This Mysterious 2,000-Year-Old Mechanism Is the World’s First Computer
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This Mysterious 2,000-Year-Old Mechanism Is the World’s First Computer

An amazing device, created by Greek scientists 2,000 years ago, is the world's first computer. What is the story behind this extraordinary mechanism and its hidden mysteries? The Antikythera Mechanism has been a base of research for more than a century. This complex device, which is considered to be the…

This Is the Story Behind the Terracotta Army in Xi’an

The Terracotta Army, also known as The Terracotta Warriors, is one of the most important archaeological sites worldwide. This subterranean standing guard reveals the mysteries of ancient China that date back more than 2,000 years ago. Just as many other great discoveries, the Terracotta Army was discovered by accident in…

Arkaim: This Mysterious Prehistoric City in Russia May Be Older Than Stonehenge

Apart from a unique historical monument of the Middle Bronze Age, Arkaim is known as one of the strongest "anomaly zones" in Russia. But when, why and by whom was this prehistoric site of unusual circles constructed? Arkaim (Аркаим in Russian) is located north of the Russian borders with Kazakhstan,…

The Lost City of Ciudad Perdida and Its Mysteries

Ciudad Perdida is an amazing historical site and an important part of Colombia's cultural heritage. What’s the story behind this unique construction in the middle of the Colombian jungle? The erstwhile thriving civilization of Ciudad Perdida left behind a deserted city located in the world’s highest coastal mountain range, in…

5 Intriguing Theories That Explain the Mystery of Stonehenge

Stonehenge, the prehistoric stone circle monument in southern England, has always been one of the unexplained mysteries of the world. Thousands of people visit it every year, trying to figure out the purpose of this massive construction. Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, began as a simple earthwork enclosure in 3.100 B.C.…

This Prehistoric Underground Temple Hides the Mystery of Elongated Skulls

The only known prehistoric underground temple worldwide is located in Malta. Dating back to 5.000 B.C, "Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni" or simply "Hypogeum", from the Greek word hypo (under) and gaia (mother earth) is an underground construction, which consists of interconnecting chambers in three levels. Hypogeum, carved into 2.000 tons…

5 Fantastic Ancient Inventions Lost in the Mist of Time

We always think that technology is now at its highest peak and advancing rapidly, because the research restrictions that plagued it in the past, have been lifted. Yet, we constantly discover inventions of as far back as the ancient times that puzzle us, not only because we cannot understand how…

Is Stonehenge a Giant Musical Instrument, or an Ancient Church Bell?

One of the most mysterious places in the world is Stonehenge. Why? Well, according to many stricken with a mad curiosity, Stonehenge is much more than a passing interest – it holds the secrets of connection. Much more than that – it is said that Stonehenge is a giant musical instrument.…