Archaeological Discoveries

I am enlisting down the fascinating archaeological discoveries from 2018. They were the most surprising amongst all and made an effect on the number of innovations which might come into light in the future.

Massive Sarcophagus;

There was a solid black colored sarcophagus found, buried deep under the ground with a skeleton of a woman and two of men. After analyzing them carefully, the women were in her 20s and men in their 30s. The woman had some jewelry on, around her neck. It is still skeptical how did they reach there in the very first place, but with snake inscription on the women’s necklace might depict something, which can only be known after more studying.

Ancient comics;

A comic was discovered from a tomb from the 2nd century. It has some inscriptions, depicting how it was to be there at the nearby city Capitolias. There were some creatures drawn of some gods, people and some animals. There was also an explanation with what exactly is portrayed through those pictures.

Viking sword in the Mediterranean;

The Viking sword was ascertained which is analyzed to be around 1000 years old. The sword gives out two possibilities, a soldier with the sword was stopped from entering a foreign land, or it belongs to a Viking who later settled into the city itself.

Human Faced Stone;

Found by a professor from Istanbul claims that the stone is not naturally carved into a human face but is intentionally carved into one. This is believed to be a significant discovery as it can result in more discoveries uncovering the pre-historic Istanbul times.

Clues of First Americans;

There was a DNA test held on a few samples of around 49 people from ancient times. As the tests carried it revealed many mysteries. The oldest fossil was found to be a sample from 11,000 years back. The studies show, there was a vast mobilizing of population occurred 9000 years ago, might be because of some event. And that event remains a mystery.

World’s oldest beer brewery;

According to recently discover a cave is found in Israel with meshed wheat and barley, which are essential for the brewing are located in the cave pits. The archaeologists believe that the beer was brewed 13000 years ago, for some funeral.

World’s oldest cheese;

How funky does this sound? A broken clay jar is found in Egypt, which is filled with cheese. The cheese is believed to be formed out of the cow’s, sheep and goat’s milk. The pot was found in the tomb of Ptahmes.

Massive Child Sacrifice;

The fossils of around 140 children along with 200 llamas was found in the regions of Peru. The children were analyzed to be between around5-11. It was studied that mostly no kid tried to escape, signs differ in case of llamas though. Few kids even were found with the sample, showing their hearts ripped off.

Top Ten World’s Heritage places!

World’s Heritage centers are those, which are selected by UNESCO itself. These Heritages are known for having the cultural, scientific and historical significances and still restores the beliefs. These places must already be a recognized and culture approved and also must be unique in some way, be it geographically or historically. These heritages are selected through a nomination process, where countries list out their historical and unusual places and put into the entries called Tentative List. After all the seats go through a procedure, the best amongst are UNESCO approved, like The high wall of China and Machu Picchu are the most famous heritages with the strong historical and archaeological background.

Listing down the other top eight heritages of the world:

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt;

How fascinating it gets when we watch a movie featuring a mummy and realizing there is a whole place with tombs with the number of mummies buried inside. It is believed, the great rulers when used to die, their bodies were preserved, and each pyramid is supposed to be a tomb. This idea of Egyptian tomb was established in 2560 BC according to Pharaoh Khufu, an Egyptian.

Taj Mahal, India;

Believed to signify true love, Taj Mahal also is a tomb, dedicated to the queen Mumtaz by King Shah Jahaan. Taj Mahal was constructed as a memorial as a giant charnel house with white marbles. Taj Mahal remains a treat to the eyes with the grace it still stands.

Chichen Itza, Mexico;

 

Chicken Itza is known to be a Columbian city in ancient times. It was built by Maya people of time from the classic period. Itza named under the influence of ‘enchanter of water.’ The city is an excellent example of diffusion of culture, the town being a pure form of representation from the times of Maya people looking through the generation of Non-Maya. The city was developed from 750 to 900 AD, and the final chart was submitted in 900AD.

Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island;

Rapa Nui Is taken from Polynesia to refer to Easter Island. This UNESCO approved heritage is a part of the list since 1995. This national park is famous for 887 astonishing statues standing all posh and named as ‘moai.’ The park graces itself in the southeast part of the Pacific Ocean.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia;

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Angkor was initially a Hindu temple, which was then converted into a Buddhist temple. This temple is known as the biggest temple in the world. Later turned in mausoleum was built by Khmer king Suryavarman 2 during the early 12th century. The temple is the heart of the country, and even appears on the flag of Cambodia.

Mont Saint Michel, France;

The heritage is located on the island Mont-Saint-Michel which is situated on the mouth Couesnon River. Sparsely populated, the island was reportedly has a population of not more than 75 but ironically is tourist place, with a footfall of more than a million people over a year.

Acropolis of Athens, Greece;

Acropolis is known to be the most renowned citadel of Athens, and it encompasses the residuals of ancient and most iconic buildings which have a great historical and architectural significance. Kylon controlled the heritage during the late 7th century BC.

Bagan City, Myanmar;

The city of temples. With over 10,000 Buddhist temples, this city as vibes like no other. Being the capital of Pagan kingdom in the 9th century, the territory became the first one to unite the regions which eventually became modern Myanmar.

World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18th April every year. I am very sure, not much of us remember this day. But this is as important as any other celebration. This day signifies the restored culture and heritage. It is a celebration of human heritage perseverance and for all the organizations linked along. The International Council of Monuments dedicated this day in 2016 to the individual efforts of preserving the heritage, maintaining the monuments and culture related together. UNESCO selects the heritages amongst the list submitted by all the countries, enlisting all the heritages, famous and unique in the historical and geographical significance. Monuments with strong archaeological background play a significant role in tourist enhancement. UNESCO has been doing the same, since 1983. The Idea of celebrating this day was originated in Saudi Arabia in 2013. The country celebrated this day as a celebration of human heritage and cultural preserve.

This day is also about spreading the awareness of how important it is to preserve the heritage who received an honor to be enlisted as pronounced heritage. The heritage sites are visible form of displaying the diversity in culture, how everything has evolved and what efforts are being taken to conserve them all.

 

Enlisting a few significant reasons, why we should celebrate this day:

We must appreciate the time and efforts the organizations put into to maintain and conserve the heritage sites. With all kind of population visiting the sites, every day there happens some damage, which requires time and money to repair.

It encourages people to preserve their culture and heritage. The world is as beautiful as diverse it is. The world is full of customs, traditions, and beliefs. These heritage sites preserve these cultures and beliefs in ancient times. They are the sites, standing still with all the believes and traditions to acquire.

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These ancient sites have the most reliable way of telling the stories. These stories have a relevance proving them to be realistic and not fictional. With all the archaeological effects and historical events, the story becomes all the more fascinating. The children start admiring it more with all the artifacts preserved and the monuments to unveil and explore.

The heritage becomes a tourist site. It gives you a chance to explore the classic tales of ancient times. These sites let you see through the evolution taking place rapidly. It clearly shows the difference in architecture which has been adopted in time. With a diverse culture, it always stands still displaying the beauty of its own and saves it from diminishing with modern times.

When these sites, encourages the tourists, the city gets a source of income. With tourists, there comes a chance of increasing the business. Tourism always adds value to not only the site but also to the people nearby.