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The most mysterious archaeological finds

From about 4000 to 2900 BC temples lived on the islands of Malta and Gozo, who left behind many temple complexes. It is surprising not only the architecture of these buildings, but also the fact that the templars at some point simply disappeared, leaving not a single trace behind them, in addition to the already mentioned temples.
All that archaeologists can say about this – the cause of the disappearance of the templar civilization was not an epidemic, not war and not hunger. Perhaps not without religious extremism or environmental factors – there are no other versions.
All that is known about the templar is that they were obviously obsessed with building stone temples – there are more than thirty of them on both islands. The researchers found traces of sacrifices and complex rituals there, and also found out that the templar were fixated on the ideas of life, sex and death – this is indicated by sculptures and images of phallic symbols and pyshnotely (and, accordingly, fertile) women.
Archaeologists have also found a complex system of underground tombs, which confirmed the respectful attitude of the templar to the dead. In 1891, in the middle of a mountain lake, scientists discovered one of the most mysterious structures in Russia – Por-Bazhyn or the “Clay House”. It is difficult to call this home: Por-Bazhyn is a whole complex of 1,300-year-old buildings occupying seven acres and located only 30 kilometers from the border with Mongolia, the Listverse writes.
For more than a century that has passed since the discovery of Por-Bazhyn, the researchers haven’t come close to understanding who built this complex and why.
It is possible that the rulers of the Uigur Empire were involved in the construction of Por-Bazhyn, since the architectural style is similar to the Chinese. However, since the “Clay House” is located far from trade routes and settlements, it may well be that it was originally conceived as a monastery, a summer palace, an observatory or a monument.
Several artifacts found on the territory of the complex speak in favor of the Buddhist monastery located in its center, but there is still too little evidence to prove this theory. Four years ago, Italian archaeologists discovered that a whole complex of pyramids was hidden under the medieval city of Orvieto. True, researcher Claudio Bizzari sadly notes: “The problem is that we do not know how much more we need to dig to get to them.”
It all started with the fact that in the old wine cellar, archaeologists noticed Etruscan-style steps that went under the floor. The excavations led scientists into a tunnel and a room with walls tilted and converging at one point. In the course of further excavations, archaeologists found Etruscan ceramics from the fifth and sixth centuries BC and more than 150 inscriptions in Etruscan language.
Interestingly, the staircase from the wine cellar went even lower than the level reached by the researchers, and the tunnel led them to another underground pyramid. The fact that it may have been a tank for storing something, archaeologists have excluded. But the options for the purpose of these strange pyramids remained mass. Until recently, scientists believed that the glaciers were a kind of “roller” that wiped not only plants from the surface of the Earth, but also the top layer of soil. However, under the three-kilometer ice sheet in Greenland, the real tundra was found in its original form. The soil and all organic matter lay in a deep freeze for more than two and a half million years.
This ancient landscape will help you understand exactly how the climate has changed on the planet, says researcher Dylan Rood. In the near future, scientists intend to check whether the soil has been preserved under the other glaciers of Greenland. It is possible that once this island was as green as the tundra in Alaska, notes the publication Listverse.

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