Gold Figure Pendant Date: 5th–10th century Geography: Colombia Culture: Quimbaya or Sinu (?) Medium: Gold MET
Cultura Quimbaya, Poporo
Colombia Quimbaya Shaman Figure Pendant in Gold (700)
The cathedral in the Spanish city of Salamanca was constructed in 1102, and is therefore one of the oldest such constructions in the world. It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls, but one of them is a bit more special than the others. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit, complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there, or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th c. church.
Ten Prehistoric Artifacts and Sites in America - The realm of prehistory remains largely untouched by the scientific community, yet sites and artifacts have emerged around the world, nullifying current history books and baffling academics everywhere. The numerous unexplained archaeological sites and artifacts remain a puzzling mystery to scientists but have too much hard evidence to dismiss.
The July 1889 find in Nampa, Idaho, of a small human figure during a well-drilling operation caused intense scientific interest last century. Unmistakably made by human hands, it was found at a depth (320’) which would place its age far before the arrival of man in this part of the world. The find has never been challenged except to say that it was impossible.
The Green Children of Banjos. In 1887, two small children were found near the town of Banjos, Spain. Their language was unknown, and it wasn't Spanish. Their skin had an odd green tint. The boy soon died, but he girl survived for about 5 years and explained that she came from a place of "perpetual twilight..." This seems to be a retelling of "The Green Children of Woolpit" from the 12th Century. Anyway, it's still a mystery!
A real 'stargate'? There is a lot of confusion over this image. Some say it is Photoshopped while other argue it is genuine and was taken in Iraq at the beginning of the last century. Some even contend that it is the real reason for the invasion of Iraq.
Aluminum Wedge of Aiud is a wedge-shaped object found 2km east of Aiud, Romania, on the banks of the Mures River in 1974. The object was reported to be unearthed 35 feet under sand and alongside two mastodon bones. This artifact is considered strange because aluminum was not discovered until 1808.The fact that the wedge was found in the same layer of earth as mastodon bones would make it at least 11,000 years old. Many people have claimed that the artifact is proof that aliens visited Earth.