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Unexplained Mysteries top 10 archaeology stories of 2023

By T.K. Randall
December 30, 2023 · Comment icon 0 comments

Would you sleep here for $10 million ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Dale Cruse
Here we take a look back at the most popular historical mysteries and discoveries from the last twelve months.
From spending the night in the Paris Catacombs for $10 million to new evidence of Noah's Ark in Turkey, here we list our top ten most viewed archaeology and history stories of 2023.

10. Mysterious hand print found in wall of ancient Jerusalem moat - Archaeologists discovered the enigmatic hand print during excavation work of the city's historic fortifications.

9. Graves belonging to the Knights Templar found in Staffordshire - The intriguing find has been likened to something out of Dan Brown's novel 'The Da Vinci Code'.

8. New evidence discovered at alleged resting place of Noah's Ark in Turkey - Scientists have found evidence of human activity dating back to the time of the Biblical vessel.

7. Historians stumped by contents of historic 1820s time capsule - There had been much intrigue and excitement about what would be found inside the lead box buried 200 years ago.

6. Hidden anomalies discovered on the Stone of Destiny - A historic stone that has been used in the coronation of monarches for centuries has yielded some surprising secrets.
5. Enigmatic 'writing system' in ice age cave art deciphered - Hunter-gatherers who painted on cave walls 20,000 years ago also left behind something quite unexpected.

4. 'Tomb of Cerberus' unearthed by archaeologists in Italy - The remarkable sealed tomb, which is believed to date back 2,000 years, was found in Giugliano.

3. 7,000-year-old road discovered underwater off Croatian island - The Neolithic road was found after an archaeologist noticed 'strange structures' in the water nearby.

2. Would you spend the night in the Paris Catacombs for $10M ? - The dark, bone-filled catacombs are more than a lot of people believe they can handle - even for millions of dollars.

1. Long-lost 1,500-year-old Bible chapter discovered using UV light - The ancient text constitutes a 'hidden chapter' of the Bible that had been concealed beneath other layers of text.



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