How do you feel when you have more questions than answers? Are you puzzled or confused? Are you frustrated or anxious as you try to uncover new tidbits of truth? The truth is, there are simply some things in the world that can’t be completely explained.
Plenty of discoveries have been made throughout history that don’t make sense, leaving archeologists, historians, scientists and other experts with far more questions than answers. These strange discoveries aren’t limited to one region as they span everywhere from the United States to the other side of the globe and include everything from ancient artifacts, possible alien objects, monuments and much, much more to be discovered.
So what are some strange things that have been found? What answers are left uncovered and what are the theories surrounding these oddities? We found 10 of the strangest things ever found on Earth that truly show how the world of archeology can be frustrating, enlightening and mesmerizing all at the same time. Sit back, relax and enjoy while we do all of the digging!
#10 – The Voynich Manuscript
There are a variety of secret codes in the world that people have made up, but one that has continued to stump scholars is the Voynich Manuscript. Named after Wilfrid Voynich who purchased the book in 1912, the manuscript is believed to have been created in Italy during the 15th century. While there are pages missing from the manuscript itself, 240 pages of text, drawings and diagrams are still intact.
Many experts, including the most brilliant codebreakers from both World Wars, have attempted to decipher the Voynich Manuscript without much success. Needless to say, the theories surrounding the origin and the contents of the manuscript itself are quite staggering. Donated to Yale University in 1969, the manuscript remains to this day in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library for others who want to try their hand at deciphering its contents.