This post is about history and today we will be telling you about the 10 Incredible Ancient Mega Structures Discovered Recently.
The Temple of Pan
Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of hippos in northern Israel found a large bronze mask depicting the Greek god Pan. Additionally, an enormous entrance to a large stone building was found and it’s believed to be the remains of a temple compound dedicated to pan the temple. Pan was the mischievous half-man half-goat deity who represented shepherds and celebrations for the God were known to get out of hand often worship took the form of ecstatic rituals including drinking wine and dancing nude.
The Petra Monument
Petra has been an important archaeological site for centuries but an entirely new discovery has recently been made in the area a massive monument that was found by satellites. It has no known parallels to any other structure in Petra. The site now a tourist attraction was once a bustling Caravan City at the crossroads of the world.
The Goliath Gates
The Bible makes frequent mentions of the Philistines throughout the Old Testament but proof of the Philistines existence remained elusive for years. The ruins of Gath have been investigated on and off since around 1899 but it was only in recent years that the sheer size of the city has been recognized.
Just 3.2 kilometers to miles away from Stonehenge lies a stone monument 15 times the size of its more famed neighbor located at Durrington walls in Great Britain. Henges origins are just as murky and obscure as stone henges. It was built during the Neolithic period for some unknown reason.
Gigantic Aztec Skull Rack
A gruesome find from the time of the Aztecs was particularly uncovered behind a colonial-era Cathedral in Mexico City known as a skull rack. The skull rack stood 35 meters 115 feet tall and was 12 meters 40 feet wide an imposing sight for sure the rack would have held hundreds of skulls many of which were obtained through human sacrifice.
Ancient Welsh Bridge
In 2012 one of the most unique archaeological finds in europe was uncovered. The remains of three timber logs that were placed together were found in Monmouth wales. At first, it was believed that the Timbers were just ancient sleeper beams but when researchers realized that the area where the timber logs were found was once a lake. The lake the lake was eventually filled with silt burying that timber beams along with it. It has been built during the Bronze Age around 4,000 years ago. Suggesting that there was some kind of trough for heating water.
The Roman Villa At Wilshire
In 2016 construction workers digging in the backyard of a residential home in well Shire England uncovered an intricate red white and blue mosaic. The villa was spacious and luxurious suggesting that it was built for someone of great importance and standing in Roman-era Britain. It was once three stories high and contained 20 to 25 rooms before it was knocked down around fourteen hundred years ago. It is one of the most important finds in Great Britain.
Neanderthal Cave Circles
Inside Bruno cual cave in southern France, hundreds of carved stalagmites can be found jutting from the cave floor. The cave was originally found in 1990 but remained closed off until 2013. Researchers were finally able to examine the mysterious circles constructed from the stalagmites. The stalagmites circles are notable because there is evidence that they were altered and used by early men for heat lighting and cooking. It was believed that they had been built around 40,000 years ago.
The Ancient Greek Naval Base
Thousands of years ago the bustling port city of Athens Greece began to prepare for war against the encroaching Persian Empire by building hundreds of triremes. It has taken over a decade to fully study the remains of the base and it is clear that the structure would have been one of the largest buildings in the world. The structure built between 520 and 480 BC.
The City At Old Sarum
Old Sarum is a historical site that sits above the ruins of a recently examined medieval city. The city dates back to the 11th century and contained a cathedral and a castle. It died out in the 13th century around 300 years after its construction. it had long been known that there was once a city at old Sarah.