Archeologists, psychologists, scientists and researchers continue to amuse and enlighten us with their awesome findings. Whether you talk about things such as cognitive dissonance or unearthing findings of a city suppressed under ruins and relics they are incredible and no less shocking to the minds. Here are some incredible findings from across the world which stun you to the core.
Buddha’s Birth Date Revealed: A timber structure was unearthed around the suspected birth niche of Lord Buddha which sought to specify his exact birth date. The structure was found suppressed beneath the rubbles of brick temples. The excavations which were carried out in Nepal revealed the year of his birth as sixth century BC as speculated from the tree shrine relics at the Sacred Garden of Lumbini.
Homo Sapiens Just another Evolving lineage: The recent unearthing of a skull whose age is a whopping 1.8 million years revealed that human beings may not have had as many branches as had been believed previously. The skull was found alongside other skulls which date around the same time and revealed differing structures, one among them being reminiscent of an Ethiopian counterpart which had been 2.3 million years old. Further research carried out on the five skulls thus discovered revealed that all of them belonged to single species of homo genus group which was however, variable.
The Placebo Effect: When you get a headache and you pop a pill into your mouth you start feeling better within a few minutes. But the truth is the effect of pills take at least 15 minutes to influence your body and hence the sense of satisfaction and alleviation of pain is mostly psychological rather than physical.
Discoveries at Pompeii: A warrior along with an infant’s remains was found when excavators were working at the site of Kanai Higashiura. What makes the discovery all the more intriguing is the fact that the warriors is still found donning the lamellar suit and the remains date back to as early as the 6th century BC. The two bodies found were both destroyed and killed due to a volcanic eruption and are over 1400 years old.