In 2022, postpandemic archeology restructured and marked the history of exploration with striking and eyeopening discoveries. Find out what the archaeological discoveries were over the past year.
Recently, some researchers and enthusiasts meet in different places around the world. The finds represent mankind’s past and solve cases that were thought to be lost.
See below which were the key discoveries of 2022.
Ernest Shackleton’s Expedition
Using underwater robots, a team of researchers found the wreck of the legendary Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship that had been missing since mid1915.
This happened after he tried to get past them Antarctic the South Pole and reach the end of another legendary century. So he had to leave the ship together with the crew, Endurance sank and reached 3,050 meters below the water level.
Bodies of mummified children in Lima, Peru
A tremendous discovery was made. Some say it was macabre. About eight mummified children have been found in Lima, Peru.
They were excavated by archeology team Pieter Van Dalen Luna. They have been dated 1,000 to 1,200 years ago. Apparently the bodies were sacrificed to accompany an ongoing transition to the underworld.
It turned out that there was an almost common practice: it happened in preInca societies, mainly in relation to “persons of high rank”.
The Discovery of a Goddess
Nidal Abu Eid, a Palestinian farmer, while cultivating his land in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, found an artifact of immense historical value.
After recounting his discovery, it was determined to be an Anat skull from almost 4,500 years ago. She was a Canaanite goddess of love and war.
Tracks were left in Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert. They caught the attention of researchers this year. After an investigation, traces from almost 12,000 years ago were found, when the last ice age came to an end.
The owners of the footprints were a bunch of adults and a child who walked through the area when it was marked by a long swamp.
The penis in the stone
In ruins in southern Spain, a penis found on the door has caught people’s attention. The penis dates back to Roman times.
It measures almost 45 cm and was carved into the rock in high relief. Everything indicates that this was a common practice in ancient Roman society, whose aim was to bring glory to manhood.
At that time symbols were found in front of houses and even on amulets worn by soldiers.
Neptune and the 40 lovers
A mosaic has been excavated in Syria relating to mythological figures from Syria. Ancient Greece. They have dimensions of 20 meters by 6 meters, what attracted attention was the way they were preserved.
The picture shows scenes written by a poet named Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey, including the Roman god Neptune alongside his 40 lovers.