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Our Mysteries category includes several subcategories relevant to this topic: Artifacts, Ancient Civilizations, Architectural Mysteries, Modern Mysteries, and History and Culture.
Many fascinating ancient mysteries still baffle the scientific community and excite the imaginations of those passionate about the ancient civilizations that have influenced human history.
Despite modern means and research techniques, we must accept that certain secrets are difficult to explain, and countless questions still await their answers.
Humankind's hard struggle with the unimaginable, the unknown, and the unthinkable is, perhaps, similar to the impossible task of Sisyphus, who was doomed to push the same rock up the mountain every day for eternity.
The generally accepted variant is the theory of human evolution, which explains how modern man evolved from apes over hundreds of thousands of years.
The evolution is continuous, characterized by numerous evolutionary stages that allowed primitive man to advance gradually towards increasingly advanced stages of civilization.
Archeologists believe agriculture appeared 10,000 years ago; the ancients wrote the first texts about 6-7,000 years ago, and metalworking became a common occupation 5-6,000 years ago.
But everything we know today is rough approximates, and recent archaeological evidence contradicts the generally accepted "truths" about our history.
For instance, a recent discovery in Turkey shook the beliefs of many. Archeologists discovered, deep beneath what was believed to be one of the oldest human settlements, another ancient city built by an unknown civilization. How is that even possible?
Thus, an increasing number of scientists and historians began questioning whether Sumerians indeed were the first civilization to discover the secrets of writing. Others believe that the imposing Egyptian pyramids and the enigmatic sphinx are thousands of years older than first thought.
Strange objects, artifacts, and mysterious structures that archaeologists say "shouldn't have existed based on what we know about human history" are discovered daily.
And when they are carbon-dated, the results are shocking, revealing that some artifacts are hundreds of thousands or even millions of years old!
The term artifacts refer to old objects of inestimable historical importance, but also to lesser-known objects called by experts Out of Place Artifacts (OOPARTS).
OOPARTS are strange artifacts found in places where they should not be, based on the historical context (for instance, metal objects discovered under ancient settlements dating from the Stone Age, when people did not know how to work with metal).
Introduced as a concept by American-born cryptozoologist and naturalist Ivan T. Sanderson, the Out of Place Artifacts continue to fascinate and raise numerous questions. Their very existence is analyzed with great caution and restraint in scientific circles.
Furthermore, those who support the idea of Out of Place Artifacts receive the stigmata of "preachers of foolish ideas that mix creationism with ancient aliens (ancient astronauts) theories, the cyclicality of civilizations, time travel, and parallel universes.
But we understand that acknowledging the existence of these artifacts means admitting the possibility of an alternative history. Thus, Paleolithic people could have possessed advanced knowledge of mathematics, geometry, topography, architecture, cartography, and metallurgy.
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