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Strangest Mysteries That Are Now Solved

The Top Unsolved Mysteries That Were Finally Resolved

By Felix OkunnusiPublished 2 months ago 4 min read

In 2006 and 2009, almost complete fossils of the mysterious dinosaur Doyus were found. These fossils showed unique traits like awkward arms and a sail-like structure on its back. The dinosaur was large, measuring 36 ft in length and weighing 6.4 tons. It lived in rivers and ate plants and fish. The fossils also had evidence of feathers and beaked snouts. These discoveries amazed palaeontologists, but the heads of the fossils were missing. It was later revealed that illegal collectors had taken them.

Sandro Botticelli was a famous painter during the Florentine Renaissance. Some of his well-known works include the Birth of Venus and La Primavera. A painting called Madonna of the Veil was believed to be his work when it was discovered in 1930. However, further investigation by art historians and scientists revealed that it was actually a forgery. Lord Lee of Fare purchased the painting for $250,000 in 1930, but it was later found to be fake. In the post-war period, a closer examination of the painting raised doubts about its authenticity.

The painting of Madonna was suspected to be a forgery due to various inconsistencies. Analysis revealed the use of pigments not available during the painting's supposed time period and deviations from traditional techniques. It was attributed to Umberto Junti, a skilled forger known for creating convincing artworks. The deliberate damage, wormholes, and intentional painting techniques further supported the forgery.

Shifting to cosmology, the universe is enclosed within a 250-million-light-year bubble containing Earth, the Solar System, and galaxies. The average matter density in this bubble is about half that of the rest of the universe. Edwin Hubble's research in 1929 showed that galaxies were moving away from each other, indicating an expanding universe. The Hubble constant estimates the rate of expansion at approximately 70 km per second, increasing every 3.26 million years.

There has been a discrepancy in calculating the speed of the universe's expansion using two methods: cosmic microwave background and observations of supernovae. Physicist Lucas Lumer proposed that the universe might not be as uniform as previously thought, suggesting the existence of a large bubble with lower matter density than the rest of the universe. By considering this bubble and its impact on distance measurements, a new value for the Hubble constant could be obtained, around 70 ho. This explanation reconciles the previous estimates of 67.4 ho and 74 ho.

In another topic, the Anasazi, also known as ancestral Puebloans, were a Native American tribe that inhabited the four corners area of the United States. They were hunters, gatherers, and later developed sophisticated agricultural systems. However, around the end of the 13th century, they abandoned their cliff houses and migrated southward and eastward. The exact reasons for their migration have been a mystery, but recent research suggests that environmental factors, such as a prolonged drought from 1276 to 1299, played a role. The challenging living conditions in cliff settlements and the constant fear of attacks may have contributed to their decision to flee.

The discovery of platinum in Clovis archaeological sites across a wide geographical area suggests that an extraterrestrial impact event may have been responsible for the disappearance of the Clovis culture. The presence of platinum is often associated with asteroid impacts or comet collisions. However, no impact site has been found to date.

The timing of the platinum deposits coincides with the onset of the Younger Dryas period, a mini ice age that occurred around 12,000 years ago and lasted for about 1,400 years. This period of climatic cooling may have been triggered by an impact event, causing widespread environmental changes and potentially disrupting the Clovis way of life.

The research conducted by the University of South Carolina provides evidence supporting the hypothesis that a cosmic impact played a role in the extinction of the Clovis culture. Further studies and investigations are necessary to confirm this theory and to uncover more details about the potential impact event and its effects on the Clovis people and their environment.

The location of Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments, is subject to debate. While some claim it is in northwest Saudi Arabia, this theory lacks widespread acceptance. Alternatively, scholars suggest the southern Sinai Peninsula, specifically Jebel Musa and Jebel Katarina, as more plausible locations. Ongoing research aims to provide further clarity on the matter.

American Bible researcher Ryan Maro claims that Mount Sinai is located in Saudi Arabia, challenging the traditional belief that it is in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. Maro's research suggests that several sites in Saudi Arabia correspond to the biblical account of Moses and the Israelites. He cites geological formations, coral formations resembling chariots, and an alleged land passage between Egypt and Saudi Arabia as evidence. Maro also points to the discovery of a split rock, an ancient altar, and petroglyphs as supporting his claims. The location of Mount Sinai remains a topic of debate.


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