5 Recent Ancient Finds That Are Surprisingly Large

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After all the “paleontologist” jokes in Friends, you may think archaeology is pretty dull, but I assure you, it’s not all that boring… most of the time. There are times, however, when the archeologists, after spending weeks digging up dirt, and using those tiny brushes to dust off bone fragments and pottery shards of pottery, they find something extraordinary! Forgotten temples, lost cities – you name it. It’s all just sitting there somewhere under a thick layer of dirt, waiting to be uncovered.

 

 

1. The Griffin And The Dragon
4 years ago, in 2013, archaeologists exploring Mokhnataya mountain (“furry mountain”) in Siberia, found some unique granite monuments. Well, it’s either that ,or our pareidolia is to blame. There are these 2 huge creatures, resembling a dragon and a griffin. The dragon consists of 6 parts and weighs over 120 tons. The other beast is 5.9 meters (19.4 ft) long and 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) tall. The Scythian monuments could easily be older than 10,000 years, but nobody really know who made these monsters and why.

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