Five major archaeological discoveries of the last decade

Lost cities, unknown civilizations, mysterious stone circles and a strikingly well-preserved dinosaur. What discoveries of archeology have been called the most significant finds of the last decade?

Lost City of Shadow in Greece

In 2018, near the Greek village of Chiliomodi, the remains of walls were found, and then marble floors and burials from the time of the Hellenes. Further excavations in 2019 yielded more than 200 coins and remains of more than 500 square meters of Roman baths. m. Scientists believe that they have found the independent Trojan city of Shadow, which is mentioned in various texts.

Nearly Perfect Nodosaurus Mummy from Canada

In 2011, the fossil remains of a nodosaurus, a herbivorous dinosaur with heavy bone armor, were found in the province of Alberta. They are perfectly preserved, including the armor plates and the contents of the stomach. It is believed that the age of the remains is at least 110 million years, but they look as if the creature died just a couple of days ago.

Egyptian pyramid building ramp

In 2018, in the Egyptian region of Khatnub, near the old alabaster quarries, a structure was found that could serve as a construction ramp to move heavy loads upward. It looks like a ramp, with two rows of steps on the sides. In the upper part of the platform there are holes for retaining posts, which secured the load in place. This approach allows lifting weights even at an angle of 20 degrees, and scientists believe that the structure was used in the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Unknown civilization from Honduras

Back in 2012, aerial photography showed the presence of some ruins in the Mosquito Valley in Honduras. Initially, the researchers believed that they had found the city of La Ciudad Blanca - the legendary city of the White Monkey. But the expedition conducted in 2015 came to the conclusion that we are talking about a number of separate settlements, and not about one structure. They managed to find shards and whole dishes covered with ethnic patterns of some unknown civilization.

Spanish "Stonehenge" - Guadalperal

Near the Valdecagnas reservoir, Spain, due to a severe drought, the Guadalperal dolmen, previously hidden under water, was opened. In the past, very famous, it bears the name of the Spanish Stonehenge and is at least 4000 years old. In former times, it was a place of pilgrimage, ceremonies and burials of important persons.