Our planet is super diverse and filled with so many places that seem like a fantasy. Some of these places we know for a fact are real; others, on the contrary, are only mythical. Here is a list of Discoveries That Could Change the Past.
1. STONEHENGE – For decades, Stonehenge was considered to be a remote location of Ancient Rituals. From myths of magic to alien visits, very little was known about its discovery until the startling discovery by David Jacques.
In 2013 he discovered Aurochs bones (Wild OX that inhabited Europe, Asia, and North Africa). Further, he also discovered that perhaps Stonehenge was closer to civilization by carbon-dating, thus forcing Historians to reconsider their past assumptions.
2. Area 51- Very little was known about this place, and it was considered a lore product. But thanks to the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, the existence of Area 51 came under the spotlight. It is actually a military base dedicated to training and testing.
Many facts, evidence, and data show that the remains of crashed UFO spacecraft are stored at this place. The area, as well as its details, are classified for National Security.
3. Gautam Buddha’s Birthday- The age of Buddha and his actual birthday was a mystery until recently when there was an archaeological expedition at the Holy man’s suspected birthplace. He was thought to have been born around 563 B.C E. But the expedition in Nepal revealed that Buddha most likely lived in the 6th century after discovering a Timber Structure and a tree trunk under a brick temple.
It is believed that Gautama Buddha was born under a tree.
4. Ardi- Discovered in 1994, it is 4.4 million years old. The oldest skeleton on earth. The Ardi is believed to be the oldest ancestor of men, with neither human nor chimp’s unique anatomy. Thus forcing the scientists to rethink our origins.
5. Australia– This will really leave you astounded. In 1974 a set of coins were discovered and were sent to a museum in 1979. Maurie Isenberg sent those coins along with a map (Marked “X”- highlighting the place he found it).
After carefully analyzing those coins, it was found that the coins dated back to the years 900 – 1300, which means that James Cook didn’t actually discover Australia.
6. James Town- Location of the first settlement of England in North America. The natives there actually practiced Cannibalism to survive the harsh weather conditions. But there wasn’t much archaeological data supporting this theory until 2008. William Kelso and his team discovered a female skull with cuts and markings that proved the practice of Cannibalism.
7. Gobleki Tepe- A mountainous civilization discovered in 1960 was originally thought to be a Medieval Cemetery. But, in 2008, Klaus Schmidt found markings on several large stones. The turning point is, the stones are 11,000 years old, way before tools were discovered.
This discovery defies the concept that Stonehenge was the oldest civilization in the world.
8. Richard III – The king who ruled England from 1483-1485 died at the Battle Of Bosworth.
But his body had never been found until 2012 when some remains were found underneath a parking lot in Leicester, which is believed to be King Richard III’s remains. Thus confirming his death as well as collecting valuable genetic data on the former monarch.
I hope these discoveries from the past were as surprising to you as they were to me. If you know of any more of such discoveries from the past, please share them with us in the comment section below.