Archaeology has always found a soft spot in my heart. While I’m not a huge fan of many of the conclusions “scientists” draw from their discoveries, some of them are spot on. For those who don’t know, nearly everything that’s presented as “fact” about archaeological discoveries are actually speculations based on other speculations based on other spec… you get the picture.
This list from Origins Explained is no different. Their channel is often riddled with false conclusions and an anti-Biblical worldview, but some of their videos are actually interesting and informative. Just don’t get lost in their politics.
This latest video shows discovered artifacts that baffle scientists. Included on the list are:
8. The Piri Reis Map
The real mystery here is how the map is so accurate despite being too old to have such knowledge. It even shows Antarctica as an inhabitable land without ice.
7. The Baghdad Battery
This is either completely misunderstood, in which case it’s not a battery at all, or it really was a battery that we can’t fully understand today. Interesting that they’re now missing.
6. The Sanxingdui Jade
We don’t know who made them, but whoever it was, they had great taste.
5. The Voynich Manuscript
Historians have been trying to figure out what the heck this is for decades. It’s painstakingly handwritten in a language nobody understands with illustrations of things that nobody can identify.
4. The Saggara Bird
Of all the items on the list, this is the least interesting. It’s a bird. It looks like a bird, and despite the tail being shaped differently it does not indicate the ancient Egyptians mastered flight. Sorry.
3. Dropa Stones
Some say this is proof of an alien presence on the earth thousands of years ago. Whatever happened to them after the Russians lost them is probably the bigger mystery.
2. The Antikythera Mechanism
Few artifacts point to the notion that ancient civilizations were more technologically advanced than we give them credit for than the Antikythera Mechanism. It’s absolutely amazing in its technical advancements and, if authentic, should raise many more questions about our true history.
1. The London Hammer
Scientists have come up with many theories about how this could have gotten into the limestone despite not being millions of years old. Of course, Bible-believers realize it’s evidence that geology doesn’t always give us a clear picture of what happened in the past.
There’s something magical about looking through the lens of history at old artifacts that seem inexplicable. It can make us think, which is enough incentive to watch videos like these instead of the latest episode of Luther.