Cocaine in Egyptian mummies

When Columbus associates has opened a New land that was not India, they found not only dying from smallpox sufferers. They opened a world of unprecedented animals and plants that are found only in America. And only after this event, as it was believed until recently, Europeans became acquainted with leaves of Coca Bush and all the ensuing consequences. But now it turns out that in this story not all ends meet. If Columbus was the first European to set foot on American soil, how can one explain the traces of cocaine found on the bodies of Egyptian mummies? In 1992, German scientists have done studies one of the mummies, and to my surprise I found traces of hashish, tobacco and cocaine in hair, skin, and bones. For example, hemp could bring back from Asia, it’s not that unbelievable. Egyptian pharaohs a lot of things could afford. But tobacco and cocaine could be born only from the New world! In a building the conventional historical science is cracked and faltered. Before mummification, it turns out the pharaohs with his family already dabbled in cocaine.It is the same as in the blood of some of our celebrities suddenly found a drug that grows only on Venus. How could this happen? Here everyone has their own theory. Somebody’s sinning in archaeologists, who in celebration of the valuable findings could have a party and tried to connect the mummies to the General merriment. Or the mummies themselves were fake, or someone from the archaeologists overzealous in their love of mummies and mummification. The German scientists did what in their place would make everyone who values its reputation, they had another independent examination. And again found the drugs. And then they announced across-a drug test all available mummies. A third of them tested positive for nicotine. Moreover. In the guts of Ramses II were found pieces of tobacco leaves. And not only the leaves is a dead tobacco beetle was found last shelter in the womb of the great Pharaoh. Any ideas?

The Hebrew inscription on the stone in new Mexico

This 90-ton rock found in America, near Albuquerque (new Mexico) in 1933. As it turned out, the ten commandments inscribed in Hebrew. Experts from around the world could not grasp how this could be. To assume that in ancient America found a scholar of the Hebrew – to put it mildly, unlikely. In addition, some of the letters of the inscription borrowed from the Greek alphabet, i.e. the one who is scratched, had to know at least two languages (theoretically, could go some Samaritan). To bring the block too could not – the breed was clearly local. Maybe the inscription was a later imitation? Any American with a degree in theology could make such a hoax. By the way, the guy who found the inscription, was later accused of falsifying ancient artifacts (although his guilt was not proved, but still). The draw in this situation would be the only reasonable explanation. In General, it was more than strange. And yet, when modern researchers have studied the inscription and down, and compared it with other inscriptions found in the same places, they came to the conclusion – she may be from 500 to 2 000 years. It only means that the guy who made the find, above suspicion. Otherwise, nothing so plainly clear.

Ancient Roman statue in Mexico

Whoever has more than three grades of education or Google at hand, knows that Rome and Latin America are quite far from each other. Even in his heyday, even after the conquest of Africa and England, such forsaken places as Mexico remained outside the field of view of the Roman Empire. The Western hemisphere they would not have existed. That’s why finding antique head of a Roman statue created a furor in the scientific world. It happened in 1933. One archaeologist excavated an ancient burial about 40 miles (about 64 kilometers) from Mexico city and found, among the rubbish, which the ancients were placed in the grave of their deceased, a small figure. It should be noted that the excavation site until that time was covered with two layers of intact cement floor and, from 1500 onwards no one on this earth touched. So the variant with jokers don’t fit the bill. Of course, Columbus had already discovered America. Nevertheless, none of the white people (officially) in Mexico prior to 1519 is not declared. And even if I showed up – why drag all this way Roman statues? But the fact that the statue is a Roman, no doubt – the facial features match the artifacts found in Rome and Dating back to the second century. How did it get there? The big question. However, some light on this mystery can shed another discovery. In 1982, an underwater archaeologist found on the seabed near the port of Rio de Janeiro, Roman vases, which were later dated to the third century. During further search, they found two half-rotten ship, is also very similar to Roman. The Brazilian government decided not to focus public attention on these finds, and the whole story was soon safely forgotten. Brazilians do not like to be questioned on their understanding of the history. They like to believe that their country was opened by the Portuguese, not the Romans. There can, of course, argue that the steeper, yeah okay…

Norwegian coins from Maine

In 1957 in the American state of Maine, on the territory of the largest ancient settlements were excavated. Searched everything that had to do with the life and life of local tribes. Arrowheads, fragments of pottery – stuff like that. And suddenly stumbled upon a strange coin. First decided that this is the English penny of the XII century, after that 21 years old the coin has lain, without causing anybody. And then accidentally caught the eye specialist on numismatics, which is recognized in the Museum’s exhibit of Norwegian penny minted under king Olaf, whose reign falls in a short period of time between 1065 and 1080 for years. That is, the coin was minted in these 15 years of the reign of Olaf, and definitely in Norway. And it was found in Maine, among the artifacts of American Indians. One of the only Norwegian coin among tens of thousands of items left over from the aborigines. How could she get there? The answer is no.

An ancient Japanese language in new Mexico

Lives in new Mexico of a mysterious tribe the Zuni. Like the tribe as a tribe, but their language is not similar to one of the local dialects. Most of all he recalls… Japanese. Well, not exactly Japanese, but coincidences abound, to suspect these languages are related to one another. The theory of the contacts of the ancient Japanese ancient Indians appeared due to studying anthropology student named Nancy Davis. She first noticed the extraordinary similarity of the language of the indigenous population from Japanese. Moreover, similar to their sound of individual words, the similarity in the syntax – in both languages the verb stands at the end of the sentence, for example. And don’t forget that the Zuni language has almost nothing in common with other languages of the area. Having made this discovery, Davis has continued to dig with renewed energy and found that at Zuni, as well as the Japanese, the most common is the third group of blood – they often suffer the same rare disease. Plus echoes of the oral tradition about ancient times. Version Davis: somewhere in the twelfth century, Buddhist missionaries traveled to California, and then moved to the mainland, where he settled. You never know…

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