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Cubanjoe

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9 most puzzling ancient artifacts
« on: May 19, 2010, 01:58:24 PM »
9 most puzzling ancient artifacts

1.The Groved Spheres Klerksdorp sphere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klerksdorp_sphere
Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. Origin unknown, these spheres measure approximately an inch or so in diameter, and some are etched with three parallel grooves running around the equator. Two types of spheres have been found: one is composed of a solid bluish metal with flecks of white; the other is hollowed out and filled with a spongy white substance. The kicker is that the rock in which they where found is Precambrian - and dated to 2.8 billion years old! Who made them and for what purpose is unknown.

2.The Dropa Stones The Dropa Stone Discs
http://www.crystalinks.com/dropa.html
In 1938, an archeological expedition led by Dr. Chi Pu Tei into the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains of China made an astonishing discovery in some caves that had apparently been occupied by some ancient culture. Buried in the dust of ages on the cave floor were hundreds of stone disks. Measuring about nine inches in diameter, each had a circle cut into the center and was etched with a spiral groove, making it look for all the world like some ancient phonograph record some 10,000 to 12,000 years old. The spiral groove, it turns out, is actually composed of tiny hieroglyphics that tell the incredible story of spaceships from some distant world that crash-landed in the mountains. The ships were piloted by people who called themselves the Dropa, and the remains of whose descendents, possibly, were found in the cave.

3.The Ica Stones Ica stones
http://www.skepdic.com/icastones.html
In the 1930s, Dr. Javier Cabrera, a medical doctor, received a gift of a strange stone from a local farmer. Dr. Cabrera was so intrigued that he collected more than 1,100 of these andesite stones, which are estimated to be between 500 and 1,500 years old and have become known collectively as the Ica Stones. The stones bear etchings, many of which are sexually graphic (which was common to the culture); some picture idols and others depict such practices as open-heart surgery and brain transplants. The most astonishing etchings, however, clearly represent dinosaurs - brontosaurs, triceratops (see photo), stegosaurus and pterosaurs. While skeptics consider the Ica Stones a hoax, their authenticity has neither been proved or disproved.

4.The Antikythera Mechanism Antikythera Mechanism
http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/
A perplexing artifact was recovered by sponge-divers from a shipwreck in 1900 off the coast of Antikythera, a small island that lies northwest of Crete. The divers brought up from the wreck a great many marble and and bronze statues that had apparently been the ship's cargo. Among the findings was a hunk of corroded bronze that contained some kind of mechanism composed of many gears and wheels. Writing on the case indicated that it was made in 80 B.C., and many experts at first thought it was an astrolabe, an astronomer's tool. An x-ray of the mechanism, however, revealed it to be far more complex, containing a sophisticated system of differential gears. Gearing of this complexity was not known to exist until 1575! It is still unknown who constructed this amazing instrument 2,000 years ago or how the technology was lost.

5. The Baghdad Battery Baghdad Battery
http://www.unmuseum.org/bbattery.htm
Today batteries can be found in any grocery, drug, convenience and department store you come across. Well, here's a battery that's 2,000 years old! Known as the Baghdad Battery, this curiosity was found in the ruins of a Parthian village believed to date back to between 248 B.C. and 226 A.D. The device consists of a 5-1/2-inch high clay vessel inside of which was a copper cylinder held in place by asphalt, and inside of that was an oxidized iron rod. Experts who examined it concluded that the device needed only to be filled with an acid or alkaline liquid to produce an electric charge. It is believed that this ancient battery might have been used for electroplating objects with gold. If so, how was this technology lost... and the battery not rediscovered for another 1,800 years?

6. The Coso Artifact Coso Artifact
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/coso.html
While mineral hunting in the mountains of California near Olancha during the winter of 1961, Wallace Lane, Virginia Maxey and Mike Mikesell found a rock, among many others, that they thought was a geode - a good addition for their gem shop. Upon cutting it open, however, Mikesell found an object inside that seemed to be made of white porcelain. In the center was a shaft of shiny metal. Experts estimated that, if this was a geode, it should have taken about 500,000 years for this fossil-encrusted nodule to form, yet the object inside was obviously of sophisticated human manufacture. Further investigation revealed that the porcelain was surround by a hexagonal casing, and an x-ray revealed a tiny spring at one end, like a spark plug. There's a bit of controversy around this artifact, as you can imagine. Some contend that the artifact was not inside a geode at all, but encased in hardened clay. The artifact itself has been identified by experts as a 1920s-era Champion spark plug. Unfortunately, the Coso Artifact has gone missing and cannot be thoroughly examined. Is there a natural explanation for it? Or was it found, as the discoverer claimed, inside a geode? If so, how could a 1920s sparkplug get inside a 500,000-year-old rock?

7. Ancient Model Aircraft Ancient Model Aircraft
http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_7.htm
There are artifacts belonging to ancient Egyptian and Central American cultures that look amazingly like modern-day aircraft. The Egyptian artifact, found in a tomb at Saqquara, Egypt in 1898, is a six-inch wooden object that strongly resembles a model airplane, with fuselage, wings and tail. Experts believe the object is so aerodynamic that it is actually able to glide. The small object discovered in Central America (shown at right), and estimated to be 1,000 years old, is made of gold and could easily be mistaken for a model of a delta-wing aircraft - or even the Space Shuttle. It even features what looks like a pilot's seat.

8. Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica
http://www.mysteryspheres.com/info.htm
Workmen hacking and burning their way through the dense jungle of Costa Rica to clear an area for banana plantations in the 1930s stumbled upon some incredible objects: dozens of stone balls, many of which were perfectly spherical. They varied in size from as small as a tennis ball to an astonishing 8 feet in diameter and weighing 16 tons! Although the great stone balls are clearly man-made, it is unknown who made them, for what purpose and, most puzzling, how they achieved such spherical precision.

9. Impossible Fossils Impossible Fossils
http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-10-9/60546.html
Fossils, as we learned in grade school, appear in rocks that were formed many thousands of years ago. Yet there are a number of fossils that just don't make geological or historical sense. A fossil of a human handprint, for example, was found in limestone estimated to be 110 million years old. What appears to be a fossilized human finger found in the Canadian Arctic also dates back 100 to 110 million years ago. And what appears to be the fossil of a human footprint, possibly wearing a sandal, was found near Delta, Utah in a shale deposit estimated to be 300 million to 600 million years old.

What are we to make of these finds? There are several possibilities:


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Re: 9 most puzzling ancient artifacts
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 06:01:51 AM »
wow.. the impossible fossil page is great.. I printed it.. thats some really cool info.. kinda funny tho.. when I was younger and my dad and I were discussing human evolution. He actually said to me. what if our civilization is actually built on another "lost" civilization.. and this was over 20 years ago that he said this to me.. seems more and more likely every day

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 10:43:05 AM »
Really interesting finds, Joe!
I had heard of these but a lot of people still haven't... A lot of the datings that have coming back are just too far from what people have been taught in their history classes. Books getting rewritten for sure.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 07:15:38 AM »
Joe this is an interesting site too...
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Antikythera Mechanism
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 04:14:03 AM »
this was the first i have heard of it ....but if there is a smoking gun proving ancient technology surely this is it

a must see short clip from the bbc>>>>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17989915

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2019, 02:20:20 PM »
Here are some interesting films with computer simulations which postulate that the Antikythera Mechanism might have been intended to be a geocentric model of the solar system.  The black and white ball represents the dark and light sides of the moon, as a point of reference:


The large gold ball at the edge of the flat disc (earth) in the above film clip (flat-earth version) is intended to be the sun.

This clip shows the underlying gears (other planets) assembling themselves before being completed in film clip #3.

The gold ball at the center of the entire mechanism in this film clip (globe earth version) is intended to be the earth.

« Last Edit: October 05, 2019, 02:39:39 PM by R.R. Book »

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 03:12:38 PM »
Here are some interesting films with computer simulations which postulate that the Antikythera Mechanism might have been intended to be a geocentric model of the solar system.  The black and white ball represents the dark and light sides of the moon, as a point of reference:


The large gold ball at the edge of the flat disc (earth) in the above film clip (flat-earth version) is intended to be the sun.

This clip shows the underlying gears (other planets) assembling themselves before being completed in film clip #3.

The gold ball at the center of the entire mechanism in this film clip (globe earth version) is intended to be the earth.


That is really beyond fascinating! Yes in contains a moving model of the solar system. I watched some version of that a documentary May of this year.
Recently watched an airing of it, 10-4-2019, 5-6 PM EDT, Science Channel 622. Indeed it has a model of the solar system and more and it is now believed that it was designed by the mathematical (superhuman) Archimedes. When the Romans conquered that area, the mechanism was taken away.

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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 06:14:20 AM »
One thing that fascinates me is that film clip #3 doesn't just show prograde motion, as a wind-up clock mechanism would do, but also planets in retrograde, and one wonders how a cog-and-tooth device could accomplish this?
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 08:14:43 PM »
Could it be more than just cog-and-tooth?

In other words, could there be some "glitchy thing" that is made to happen when cog# so-and-so meets tooth # so-and-so?  (Since I haven't watched the video maybe these questions aren't even intelligent ones!)

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 02:44:06 AM »
One thing that fascinates me is that film clip #3 doesn't just show prograde motion, as a wind-up clock mechanism would do, but also planets in retrograde, and one wonders how a cog-and-tooth device could accomplish this?

In the Science channel documentary I viewed, the narrator stated the Antikythera Mechanism is the first known computer of mankind.
Very complex.

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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 02:58:51 AM »
Wikipedia article, Antikythera mechanism

More info on page,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism (/ˌæntɪkɪˈθɪərə/, /ˌæntɪˈkɪθərə/) is an ancient Greek analogue computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes decades in advance. It could also be used to track the four-year cycle of athletic games which was similar to an Olympiad, the cycle of the ancient Olympic Games.

This artefact was retrieved from the sea in 1901, and identified on 17 May 1902 as containing a gear by archaeologist Valerios Stais, among wreckage retrieved from a wreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera. The instrument is believed to have been designed and constructed by Greek scientists and has been variously dated to about 87 BC, or between 150 and 100 BC, or to 205 BC, or to within a generation before the shipwreck, which has been dated to approximately 70–60 BC.

The device, housed in the remains of a 34 cm × 18 cm × 9 cm (13.4 in × 7.1 in × 3.5 in) wooden box, was found as one lump, later separated into three main fragments which are now divided into 82 separate fragments after conservation works. Four of these fragments contain gears, while inscriptions are found on many others. The largest gear is approximately 14 centimetres (5.5 in) in diameter and originally had 223 teeth.

It is a complex clockwork mechanism composed of at least 30 meshing bronze gears. A team led by Mike Edmunds and Tony Freeth at Cardiff University used modern computer x-ray tomography and high resolution surface scanning to image inside fragments of the crust-encased mechanism and read the faintest inscriptions that once covered the outer casing of the machine.

Detailed imaging of the mechanism suggests that it had 37 gear wheels enabling it to follow the movements of the Moon and the Sun through the zodiac, to predict eclipses and even to model the irregular orbit of the Moon, where the Moon's velocity is higher in its perigee than in its apogee. This motion was studied in the 2nd century BC by astronomer Hipparchus of Rhodes, and it is speculated that he may have been consulted in the machine's construction.

The knowledge of this technology was lost at some point in antiquity. Similar technological works later appeared in the medieval Byzantine and Islamic worlds, but works with similar complexity did not appear again until the development of mechanical astronomical clocks in Europe in the fourteenth century. All known fragments of the Antikythera mechanism are now kept at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, along with a number of artistic reconstructions and replicas of the mechanism to demonstrate how it may have looked and worked.
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screen shot 1  The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – front); visible is the largest gear in the mechanism, approximately 14 centimetres (5.5 in) in diameter

screen shot 2  The Antikythera mechanism (Fragment A – back)
screen shot 3 Discovery info, Derek J. de Solla Price with his model

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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 03:00:45 AM »
One thing that fascinates me is that film clip #3 doesn't just show prograde motion, as a wind-up clock mechanism would do, but also planets in retrograde, and one wonders how a cog-and-tooth device could accomplish this?

The documentary I watched showed very complex calculations, based upon astronomy, prime numbers and the gears had an additional 1/2 sized gear

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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2019, 06:06:26 AM »
Interesting about the prime numbers...

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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2019, 10:48:13 AM »
Obviously a lot of genius intellect went into the design and construction!

 

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