Here are nine incredible and mysterious Music artifacts number nine missing. Stonehenge chunk turns out that a missing chunk of stonehenge that was taken as a souvenir has helped to solve a long standing mystery of where the stones originally came from a workman named robert phillips was part of a team that helped to re erect stonehenge in the 1950S, one of the standing stones was fractured, so they drilled through it in three places to strengthen it with metal rods. Robert kept one of the drilled cores and returned it in 2019 for his 90th birthday now known as the phillips core it measures about an inch in diameter and is about 42 inches long, a small part of another core was found in a nearby museum, the other Ones are assumed to be lost, but with just those cylinders, researchers were able to re analyze them solving an age old mystery about where the stonehenge stones were quarried from until the study was done. Little was known about these sandstone boulders or sarsons, which replaced theirs, starting as far back as 4500 years ago, the tallest, among them measure as much as 30 feet tall and weigh over 25 tons after intensive x, ray fluorescence, spectrometry and chemical signatures and all kinds of Stuff involving modern technology, it turns out that nearly all the monuments massive stones came from westwood’s in wiltshire, which is about 15 miles from the site. Many of the smaller blue stones, on the other hand, were sourced from over 140 miles away in the priscelli hills of western wales.

Thanks to the man’s decision to return the property to the english government, scientists can now say where the stones come from and are hoping to use lidar to make high resolution maps of the area showing where the stones were cut and how people in neolithic times were Able to carry the stone such long distances number eight mysterious inca remains while constructing an irrigation tank in central ecuador. In 2019, workers came across some mysterious artifacts. The workers got quite the shock when they discovered ancient human remains and paused the long awaited project. While a team of archaeologists explored the site, in addition to the skeletons which date back roughly 500 years, they found a ring and several well preserved ceramic vessels with unique symbols, including a christian cross. And what looks like the letter w it looks like the workers had uncovered a cemetery under the field. There hasn’t been much money for excavation, so the mayor of the town himself hired archaeologists, so they could see what was going on. They discovered a rectangular inca, an earth and clay mass that served as the foundation of either a home or a fortification measuring 43 by 23 feet. Usually they are made up of stones, but stones that were likely used in building the gancha are missing, probably because they were repurposed later on for building houses. The team uncovered 12 water damaged skeletons in shallow 3 foot deep graves. Their teeth are better preserved, leaving researchers hopeful that they will be able to extract genetic information that will tell them if all the people buried in the cemetery are related or not, while official results are pending.

It’S believed that the remains and artifacts date back to sometime between 1450 and 1540 a.d during the transition from late inca culture to spanish colonialism, while the cemetery itself is located in inca territory. The ring that was found with one of the skeletons and the ceramics decorated with designs that are not associated with the inca culture provide more questions than answers. Number 7., mebra skydisk, one of the most mysterious and controversial artifacts of all time is the nebra skydisk it’s. A beautiful ancient object made of bronze and copper said to represent the cosmos. It is actually believed to be the oldest ever depiction of the night sky, but now archaeologists are getting into a hot debate as to how old it actually is. It’S such an extraordinary piece that it might be too good to be true, some believe that it dates back to 3600 years ago during the bronze age, which would make it an unprecedented treasure. Other researchers argue that the nebras skydisk was crafted over 1 000 years later. During the iron age, it’s actually possible that the artifact got mixed up with an array of bronze age items after some looters discovered it in 2002 and reburied it away from its original site. As part of a plea bargain. The looters who stole the artifact revealed that they found it at a german hillside site called mittelberg, but some believe the criminals lied about this and are keeping the true location of the discovery to themselves in hopes of finding more valuable treasures.

Later, when they’re free, a paper published by the austrian academy of sciences, refutes these claims and accuses the researchers of making false claims and ignoring decades of previous credible research written by a team of experts, including the director of the state museum of prehistory in hall, which Owns the nebraska disk, it says that where the object was found is perfectly plausible because it would have been an ideal stargazing site. The team also argues that the hillside was an appropriate place for the disc’s creators to ceremonially bury it. So then it would be authentic and really really old. It might seem silly, but artifacts without context only gives you a small glimpse of the story and archaeologists are pretty passionate people. Number 6 sarcophagi of karahia situated into a cliffside high above a river gorge, sits seven large statues overlooking northern peru’s utkubamba valley. These statues are actually large, 15th century funeral, tombs created by the chachapoya civilization before they were conquered by the inca known to the locals. As the ancient wise men, the sarcophagi of karahia sit nearly 700 feet above the valley floor. The cult of the dead was extremely important and those at the top of the hierarchy were placed as physically high as possible to be closer to the gods. These sarcophagi are made from grass and clay and were painted white with red and yellow pigment to honor characteristics of those buried inside usually warriors the purumachus found here hold warriors and the skulls on top are said to be the heads of their enemies.

Their remote location has preserved them from destruction and looters, and they constitute some of the few remaining intact pieces representing chachapuya culture, most of which were destroyed by the conquering incas. There were originally eight sarcophagi, but one collapsed during a 1928 earthquake. Each of the human like construction stand at about 8.2 feet. High archaeologists scaled, the cliff for the first time during the mid 19th century, only to discover that the sarcophagi are impressively well preserved, but they were sort of forgotten about more recent explorations have shared these impressive burials again with the world inside one. There was a mummy placed in a fetal position and wrapped up in a cocoon of wild stalks and twine, along with animal skin, ceramics and other grave goods. Very few people have been able to take a close look at these rare artifacts left behind by a long lost culture. Number 5. beth’s mystery sphere in 1974, a family’s house caught fire in fort george island florida. The story goes that in the ashes they found a strange metal sphere with an apparent mind of its own in their backyard it’s rumored to be smaller, but heavier than a bowling ball measuring eight inches in diameter and weighing 22 pounds at first. The family believes that the item was a cannonball left behind from a war, but the object nicknamed the bet’s mystery sphere was unusually clean and shiny for an object that old. It also seemed to be made of stainless steel, a material that was not used during that time period.

Soon enough, the sphere allegedly began moving around on its own vibrating and making unexplainable noises when one family member played the guitar. The ball reacted by making a throbbing noise. Then, while the betts family rolled the sphere back and forth between each other on the floor, it randomly changed, directions and returned to the person who had rolled it. The family’s dog also responded strangely to the sphere by crying and covering her ears with her paws. The media went crazy and the object got everyone’s attention, including the military, the u.s military acquired the ball and performed their own tests on it. In an interview with the saint petersburg times, jerry betts, the mother of the household, explained that an independent examiner found radio waves and a magnetic field around the ball. A navy spokesperson, on the other hand, told the newspaper that, while they were unable to identify the object, they said it was man made and harmless after this fear became national news. It got to be too much and the family stopped talking about it all together. Last i heard they are no longer taking sphere related inquiries number four illegal slave ship. Three years ago, archaeologists working near seasal mexico discovered the ruins of a sunken ship called lau nyon, which ultimately proved to be an illegal slave vessel. It caught fire and went down in 1861 while carrying maya captives to cuba, not long after doing so was outlawed, it’s unknown how many prisoners, along with the dozens of crew and passengers, died in the tragedy, the ship was rediscovered in 2017.

fisherman juan diego esquivel led Archaeologists to the site where they found numerous artifacts, in addition to the wreckage, including bottles, ceramics and brass dining ware, at first they were unable to identify the vessel. They knew that it was built sometime between 1837 and 1860, based on its paddle wheels and boilers. An archive search turned up laughing as the best possible match, while the ship’s official designated purpose was to transport passengers and goods. It also carried illegal human cargo, despite laws that had banned the practice just months earlier, archaeologist helena garba menika said in a statement that each slave was sold to middlemen for 25 pesos and they resold them in havana for as much as 160 pesos for men and 120 pesos for women. Many maya captives were taken during the castle war, a conflict between indigenous people and high ranking citizens of spanish descent, who were imposing heavy taxes and seizing land from the maya. Others were promised a better future working in cuba, only to discover that they had been tricked into slavery. Following the disaster, the mexican government heightened its efforts to stop human trafficking by performing increased inspections at its ports. Number 3 questionable burial since the early 1900s. The remains of several neanderthals have turned up at a cave, shelter in southwestern france at an archaeological site called la ferraci. The most recent discovery is a child nicknamed laferrassi 8, who was found between 1970 and 1973.. The child was only around 2 years old when they died 41 000 years ago.

Archaeologists originally assumed that the skeletons at the site were deliberately laid to rest, but experts ultimately began to question whether neanderthals buried their dead. The same way that homo sapiens do especially considering the outdated methods used in an attempt to gain solid answers about neanderthal’s funerary practices, a team of modern researchers recently re evaluated the findings related to la ferraci 8.. They discovered that much of the original data was never assessed in the first place, so they reviewed the excavation team’s records, analyzed la ferraci, 8’s bones and performed additional excavations at the cave site. The team determined that the remains were in fact intentionally buried. Laferrassi 8’s head sat higher than their body at a different incline than that of the land indicating deliberate placement in the grave. Also, the bones contained no animal related damage, which is a clear sign that the body was buried shortly after death. The researchers were also unable to come up with an explanation for the bones ending up in the state they were found in. They hoped to examine the other seven skeletons found at the site to see if they too were purposely buried. Number 2., the dropa stones. According to legend, an archaeologist named dr chip hute discovered 716 extraterrestrial stone disks inside a funerary cave in 1938, while leading an expedition in china’s, bayan, har mountains measuring nine inches in diameter. They were covered in little grooves and hieroglyphics when played on a record player. The discs supposedly emitted, a low frequency humming sound.

The professor reportedly claimed that the discs known as the dropa stones featured stories of a ufo crash landing near the caves 12. 000 years ago, the spacecraft’s crew, known as the dropa aliens, tried to build new lives on earth but were hunted and killed by locals when nobody believed the professor’s claims he was forced to resign and the dropa stones haven’t been seen since the archaeologist and professor who, Allegedly found and studied the stone seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth, and the only thing remaining of the drop of stones are grainy photographs. Perhaps these stones did exist and may not have depicted aliens at all, but perhaps drawings or writings, of an ancient people that were misinterpreted. However, it looks like now. We will never know number one bizarre ball, while walking his dog in hamanasset state park. Last year, connecticut resident bob kirch found an egg shaped native american tool, known as a pecked stone, sphere, kirch, a doctor by trade and an ancient artifact enthusiast, spotted the partially buried object among shells and other rocks. He noticed that it seemed different. It seemed too round to be a naturally occurring rock and was about the size of a baseball, so he immediately collected it a few weeks later, he reported the discovery to state archaeologist. Sarah sportman, who looked into the artifact’s authenticity sportman, said that several ground stone or pecked stone spheres have been found in connecticut, but they are a mysterious, artifact type that is found all over the world and from different time periods.

The function of these objects isn’t definitively understood and may not be the same in all places. She added that, while experts know that the native americans who lived in the region used the stone tools before europeans arrived the specific time period of their use is unknown. They could be game pieces tools for bashing, open nuts or animal bones weights or ritual objects. Similar artifacts found in israel had fat, collagen and animal bone traces on them. For now, though, researchers remain unsure of the purpose of the stone ball found by kirch and others discovered throughout connecticut, which are smoother than the ones studied in israel. What do you think they were for? Let me know in the comments below thanks for watching, remember, to subscribe.