Ancient Geoglyph Discovered In Russia May Predate Peru’s Nazca Lines

An ancient geoglyph that likely predates the mysterious Nazca Lines of Peru has been discovered in Russia, near Lake Zyuratkul on the southern slopes of the Zyuratkul Mountains. It was found using satellite images, and even appears on Google Earth. You can check it out yourself at the following coordinates: 54.9425°N 59.1922°E. The strange monument …

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Visit Chichen Itza On Google Maps

Google recently updated their Google Maps Street View to add 30 pre-Hispanic archeological sites, including Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan. The 360-degree “virtual tours” are each composed of millions of images, which were captured using a specially equipped off-road tricycle. Google Mexico worked with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History on the project, and they hope …

The Antikythera Mechanism, The World’s “First Computer”

Over a century ago, the broken remains of the Antikythera Mechanism were recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera, Greece. It was found in pieces, 82 fragments of an ancient puzzle that together revealed something of an anachronism: the world’s oldest known computer. Created some time around 150-100 B.C. in Ancient Greece, this …

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Old Bluffton Returns From A Watery Grave

Old Bluffton, Texas has been obscured by the watery depths of Lake Buchanan for years, but a stubborn Texan drought has lifted the veil on this hidden town lost in time. The drought, deemed “exceptional” by the U.S. Drought Monitor, has caused Lake Buchanan, the largest a big lake in Texas, to recede, revealing the broken …