15 April 2024 The Future is the Product of the Past

Interesting from Each Other 7 Amazing Historical Discoveries

Archaeologists signed interesting from each other and magnificent discoveries with their work in the last 20 years. Let’s take a look at 7 interesting archeology news and amazing historical discoveries.

  1. World’s oldest cheese was seen in Egypt

The ancient Tomb of Ptahmes was unearthed in the late 19th century and was forgotten. It hadn’t received that much attention. However, by 2018, it was rediscovered together with “probably the most ancient archeological solid residue of cheese ever found to date” found inside the tomb. Dating to the 13th century BCE and reported in the journal Analytical Chemistry, the cheese likely had the consistency of chèvre with a “really acidy” bite, one cheese expert told The New York Times.

  1. The oldest work of art originated in Africa.

Blombos Cave in South Africa taught us a lot about early human culture: The underground system is home to hundreds of stone tools, beads, and carved bones. But the most surprising artifact to come out? A study published in Nature magazine was an abstract artwork drawn on a rock with red ocher that caught our attention in 2018. At 73,000 years old, the doodle is believed to be the oldest known piece of abstract art in human history.

oldest-known abstract art
Blombos Cave drawing with ochre pencil on silcrete stone.Photo: Craig Foster
  1. The age of the shoes protected by stool is surprising

Even the title of the discovery is interesting isn’t it? The age of the shoes protected by stool … Our interesting story of discovery takes place in a cave in Armenia. If you want to keep your belongings for future generations, the people of prehistoric Armenia have a suggestion: poop… In 2010, archaeologists announced the discovery of a 5500-year-old leather shoe in a cave. The shoes were incredibly well-preserved thanks to the cool and dry climate of the cave. Even the laces of the shoes were still intact. However, there was another important factor; the shoes were preserved in a pile of sheep manure.

  1. Mysterious footprints in Italy

Ciampate del Diavolo in Italy is home to mysterious footprints. Locals believed that these footprints belonged to the devil. But the color changed when archaeologists got involved. It turns out that these traces, called the “Satan’s Trace”, are some of the oldest human footprints in the world. It could be nothing more than footprints left by an early hominin species walking through volcanic ash. The age of these traces was about 350,000 years.

  1. One skull can change human history

In 2015, Nature magazine described in detail an amazing discovery: a human skull in a cave. But it’s not just any skull-it’s a 60,000-year-old specimen from Israel. During that period, especially in that area, few human fossils were found. This discovery provides more support for the “African Theory”. “African Theory” is the view that modern humans originated in Africa and migrated to Europe and Asia. The researchers speculated that the specimen “may be closely related to the first modern humans who later successfully colonized Europe.” Since then, even more, ancient modern human evidence has appeared, greatly expanding our understanding of our own history.

  1. The Bedouins found the resting place of King Herod.

People in the Bible rarely make headlines. But in May 2007, a group of Israeli archaeologists discovered something directly from the “New Testament”: the final resting place of the Jewish king Herod the Great. After 35 years of searching, the local Bedouins helped researchers find the tomb and sarcophagus of the famous ruler in the desert.

  1. How old can the oldest hair be?

Those who read history see such titles all the time.The oldest in the world… The oldest in human history… One of these interesting titles is this… How old is the oldest hair ..?

For years, the oldest known human hair came from a mummy buried 9,000 years ago. But the 2009 discovery will break that record. This year, South African scientists discovered human hair that was up to 257,000 years old. The reason why they survived? You guessed it: poo. Hair was discovered in fossilized hyena droppings. This situation is really terrible, why? Because unfortunately, we have ancestors on the hyena menu.

Our article contains excerpts from 20 archaeological discoveries on Mentalfloss.com.

Related Articles

Oldest Recorded Gynecological Treatment

7 February 2021

7 February 2021

In their latest research, scientists have come across a treatment practice in a mummy from 4000 years ago, as written...

In China, 2700-Year-Old Face Cream Made from Moon Milk for Men was Found

14 February 2021

14 February 2021

At a Chinese excavation site with Chinese and German researchers, evidence of a 2,700-year-old male facial cream was found. In...

Al-Ula, The Living Museum of Ancient Arab Civilizations

12 February 2021

12 February 2021

Al-Ula oasis is located in the lush Wadi Al-Qura, or “valley of villages”, about 110 km southwest of the modern...

World’s Smallest Stegosaurus Track Found

14 March 2021

14 March 2021

The smallest trace of stegosaurus in the world that lived 155 million years ago was found. Stegosaurus, a herbivorous dinosaur,...

“Dholavira,” the settlement with the world’s oldest signboard

16 August 2021

16 August 2021

Dholavira, also known as Kotda (which means “big fort”), is one of the islands in Kutch’s vast desert. The city...

China’s 4300-Year-Old Ancient Pyramids

26 March 2021

26 March 2021

Shaanxi Province in Northwest China is famous for its rich archaeological treasures. Among the many sites discovered in Shaanxi, the...

New Dead Sea Scrolls in The Horror Cave

16 March 2021

16 March 2021

On Tuesday, Israeli archaeologists revealed dozens of recently discovered fragments of Bible text, the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were based...

Mysterious Archaeological find in Flanders Revealed to be Hernia Truss

24 May 2021

24 May 2021

The hernia truss found during the Hopmarkt excavations in Aalst, in the Belgian state of East Flanders, was a surprise...

The Historical Building Next To The Million Stone Will Sell

6 February 2021

6 February 2021

Everyone has heard of the Million Stone, which was built during the Byzantine Empire and accepted as the zero points...

New Details on Mummification Techniques

28 February 2021

28 February 2021

In ancient Egypt, embalming was considered a sacred art, and knowledge of the process was restricted to a few. Egyptologists...

People knew how to make bread 14,400 years ago

15 May 2022

15 May 2022

Archaeological finds in Jordan’s Black Desert show that humans used stone ovens to bake bread 14,400 years ago. Researchers have...

How Was the Life of Teenager in Ancient Times?

1 March 2021

1 March 2021

Youth is the same in every era. Not so hard to guess. How was your life as a teenager? You...

Ancient ‘hangover cure’ found at Israel winery excavation

11 November 2021

11 November 2021

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed an ancient amethyst ring thought to have been worn to stop hangover at the world’s largest...

World’s Oldest Settlement Plan Found in “Çatalhöyük”

15 February 2021

15 February 2021

With the beginning of the Holocene period, many lakes have dried up and have become suitable for settlement. It is...

The world’s earliest drawing of a ghost discovered in the British Museum vault

17 October 2021

17 October 2021

The world’s earliest drawing of a ghost has been unearthed in the gloomy vaults of the British Museum. The British...