There’s a lot going on in the world and nobody has the ability to keep an eye on everything. In this article, I present 5 historical discoveries that were announced throughout August 2021.
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#1 – Carbon dating results indicate that Machu Picchu was inhabited decades earlier than what the relevant fundamental historical records have long said. The written records themselves are contradictory and so the experts are happy to have the C-14 results because they are considered more accurate and reliable. Read more here.
#2 – A burial mound containing an ancient teenage warrior with over 15,000 ancient gold items in eastern Kazakhstan was recently discovered. They have been dated to the 8th century BCE, some 2700-2800 years ago. The remains and relics will be displayed at the Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum starting on September 28th, 2021. The museum will allow free entry for anyone who wants to see the “Gold of the Great Steppe” collection. Read more here.
#3 – A partially mummified man was discovered in Pompeii and is in the best condition of anyone ever found from that fateful Plinian eruption. His snowy white hair and part of his ear are reported to have survived for almost 2,000 years to our current day. He is believed to have been a slave who gained his freedom and later died as a priest in a college focused on emperor worship. Read more here.
#4 – The best preserved ice-age animal was unearthed in eastern Russia. It is an extinct lion cub about 1-2 months old with its claws, teeth, organs, and more still intact. It has been carbon dated to about 28,000 years and was found 15 meters away from another cub of the same species and of the same age that dated to about 43,500 years ago. Read more here.
#5 – An ancient statue of Alexander the Great was discovered in Egypt and dates back as early as the 2nd century BCE, some 2100-2200 years ago. It was discovered after 9 months of excavations in the ancient city of Alexandria. The excavations are ongoing but if the early dating is correct, this is one of the earliest known depictions of Alexander currently known to us. Read more here.
What was your favorite discovery announced in August? Let me know in the comments.