Portuguese soldiers used black swords in the Age of Discovery in order to not reflect the light and announce their presence on ships, avoiding also its rusting when used near salt water.
A merkhet was an ancient Egyptian timekeeping instrument used for telling time at night. This star clock was extremely accurate, and could be used to make astronomical observations. It has been suggested that these instruments were probably used in the construction of temples and tombs to align the structures in particular ways.
Some believe that it is a natural rock formation, while others claim that it is an ancient statue that was carved by an unknown civilization lost to time.
Before the modern medical knowledge of coma, what did ancient people do to a person in coma? Did they bury them alive or something similar?
They are so precisely cut that even a razor blade can't fit through their interlocking joints – a technology that didn't exist until centuries later.
Sacred chambers and liquid mercury found inside the underground tunnels of Mexican Pyramids could hold the ancient secrets of Teotihuacán.
The discovery and history of the Monolith of Tlaloc are shrouded in a number of unanswered questions and enigmatic details.
These incredible tools are a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of human beings – and begs the question, what other ancient knowledge and techniques have we forgotten in our race towards progress?
Archaeologists have found evidence of brain surgery being conducted during the Late Bronze Age, which provides insights into the history and evolution of medical practices.
The mystery surrounding the tomb of the eminent Ancient Egyptian architect Senmut, whose ceiling shows an inverted star map, still stirs the minds of scientists.