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5 mysteries of ancient civilizations

So many things about our planet remain unknown to us. Most of them are scattered like jigsaw pieces, and it's hard to put these pieces together. In this post, we discuss some mysteries of the ancient world that need to be uncovered.


Make sure you don't miss our previous post about the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world.


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21 Comments
Kathy Bardsley
I agree Julie, he didn't discover it, it had always been there and was inhabited by indigenes people who had been there for thousands of years. He invaded it.
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Dec 6, 2020 4:59PM
Julie Domaille
I always feel slightly irked by the Columbus found America claim. There were many people living there before Europeans showed up. But since Europe & America were conjoined by an icy 'bridge' for awhile, seems likely many a European would wonder over there & many an indigenous American wondered over to Europe. Why wouldn't they?
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Dec 6, 2020 4:30PM
Patrick G Cox
There is also the story that St Brendan sailed to Newfoundland, and possibly further South, in the 6th or 7th Century CE. A replica of the sort of vessel the Irish used (willow framed and covered with hides oiled with seal blubber) actually made the voyage there and back. The original account has long been lost, but the event is mentioned in a number of monastic records. The National Geographic did articles on the recreated voyage.
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Dec 13, 2020 4:13PM
Carol Koch
Denny Quigley, anything found is discovered, whether anybody else discovered it before or not.
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Dec 11, 2020 7:35PM
Carol Koch
Julie Domaille, he did discover it, but he was just not the first to do so. When you yourself find something new to you, you say you discovered it.
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Dec 11, 2020 7:34PM
Ken Hale
thank you I enjoy these facts.
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Dec 8, 2020 8:03PM
Denny Quigley
Other then the fact that there is a village founded by Norse explorers from about 1000 years before Columbus,, which is a UNESCO site, in Nova Scotia I think it is pretty clear Columbus didid not discover America. In addition, Columbus actual discovered the Caribbean Islands, not actually stopping in the Americas.
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Dec 7, 2020 10:01AM
lmoores
Julie Domaille, I am from Australia. The Aboriginal people entered Australia via a land bridge from Malaysia.
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Dec 7, 2020 1:30AM
martensderry
I am 75 and do these quizzes because it keeps my mind active - use it or lose it!
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Dec 6, 2020 9:50PM
flanderschristy
If I could, I would love to travel the world looking for lost cities & lost treasures. It's not so much about the money, it's more about the history.
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Dec 6, 2020 9:29PM
Tom Zwartkruis
What about tge Maya's. Recent discoveries show a vast expanse of cities and urban spread tgat is now hidden in the vast forests covering it.
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Dec 6, 2020 9:17PM
Jana Thornton
Remains of a Viking settlement can be found at L'anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, and Natives along the west coast tell of ancestors trading with Asians.
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Dec 6, 2020 7:08PM
david dunbar
Trivia mixed with speculation. An interesting mix
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Dec 6, 2020 6:15PM
scoder
Julie Domaille, because the land bridge connected Asia and North America at the Bering Straits. And the traffic went both directions. Humans, mammoths, mastodons and others traveled east and horses, camels and some other animals traveled west. Fishermen from Brittany and Wales were drying their fish from the Grand Banks long before Columbus was even a glow in his daddy's eye. There were many others from Asia, Europe and Africa.
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Dec 6, 2020 6:08PM
tbear
Kathy Bardsley, yes!!!! 😊👍
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Dec 6, 2020 6:04PM
tbear
Julie Domaille, I agree with you! 😊👍
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Dec 6, 2020 6:04PM
Leticia Olsen
👍🏼Thanks for sharing! I love all the ancient discoveries, very interesting and give you more knowledge about the exact happenings. I’ve recently seen the documentaries about Columbus and Magellan. It’s different stories. They haven’t discovered anything except that they were looking for the treasure Tea Island when tea was so precious during their time. I believe every places in the world have already inhabitants. They were just being conquered and to follow what they introduced Christianity.
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Dec 6, 2020 6:02PM

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