1. Baby Disposal Baths
Sewers under a Roman bathhouse contain children’s bones.
2. The Venetian Vampire
Outside Venice, stones were placed in the mouths of vampires.
3. Aztecs Sacrifices
Mutilated bodies were found outside modern-day Mexico City in 2004.
4. Terra Cotta Army
This is how Emperors are protected in the afterlife. A terracotta army was buried with the first emperor of China.
5. Screaming Mummies
The screaming mummies was a result of ancient Egyptians not strapping the chin to head during the mummification process.
6. First Leper
Leprosy victims buried outside city limits.
7. Ancient Chemical Warfare
Roman soldiers were attacked with burning sulfur and bitumen.
8. Rosetta Stone
It helps understand Egyptian hieroglyphs.
9. Diquis Spheres
It is assumed they were made a few millenniums before.
10. Grauballe Man
This mummy is incredibly well preserved that hair and nails have remained intact.
11. Desert Kites
They were used by hunters for slaughter.
12. Ancient Troy
These remains are associated with the battle of Troy.
13. Acambaro Figures
They look like both dinosaurs and humans. This was a ground shaking ‘discovery’ until they were proven to be fakes.
14. Antikythera Mechanism
It is 2000 years old compass and measures accurately.
15. Rapa Nui
It is also known as Easter Island.
16. The Tomb of Sunken Skulls
In Sweden, the skulls had stakes in their skull.
17. Piri Reis Map
A map with an accurate display of world coastlines.
18. Nazca Lines
Found in early 1900’s they are attributed to Nazca being good surveyors.
19. Dead Sea Scrolls
Early copies of biblical documents.
20. Mount Owen Moa
The claw was a prehistoric bird.
21. Voynich Manuscript
The above manuscripts are the early 15th century in Italy and are considered mysterious.
22. Gobekli Tepe
These seemingly simple rocks are 9000 years old and were discovered in 1994 as an old settlement.
The rock slabs are close in Peru that was formerly a capital of the Inca Empire.
24. Baghdad Battery
Jars had been found next to Baghdad, Iraq and a curator made an assumption was made that they were galvanic cells and batteries.
25. Headless Vikings of Dorset
Bodies of beheaded Vikings were found by Dorset workers. The circumstances are yet to be identified.
These are 25 of the most interesting archeological discoveries, thanks to government grants and support from well-wishers archeologists were able to study, dig up, and or make these discoveries. Archeology is integral to understanding human history and the world, therefore, the continued support to unearth the secrets of the past.
So, it is not only the Mercedes Benz Museum which has interesting displays, make a visit to a museum of natural history or one of the sites and you will be awed by these discoveries.