Our planet is millions of years old and has seen hundreds of ancient civilizations come and go in its many eras. So it’s not implausible to think that there are secrets and clues of those forgone eras, just waiting for us to find.
Most of us are curious about the secrets of these long-gone societies — but discovering those secrets doesn’t mean we mean we immediately understand what they mean. Oftentimes, finding these landmarks can create more questions than we had before.
Here are 10 incredible discoveries that no one can figure out to this day.
1. Antikythera Mechanism
Found 115 years ago in the sunken wreckage of a Greek cargo ship that is at least 2,000 years old, this ancient bronze artifact contains a maze of interlocking gears and is etched in mysterious characters. Archaeologists right away thought the device was used for navigational purposes, and recently they’ve determined it’s a highly intricate astronomical calendar.
Although experts may have cracked how the device was used, they’re still boggled by how it was made; this is the sophisticated device ever found from that period. It would take another 1,000 years to discover something this advanced.
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