasis

Another mysterious discovery, described in the book of Habeck, is found in China, the mummy, the era of the Han dynasty. We are talking about belonged to the Chinese aristocracy “Marquise” (as it’s commonly called) by the name of Xin chzhuy. She was the wife of the Chancellor, and died in 160 BC at the age of about 50 years. Buried her sumptuously. In the tomb of Xin chzhuy found more than three thousand items that were supposed to provide her with a comfortable life and in the afterlife: from earthenware and lacquer ware to clothing and musical instruments. Thirty favorite dishes matrons were neatly laid out on bamboo boxes along with recipes for their preparation.

Some three thousand of the burial gifts

Tightly wrapped in a thin silk cloth body “awnings” was lying in a painted sarcophagus, nested in three other on the principle of Russian dolls. Each sarcophagus was covered with a thick layer of varnish that protected the mummy from the ravages of time, groundwater and bacteria. Amazing the preservation of the embalmed body Xin chzhuy became the main sensation and the great secret of the tomb. Swaddled, like a cocoon, the body was lying in a yellowish liquid, which Chinese academics have called the “elixir of life”. First of all, thanks to it the skin Blue Chzhuy and after two thousand years after her burial has not lost elasticity, joint mobility, preserved internal organs and in veins was found the blood!

Unfortunately, precisely the structure of “elixir of life” and failed. But if we talk about the secrets uncovered, the amazing preservation of mummies has allowed a very high degree of accuracy to determine how she lived and died the ancient matron. The lifestyle she led unhealthy.

The mummy “awnings” Xin chzhuy

With an increase of 1 m 54 cm Blue Chzhuy weighed 75 pounds – very much. “Sweet life” is clearly not benefited the wife of the Prime Minister. She suffered today by many well-known diseases of civilization. In addition to overweight, she has found the narrowing of the coronary vessels, gallstones, osteoporosis, intervertebral hernia, and parasites in the gut. But, as shown by anthropological reconstruction of the face, a beautiful woman – at least, in his youth.

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