7 Unprecedented Archaeological Discoveries That You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Posted on

A massive spiral-shaped structure and a set of towers discovered underneath Angkor Wat

Recently, reaches have made an incredible discovery below one of the most important temples on the planet, Angkor Wat. New findings suggest the temple of Angkor Wat was bounded by a ‘mysterious structure’ of 1.5 km in length. Eight buried towers and the remains of a massive spiral-shaped structure have been discovered under the ancient temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which, in the light of the new findings is believed to be much larger than previously thought. In the new project called The Greater Angkor Project, researchers learnt that the Angkor Wat complex is much larger than previously believed, with a number of components that were not visible prior to the study. Researchers also discovered that the complex was bounded on its southern side by a ‘unique and massive structure’.

According to researchers, the towers form a square which could have been sued in the past to provide support for a much larger structure. Experts believe the structure might have been some sort of sanctuary that was used during the construction of Angkor Wat.

Stonehenge first erected in Wales

According to new evidence presented by a group of researchers, one of the most enigmatic ancient monuments in Britain, Stonehenge, was first erected in Wales. Researchers have found evidence suggesting that ‘bluestones’ were actually quarried 500 years before they were put into place in Wiltshire, prompting the theory that Stonehenge might actually be a second-hand monument’.

Archeologists have known for a long period of time that the bluestones located in the inner horseshoe of Stonehenge originate from the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire, located roughly 150 miles from Salisbury Plain. New evidence has led numerous researchers to question mainstream theories about the British monument suggesting that the great prehistoric monument could have been first erected in Wales. Researchers have also discovered nearly identical stones that the ancient builders had extracted but for some reason, mysteriously left behind. Among the numerous findings, researchers also discovered shells and charcoal from the quarry workers’ campfires which have been radiocarbon dated in order to reveal the date when the stones would have been extracted.

PrevPage 2 of 3Next

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *