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Out of Place Artifacts – “2.8 Billion” Year Old Spheres The spheroid he has on exhibit slowly rotates on its axis by its own power, while locked in its display case and free of outside vibrations.

Out of Place Artifacts – “2.8 Billion” Year Old Sphere’s – Strange Unexplained Mysteries

Roman dodecahedra

The Enigma of the Roman Dodecahedra

No one knows what a Roman dodecahedron was used for but there are many creative hypotheses!

Twenty-sided die (icosahedron) with faces inscribed with Greek letters

Twenty-sided die (icosahedron) with faces inscribed with Greek letters | Ptolemaic Period–Roman Period | The Met

Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910

The Mystery of the 2nd and 3rd Century Roman Dodecahedron....Page 49

The Mystery of the 2nd and 3rd Century Roman Dodecahedron....Page 49

Researchers are uncovering fragments of medieval texts used in early book binding

X-Rays Reveal "Hidden Library" on the Spines of Early Books

Researchers are uncovering fragments of medieval texts used in early book binding

The Mystery Stone of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire is an egg shaped artifact found in 1872. The origins and purpose of the artifact are still unknown -- there are no other known objects bearing similar markings or design. The stone is currently on display at the Museum of New Hampshire History.

Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone

The Mystery Stone of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire is an egg shaped artifact found in 1872. The origins and purpose of the artifact are still unknown

Skeleton found in well confirms Viking Saga

Skeleton found in well confirms Viking Saga

Archaeologists working in Trondheim in Norway are amazed by the discovery of a human skeleton in the bottom of an abandoned castle well. The skeleton provides evidence that confirms dramatic historical events mentioned in the Sagas. Archaeologists working in the well [Credit: The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research] The location and contents of the well are mentioned in Sverre’s Saga, a chronicle of one of the kings of Norway, and one of very few historical manuscripts…

Public invited to fill in gaps about obscure English buildings | Art and design | The Guardian  Tattershall Casle in Lincolnshire

Public invited to fill in gaps about obscure English buildings

Historic England hopes to breathe life into structures such as a Leicestershire gibbet post and a ducking stool in Canterbury

Archaeologists test the water of the Crystal Linga

Crystal Shiva Linga found among Artifacts at Candi Sukuh, Central Java

A Crystal Shiva Linga was discovered during the restoration of Candi Sukuh Pyramid in Central Java. The rare finding was amongst other ancient artifacts. Candi Sukuh is a 15th century Pyramid shaped Hindu Temple located in Central Java, Indonesia. Other stone monuments were also uncovered at the site.

Rongorongo is a system of mysterious glyphs discovered written on various artifacts on Easter Island. The glyphs remain undecipherable and many believe they may contain information about the statue-building Easter Island civilization.

10 of the World's Biggest Unsolved Mysteries

Codes, puzzles and cryptic public art tease us with their intrigue. Here's our list of 10 of the world's most cryptic unsolved mysteries and codes.

The mysterious Alesha Sivartha had a formidable collection of phrenology maps.

Map Your Murderousness With These 19th-Century Brain Charts

The mysterious Alesha Sivartha had a formidable collection of phrenology maps.

fear-gorta literally means "Man of hunger" this supernatural being roams the earth in the form of an emaciated man during the times of famine.He begs for food and bestows good fortune on those who help him.

Beyond Leprechauns: 7 Creatures Of Irish Folklore

The leprechaun is one of the world's most recognized mythical creatures. In Irish folklore, leprechauns were believed to be solitary tricksters who mended shoes and might grant you three wishes. But there's more to Irish mythology than that. If you're interested in even more mythic creatures from the Emerald Isle, keep reading.

A recently unearthed mummy equipped with a well-preserved pair of ‘Adidas sneaker’ has intrigued archaeologists and conspiracy theorists alike. While some

1,500-Year-Old Mummy Wearing 'Adidas Sneakers' Believed to be a Time Traveler

A recently unearthed mummy equipped with a well-preserved pair of 'Adidas sneaker' has intrigued archaeologists and conspiracy theorists alike. While some consider it to be only a lucky find, others have brought conclusive arguments as to why this could be the remnants of an actual time traveler. Time travel has always been a fascinating topic, especially in present days when this concept doesn't look so futuristic after all. With our current development in technology, we can dream of…

Monymusk reliquary

Glenmorangie Research Project: Monymusk reliquary

The Monymusk reliquary is arguably the most important piece of early Christian metalwork to survive in Scotland. It is also one of the most iconic objects in National Museums Scotland's archaeology collections. As part of the Glenmorangie Research Project we are currently revisiting this most fascinating find, looking again at how the reliquary is constructed … Continued