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The Seven Wonders of the Natural World may have been named too quickly. Wonders like The Grand Canyon and Victoria Falls are certainly big, and anyone who sees them will surely be impressed—but sheer size isn’t enough to truly leave a person in awe. There are other places in this world, though, that are far stranger. Places that seem almost alien, as if they could only exist on a planet that evolved separately from our own. These are places that scientists have had to struggle just to understand how they ever could have been formed. Places that will truly make you wonder—not just because they’re beautiful, but because they seem to follow scientific laws that don’t exist anywhere else on earth. Here are 10 Scientifically Impossible Places That Actually Exist #Science #impossibleplaces #Actuallyexist Music : Floating Cities Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
From a discovery of Roman gold that started with the search for a hammer to one of the largest golden nuggets ever found, here are some of the most amazing gold discoveries ever made. 7. Dog Walking Discovery: You know when you’re out for a walk and you happen upon a 5 dollar bill and feel like it’s your lucky day? Well...one couple in California got to know that feeling very very well. During the California Gold Rush in the 1800s, hundreds of people flocked to California in the hopes of striking it rich while panning and mining for gold. The area was known to be rich in gold and silver but due to an oversaturation of prospectors, the supply was quickly depleted. Robbers and thieves ran rampant, leading many to stash their wealth in unusual places for safe keeping. In 2013, an unidentified California couple were out walking their dog when they noticed an odd container sticking out of the ground. Upon examining the metal canister, they found it to be full of coins. The couple unearthed the can and several others located nearby and brought them to coin expert David McCarthy, who estimated the trove’s value to be around ten million dollars, making it on of the most valuable treasure hordes ever found on American soil. One coin, named the 1866-S No Motto Double Eagle, alone is worth one million dollars. The couple plan to have many of the coins sold to private collectors through a third party broker and are donating the rest temporarily to the American Numismatic Association for a select number of showings. 6. Tank Stash Fifty five year old Nick Mead owns over 150 military vehicles in Helmdon, Northants. His business, Tanks-A-Lot, allows everyday people the opportunity to drive tanks, armored cars, and other military grade means of transportation. As a collector, Mead regularly purchases new vehicles to restore and add to his collection with the help of his mechanic of choice, Todd Chamberlin. The two expected little more than a hard day’s work when they began restoring Mead’s newest purchase, a Russian T54/69 tank. While pulling back the diesel tank case, the two were shocked to find several twelve pound gold bars. The police confiscated the gold and at this time are holding on to it, as it is believed to have been looted during a campaign in Afghanistan, making its ownership, er, problematic. The two were at least given a receipt and will hopefully have their gold returned soon, though Mead reportedly said it’s alright if he doesn’t receive it back, he’s satisfied with just getting to keep the tank. I’d ask Todd what he thinks about that... 5. Half Angel Coin Metal detecting has become quite a popular hobby in recent years, bringing the promise of potential wealth at any given moment. In 2017, metal detectorist Michelle Vall was partaking in her usual hobby just outside of Bosworth Field when she got, ding ding ding, a positive hit. After checking out her find, she realized that, incredibly, she had just uncovered one of the rarest coins in the world: a Half Angel Coin. These coins, minted during the brief reign of King Richard III, were almost entirely wiped out after his death during a battle on Bosworth Field. Only a select handful, including Vall’s coin, survived the battle and subsequent remodelling of the kingdom. It is believed that the coin was dropped by a soldier fleeing upon realizing they had little chance of surviving the battle and simply went unnoticed for over five centuries. It is valued at around twenty thousand dollars and has recently sold at auction to a private collector. 4. Nazi Gold In early 2017, a spokesperson for the Icelandic Environmental Agency told Fox News of a recent discovery made just outside of their shoreline: a sunken ship. Identified as the SS Minden, a German cargo ship sunk early on during World War II, has been at the bottom of the sea for decades, undisturbed right up until now. Divers brave enough to venture inside reported finding a chest, which is believed to contain nazi gold, a highly sought after an enigmatic fossil of the Nazi regime. A salvage vessel, named the Seabed Constructor, has been hired by the Icelandic government to retrieve the SS Minden and hopefully cut a discreet hole into its cargo hold to retrieve the chest. Sources have reported that the ship’s integrity for display is a more important concern so the gold has not been retrieved yet, as the IEA hopes to preserve the ship through a more delicate extraction process. 3. Twelve Pound Nugget 2. Hoxne Hoard 1.Muisca Raft
From artifacts way too advanced for their time to stones far too large to be moved by humans, here is forbidden archaeology an impossible truth for humankind Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 6. Baalbek You won’t find this ancient structure in Rome or Greece. Try Lebanon. Some believe that it’s evidence of a supercivilization. In Roman times it was known as Heliopolis or Sun City and it’s home to some of the largest stones ever quarried. Some were actually 1200 tons and remains a true enigma on how it was constructed. The oldest parts of this ruin has no known origins despite some of the buildings at this site being Roman, like the temple of Jupiter. It seems highly unlikely for the Romans to be able to quarry such large stones. They had neither the technology nor the resources, especially due to the fact that this site is so far from Rome. It out dates all known civilizations that inhabited this area. Fortunately it has survived the centuries despite many wars in this region but with recent conflict, it’s suggested to avoid the area. 5. Sacsayhuaman These mysterious rocks in Peru were extremely large and place on top of each other with serious precision. These are believed to be ancient Killke ruins outside the city of Cusco and were apart of a fortificated or religious complex. Very little is known about this civilization that lived in Peru before the Incas Working with such massive stones, only theories can be made to try to explain it. The stones first had to be cut at a quarry and each stone would have needed hundreds of people to lift one if that’s even possible. The method used to precisely match the shape of the stone with the stones next to them is still a mystery, proving how little we know about our history. 4. Nazca Lines Although you likely wouldn’t be able to notice from the ground level, the nazca lines are a group of large trenches located in peru that form various images if looked at from above. Each figure if fairly complex and it’s almost as if they were trying to send a message to the gods looking down at them. There are more than 70 designs as animals and even a strange looking human. As you can tell, the “human” has very noticeably large eyes which almost makes it seem not human at all. They were created by the Nazca people sometimes between 500BC to 500 AD and have managed to stay mysteriously well preserved throughout the century despite a few threats from squatters. Buthy would an ancient people go through so much painstaking labor to create artwork that they would never be able to see? 3. Gate of the Sun Located near lake Titicaca in the ancient city of Tiwanaku, is a mysterious prehistoric gate that could date back to 14,000 BC making it much older than the city of Ur in Mesopotamia by 11,000 years. Stones in this city are known to weigh as much as 150 tons Prehistoric man seemed to be capable of some miraculous things from time to time and it’s believed that all 3 stones combine to weigh 10 tons total. This was considered to be the gate of the gods, so it was pretty important. There are various representations of different images sculpted into the top of the gate which most likely appears to be the sun god of this ancient kingdom. Others claim that the gate holds astronomical significance and it frames the sun on special days of the year during sunset. ARchaeologists might refuse to believe that bolivia could actually be the cradle of civilization, making it somewhat of an impossible truth. 2. Quimbaya Airplanes The quimbaya airplanes are golden artifacts that were found in Columbia and made by the Quimbaya civilization. This group of people is known for making many bizarre artifacts that wouldn make a lot of wonder if they were even human Many believe this to evidence of ancient civilizations either having contact with people who had flying capabilities. Of course mainstream, archeologists want to describe these as flying lizards, birds or insects but others firmly believe the answers to these mysteries are found from out of this world. Supporters of this theory claim the objects to be far too aerodynamically accurate and replicas have been proven to fly. At the very least, it appears to show that the ancients had some knowledge about what was required in order to make things fly. Here in these photos you can see some of these objects even seem to have propellers and appear to resemble quite similar to our modern flying aircraft. Was this civilization visited by alien life, and carved these gold sculptures in their form? 1...
SCIENTISTS COULDN'T BELIEVE THEIR EYES WHEN THEY SAW THIS... ► Subscribe: https://goo.gl/vHN6qB For copyright matters please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org History lovers and wannabe Indiana Joneses around the world dream of finding a rare and valuable artifact during their travels. And the truth is that many people who aren’t looking for something end up finding something incredibly rare on accident, or by pure luck. However, there are other people who have been searching long and hard for recently discovered some incredible artifacts, and now we’re going to show you what they found! From an ancient Qing Dynasty Sword to a bizarre 400-million-year old hammer, check out these 10 recently discovered ancient artifacts. 10. Chinese Man Finds Old Sword in Ground, Uses it as Kitchen Knife A 60-year-old Chinese farmer named, Yi Shouxiang, was digging on his land in Chengkou County in China Province when he stumbled across an old sword blade that had no handle. Not thinking much of it at the time, he took it home and used it as a kitchen knife for five years until one day he noticed some strange characters on the blade. 9. Thor's Hammer No, we’re not talking about Mjolnir, the very powerful and mythical hammer which Thor used to protect Asgard from the Frost Giants. Instead, this small artifact is a Viking amulet in the shape of Thor's Hammer which dates back to the 10th century. 8. Pensioner Finds 2,300-Year-Old Pure Gold Crown Under Bed An elderly English man who decided to remain anonymous really had a stroke of luck when he re-discovered inherited treasure in the form of an authentic Greek gold crown in a cardboard box under his bed! He had inherited the box from his grandfather, and saw the crown long ago, but didn’t think it had any value, so he didn’t pay any attention to it. 7. 1,000-Year-Old Viking Sword Discovered Some discoveries really do just land in your lap as Árni Björn Valdimarsson found out in 2016 when he and a group of friends went hunting for geese and instead found a 1000-year-old Viking sword laying on the sand completely exposed. 6. Ancient Texas Hammer Found ‘Embedded’ in Rock There are few ancient artifacts that cause a bigger debate than the legendary ‘London Hammer’. The hammer was found in a tiny little town called London, located in Texas, USA, was found embedded in rock. But here’s the big mystery; the rock that the hammer is stuck in is over 400 million years old! 5. Religious Artifacts Found Alongside Bones in Attic Maybe Relics of a Saint Mr. Williston of St John, New Brunswick, Canada made a remarkable discovery while cleaning out his attic one night in 2015. Alongside the usual family heirlooms, unused furniture, and Christmas decorations he was shocked to discover bones, some jewelry, and many other strange trinkets. 4. Roman Swords Big time discoveries are really a dream for archeologists both amateur and professional alike. So, the chance to work on an excavation site at the Roman Fort of Vindolanda, just south of Hadrian's Wall, was a dream come true for archaeologist Sarah Baker. She, along with other volunteers, helped to unearth a previously unknown barracks at the site in 2017. 3. Viking Shield In 2008, Danish archaeologists who were digging 60 miles or so outside of Copenhagen found a stunningly well-preserved Viking shield, which is believed to be around 1,000 years old! Archaeologist Kirsten Christensen was understandably excited upon discovering it. The reason it was so well-preserved is that of the moist soil and sediment that covered it keeping oxygen out which causes things to decay. 2. Amazing Discovery Found in the Sand Could Rewrite Australian History Those who know Australian history no doubt know that Dutchman Willem Janszoon is credited with the discovery of Australia when he landed in North Queensland in 1606, around 160 years before Captain Cook! However, a discovery of some copper coins on Wessel Island by a patrolling soldier in 1944 may just rewrite that history! 1. Grandmothers Ming Dynasty Style Plate Sells for Nearly a Quarter of a Million Dollars We all know that grandmothers have a love of pottery, porcelain, and fine china. And what most people don’t expect is to be left a porcelain plate by their grandmother which is worth over $265,000 thousand dollars! We hope you enjoyed this video. Let us know which one of these rare artifacts is your favorite. And if you liked the video, give the subscribe button a click and turn on notifications so you’ll be first to know when a new video comes out! We appreciate you stopping by and thanks for watching!
From gold coins to sunken treasure to ancient tombs, these are the 13 biggest treasures ever discovered.
Back in 2014, a middle aged couple in Northern California accidentally stumbled across 1400 gold coins while walking their dog. The old coins were likely stolen from a coin minting factory back in the Gold Rush era of California and hidden underground for a couple hundred years. The individual coins were auctioned off and ended up raising 11 million dollars. The couple has chosen to stay anonymous and refused to disclose where they found the gold to prevent a false gold rush in their area. Most of their 11 million dollar profit was donated to charity.
The British are constantly sweeping their own land with metal detectors, in hopes of finding ancient treasures and trinkets lost to history. In 2001 one such hobby treasure hunter, a retired electrician, was sweeping a grassy field with his metal detector, hoping to find something valuable in the dirt. He unwittingly uncovered a bona fide treasure - a 3.5 oz cup carved from 20 karat gold. The 3500 year old cup was made around the same time Stonehenge was built and was valued at £270,00 british pounds or roughly $390,000 USD.
The Silverdale Hoard is the name given to one of the largest caches of Viking Silver ever found. This massive find was uncovered in North Yorkshire a few years ago in 2011 and is comprised of 1000 year old silver heirlooms, including 90 silver viking coins with the name of an unknown Viking king minted onto it. This mysterious hoard is still being analyzed to this day with hopes of uncovering more details of Viking history and culture. The continued study of the treasure makes the monetary value unclear, but the Silverdale Hoard is estimated to be worth at least 100,00 British pounds or about 145,000 US dollars.
A sunken ship full of nearly 600,000 gold and silver coins was found at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean by a private treasure hunting company called Odyssey Marine. A priceless hoard of gold coins and hand crafted gold chains were found inside of the ship, which was called the Frigate Mercedes, and became the center of a controversy when Spain claimed ownership over the gold. A legal battle between Spain and Odyssey Marine ensued and lasted half a decade before the Spanish government prevailed. In 2015, Spain finally flew their 17 tons of priceless coins across the Atlantic.
This massive load of treasure was found in 2009 when a farmer in Central England lost a tool in his field and called a friend with a metal detector to scan for it. In search of a farm tool, Terry accidentally uncovered the largest single hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. As excavators dug up the field they found a total of 3500 pieces of gold, silver, and garnet that would total to 3.285 million british pounds or 4.75 million US dollars, split in half by the man who owned the land and the man who found it.
Amateur divers were exploring an old sunken dock off of the coast of Israel when they discovered 2,000 gold coins hidden in the sea bed. The centuries old currency was miraculously unmarred by age or water damage at the bottom of the ocean. There is no current estimated monetary value of the 20 pounds worth of coins, but they are considered extremely rare and valuable to historians. Even at the time of their minting in 900 AD they were considered a royal sum of cash.
One of the most exciting and largest treasures on this list has come close to being discovered but hasn’t actually been found yet. In 2010 the successful art dealer, hobby treasure hunter, and eccentric millionaire Forrest Fenn had the idea of hiding a huge fortune in a treasure chest and burying it somewhere for someone else to find. Fenn hopes to share the fun and thrill of treasure hunting which he has enjoyed throughout his life with others. If you were to discover Fenn’s Treasure with the set of 9 clues he has put out, you would be looking at a sweet 1 to 3 million US dollar cash out of gold nuggets and precious stones.