People: 8 Mysterious Archaeological Cave Findings

People: 8 Mysterious Archaeological Cave Findings

Awesome People: 8 Mysterious Archaeological Cave Findings

From an unbelievable ancient sword made from a stingray to fossils plated in armor, here are 8 unbelievable discoveries made within caves and tunnels around the world.

9 When You’re in a Cave and You Find a Foot…
While tunneling through a cave in Mount Owen in New Zealand in 1986, a research crew was astounded to come across an enormous claw with four talons, still covered by flesh and hard scaly skin. Brought out into the light, they could see that the claw belong to a bird larger than seemed possible for how recently the appendage seemed to be separated from its owner. The researchers analyzed the find and determined that it was the foot of a 3,300 year old prehistoric non-flying bird called the Moa. The Moa birds of old clocked in at the largest species of bird on the planet back in their day, looking like an overgrown, menacing ostrich. This still enormous foot belonged to a more evolved and smaller Moa, called the Upland Moa due to its geographical preference for high rocky locations. What made these claw so unique is that instead of being just a bone structure, it had a natural process of mummification so neat that it was found almost in a perfect state, as it still had all the muscles and the skin mostly intact, theorized to have happened because the Moa lived in caves, away from damaging UV rays and moisture.

8 What’s behind door number 6
Imagine: You’re in Southern India, the year is 2011, deep below a temple dedicated to the eternally sleeping incarnation of Vishnu, lies six vaults of treasure. It’s been 150 years since the vaults were last opened, until now. Tgold coins, statues of gods and goddesses studded with diamonds and other precious stones are believed to have been buried 500 years ago by the Royal Travancore family who believed themselves to be servants of its presiding deity. Managing to open 5 of the six vaults, the treasure is estimated to be worth about 22 billion dollars! No one knows the exact amount of treasure because the sixth vault has not been opened…well, sort of. It’s guarded by an thick iron door, with an intricate kind of lock seemly impossible to break or resolve. This iron door is guarded by two iron snakes that wind around an inscription that if the door is forced open, a curse of terrible origins shall fall on those who dared.

7 Lost Ancient Biblical Scrolls
The year is 1947, and three Bedouin shepherds were following an innocent lost goat as it wandered into a cave near the ancient site of Qumran, a mile from the Dead Sea. They followed their goat into the cave, where they discovered these mysterious clay jars. Upon further inspection, they realized the jars contained seven papyrus scrolls. Over the next decade, multiple excavations in multiple near
6 Armor plated fossils
During a routine dig for a subway tunnel in Buenos Aires a startling discovery of a fossil was made. The fossils found belonged to a Glyptodon – a huuuuge furry-faced armadillo-like dinosaur dated to be one million years old. The pieces were embedded in a lateral wall of the tunnel which were somewhere around 12 meters deep. These remains were nearly confused with plain cement and were moments from being destroyed with construction equipment since the shell of this dinosaur has a cement like formation. The Glyptodon was a genus of large, armored mammals, think about rhino sized… they grew to about by caves discovered an additional 981 texts dug out of 11 caves, mostly remnants of larger manuscripts, with the vast majority only holding small scraps of text. After a long process of tireless study researcher are beginning to believe the scrolls to be books of the canonical Hebrew Bible, dated from 8th century BCE and as late as the 11th century CE. The Qumran scrolls beat the then-oldest known manuscript of the Hebrew Bible by more than a thousand years.2 meters in length and weighed something like 2 tons.
5 An Old Man’s Remembered Past
90-year old Tonino Pérsico recalled a secret underground network of tunnels in which he had hid within during the fierce bombings of World War Two. Following a note written by the war veteran describing the stairways, large chambers, and passages, excavators began looking below the City of Napoli, Italy, to re-discover them. These tunnels ran as long as 1,000 meters and were used as a shelter, complete with a water cistern to hold water from the springs and an unfinished hidden passage that went straight to the Real Palace.
4 Lets go to Gouhs
3 Spray Paint of the Ancients
2 Discovery of the Mega tunnels
1 Stingray Sword

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