10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

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Archeology is a fascinating subject. It has helped us understand the history of many cultures around the globe. It’s the reason why we know our origins and have a good understanding of how our world has progressed.

On top of all that, it also helps us to connect to people from the past. When we look at the work they’ve done, the craftsmanship of the objects, and the beauty of portraits and statues, we feel kinship and understanding. It allows us to relate to them on a new level. The pictures of artifacts and features in the list below do this perfectly. Scroll down to admire these wonderful findings.

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10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#1 10,000-Year-Old Giraffe Engravings In The Sahara Desert

Archeology itself involves a lot of very intentional work. It’s planned, meticulous, and organized. However, there have been quite a few significant findings in history that were made completely by accident.

One such lucky accident was the discovery of the Terracotta Army in Lintong County, China. It was discovered by a group of farmers in 1974 when the area was facing an extended drought and the crops were suffering. 

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#2 This 14th Century Door At Exeter Cathedral, UK, Is Thought To Be The Oldest Existing Cat Flap

A cat was paid a penny each week, to keep down the rats and mice in the north tower, and a cat flap was cut into the door below the astronomical clock to allow the cat to carry out its duties.
Records of payments were entered in the Cathedral archives from 1305 to 1467, the penny a week being enough to buy food to supplement a heavy diet of rodents.

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#3 A 7000-6000 Year-Old Burial Of A Young Woman (Aged Around 20 At The Time Of Her Death) And Her Newborn Baby From Vedbaek, Denmark

By her head, 200 red deer teeth and a bone hairpin, as well as red deer hooves which came from a skin that was wrapped around her. The child is cradled in the wing of a swan with 2 flint knives at its hip, suggesting the baby was a boy. It’s thought the pair died together in childbirth.

One of the farmers, Yang Zhifa, together with his five brothers Yang Wenhai, Yang Yanxin, Yang Quanyi, Yang Peiyan, and Yang Xinam, and the neighbor Wang Puzhi decided that they had to do something about it. So, they decided to dig a well. After all, the area was known for its underground springs.

They chose a small wooded area in the south of their village and started digging. Five days and 164 feet later, Zhifa was surprised to find a terracotta head staring at him from the bottom of the well. He immediately contacted the authorities who rushed archeologists to the site.

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#4 Mouse Eating A Nut. Roman Mosaic (200 Bc). Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Rome

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#5 Ancient Bridge

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#6 This 1500-Year-Old Cave In India Was Carved Out Of A Giant Rock

The discovery changed Zhifa’s life. He was offered a reward for finding the site that equaled his annual income, 300 yuan. But that wasn’t all. Zhifa continued to bask in the glory of this finding for years, signing books at the Terracotta Army souvenir shop for 300 yuan per month. In other words, while he was looking for water, he found gold.

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#7 A Roman Toddler's Footprint In A Red Clay Tile, Imprinted As It Was Drying ~2000 Years Ago. Vaison-La-Romaine (Ancient Vasio Vocontiorum)

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#8 Mosaics Of A Roman Villa Found Under A Vineyard In Italy

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#9 Roman Glass Jug With A Smaller Glass Jug Inside. A So-Called Joke Jar That Shows The Skill Of The Glassmaker

Probably made in a workshop in Cologne, found in burial in Stein am Rhein, #Switzerland, 4th c. AD.

Another significant accidental 20th-century finding is the discovery of the Lascaux Cave near Montignac village in southwestern France. It happened on September 12th, 1940. Marcel Ravidat, an 18-year-old at the time, was walking his dog Robot around the area when the four-legged buddy showed interest in a hole left by a recently uprooted tree.

10 Fascinating Archeological Finds We Are Lucky Enough To Witness, As Shared On This FB Group

#10 10th Century House In Iran

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