Today, many cultures, cities and people of the past have been completely forgotten. Therefore, researchers often turn to art and inscriptions to learn more about life in antiquity. Some unusual findings can change the “facts” and even shed light on complex issues. The most remarkable discoveries are often accidental, and then scientists are amazed to discover both mysterious paintings and entire lost civilizations.
1. Frescoes in the octagonal tomb
In 2012, Chinese archaeologists made a find that only recently became known to the rest of the scientific community. It was an octagon-shaped tomb topped with a pyramidal roof. Continue reading