There are some truly amazing things that have been found throughout the years on earth, from ancient cities that redefine what we know about history, to objects that remain a huge mystery. Here are 12 of the most incredible things archaeologists have found.
1.An Unfinished Obelisk
This obelisk was carved directly from bedrock, but after cracks appeared in granite, building of the obelisk was abandoned
There is still debate on whether or not this huge underwater structure was man-made or somehow natural forming. It sits off the coast of Yonaguni, Japan and contains flat edges as well as 90 degree angles.
3.Stone Age Tunnels
This huge network of underground tunnels is completely man-made, and dates back to the Stone Age. Questions remain how they were able to build such an extensive system at that time.
4.Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres
There are hundreds of granodiorite spheres across Costa Rica that go from very tiny (three or four centimeters) to fairly large (three meters). Archaeologists truly have no idea what they are for.
This site in Sindh, Pakistan is one of the earliest major urban settlements, with signs of both city planning, social organization and a draining system. An estimated 40,000 people lived in the area.
These stacked stones and boulders sit outside Peru, and fit together so well without mortar that it’s impossible to get anything between two of the stones.