7 Weirdest Ancient Artifacts That May Never Be Explained
The First Computer
The very first computing machine seems to have existed much earlier than we thought - actually 2 millennia before modern computers were invented. Such a machine, originating from Ancient Greece, resembles a clock and is referred to as the Antikythera Mechanism. As scientists revealed, the purpose of this artifact, which is believed to be associated with Archimedes, the famous engineer and astrologist, was to foresee solar eclipses and to arrange the calendar for a period of four years.
Made of bronze and are no bigger than a human fist, these strange artifacts were discovered on the territory of Germany, Italy, and France. The artifacts are a real enigma for experts, as their purpose remains a mystery. Some scientists assume that they were used for examinations, whereas others suggest they were ordinary candlesticks. What they did find is that the artifacts have various engravings, some of which are related to Zodiac.
The Engraved Stones
Back in the 1930's, a Peruvian farmer gave a rather puzzling present to a physician called Javier Cabrera – a weird stone covered in engravings. The doctor was so amazed by this andesite stone that he decided to collect more of them – 1,100, in fact. The ancient stones are believed to be approximately 500-1,500 years old and are referred to as Ica Stones. They are all engraved and the graphics include people, gods and idols, medical procedures, animals, even dinosaurs such as Triceratops and Stegosaurus.
The Ancient Hammer
In London, Texas, experts found the very first contemporary iron hammer in a stone which is assumed to be a hundred million years old. However, the exact origin of the hammer, as well as how old it actually is, has not been revealed yet; what's more, its design and material it is made of clearly confront all the historical facts and theories about Earth and humankind.