Archaeology & History
Unexplained Mysteries top 10 archaeology stories of 2022
By T.K. Randall
December 31, 2022 · 3 comments
Does Uri Geller really know where to find the Ark of the Covenant ? Image Credit: Benjamin West
Here we take a look back at the most popular historical mysteries and discoveries from the last twelve months.
From Zahi Hawass claiming to have pinpointed the whereabouts of Queen Nefertiti's tomb to the discovery of an ancient gold ring depicting the image of Jesus, 2022 has certainly been an interesting year for archaeology.
10. Hoard of gold and silver coins found behind Egyptian temple
- Egyptian archaeologists have announced the discovery of a significant amount of treasure in the city of Esna.
9. Vast megalithic complex discovered in Spain
- Archaeologists have announced the discovery of more than 500 standing stones in Huelva, Spain.
8. Zahi Hawass claims that he has found the tomb of Queen Nefertiti
- The famed Egyptologist maintains that he has solved the millennia-old mystery of Nefertiti's whereabouts.
7. Ancient gold ring found in a shipwreck could depict Jesus
- Revealed by the Israel Antiquities Authority back in December, the ring shows a shepherd boy holding a sheep.
6. Tomb linked to King Arthur is set to be excavated
- Archaeologists are preparing to explore what lies inside a 5,000-year-old tomb known as Arthur's stone.
5. Previously unknown structures found near Machu Picchu
- Drones equipped with LIDAR have made a new discovery in Machu Picchu National Park.
4. Is a cup on display in a Spanish cathedral the actual Holy Grail ?
- Some researchers believe that the long-sought relic is actually situated in Spain's Valencia Cathedral.
3. 'Mermaid bed' found at site of 2,100-year-old burial in Greece
- Archaeologists have unearthed the skeleton of a woman who was buried on a bed adorned with images of mermaids.
2. Remains of real-life 3-meter-tall 'thunderbird' found in Australia
- Palaeontologists have unearthed what is thought to be the leg bones of the largest species of bird to ever live.
1. Uri Geller says he knows where the Ark of the Covenant is
- The Israeli spoon bender is no stranger to making 'out there' claims, as evidenced by this most recent example.