The most mysterious finds of archaeologists

Sometimes unusual artifacts found deep underground undermine the hypotheses we are accustomed to about the origin and development of human civilization.

Around such finds, heated debate about their origin and purpose. In our collection are presented exactly such - the most mysterious finds of archaeologists .


  • 10. Por-Bazhyn( Clay House)
  • 9. Salzburger parallelepiped
  • 8. Ural spirals
  • 7. Antikytersky mechanism
  • 6. Voynich's manuscript
  • 5. Stone balls from Costa Rica
  • 4. Baltic anomaly
  • 3. Genetic disk
  • 2. Figurine in the space suit
  • 1. Bas-reliefs in the temple of Hathor( Lamp of the Dendera)

10. Por-Bazhyn( Clay house)

One of the most mysterious structures of antiquity was found in 1891, 30 km from the capital of Mongolia. The complex was built about 1300 years ago in the middle of a mountain lake. But archaeologists have no evidence that would explain the purpose of the "Clay House" or point to the civilization that built it.

9. Salzburg parallelepiped

A metal object weighing 785 g was found in Austria in 1885 in a piece of coal, whose age ranges from 25 to 67 million years. An ideally correct form does not allow us to assume that the parallelepiped is a fragment of a meteorite. Among the admirers of the theory of extraterrestrial origin of mankind, the version about the alien nature of the find is the most popular.

8. Ural "spirals"

Spirals 3 cm in size are made of copper, tungsten and molybdenum alloy. It is possible to produce such products only by possessing a certain level of development of science and technology. At the same time, scientists estimate the spiral age at 300,000 years.

7. Antikytersky mechanism

This artifact was discovered on the wreckage of the ship sunken off the coast of Greece. The age of the find is 2 thousand years. The mechanism contains 37 gears of bronze, enclosed in a wooden case with a dial. Most likely, the mechanism was intended to calculate the motion of celestial bodies. Analogues to the device simply did not exist in ancient culture.

6. Voynich manuscript

The mysterious manuscript is written in a language that is unknown to mankind and can not be deciphered. The manuscript was discovered during the analysis of blockages in the basement of one of the Italian monasteries. The parchment on which the text is applied dates from the 15th century. The most famous cryptologists and amateurs of riddles work on decoding. But while the meaning of the Voynich manuscript remains a mystery.

5. Stone balls from Costa Rica

The purpose of these balls, made of magmatic sedimentary rocks, remains a mystery. Balls of ideal shape weigh up to 16 tons. Who, when and with what technology gave lumps an ideal shape - is unknown.

4. Baltic anomaly

A stone anomaly discovered in 2011 on the very bottom of the Baltic Sea, according to some scientists, may be the remnants of an ancient spacecraft that crashed. Although other scientists argue that the correct form of the anomaly can be the result of the movement of an ancient glacier.

3. Genetic disk

A disk with a diameter of 27 cm found in Colombia would be difficult to produce even with the use of modern technologies, since the lead from which it is made has the highest strength and at the same time a layered structure. However, more scientists are impressed by the process of fertilization of the egg and the development of life depicted on the disk.

2. Figurine in the space suit

In an ancient Egyptian tomb in the Tel el-Tabila area among the ritual figurines, one was found, not resembling any of the previously found. The creature with the head of the lizard is dressed in a suit, reminiscent of a spacesuit.

1. Bas-reliefs in the temple of Hathor( Lamp of the Dendery)

In 1969, during the excavations in Egypt, images that are surprisingly reminiscent of modern electric lamps are found. A number of enthusiastic scientists have even reconstructed mysterious lamps using modern technologies.