Historical monuments and architectural treasures, the authenticity of which is questionable
As a rule, sightseeing, tourists believe everything what the guide says. However, it often happens that the historical monuments or architectural finds are nothing more than a good "promoted" bogus. This review contains the famous sights, the authenticity of which raises many questions.
Stonehenge is one of the most important monuments of ancient architecture. Some consider him the astrological calendar, the other - the sanctuary of the Druid, and others - a place of power. Tens of thousands of tourists guides tell how many centuries these stones, but for some reason are silent about the fact that in 1958, Stonehenge was subjected to a thorough reconstruction.
The reconstruction of Stonehenge in 1958.
Half a century ago, a large-scale operation to restore the ancient monument. But rather to say that Stonehenge was built virtually from scratch. Fallen boulders arranged the archaeologists as they see fit. We are using modern technology and concrete. Given these facts, it is difficult to talk about Stonehenge as the construction of the ancient people.
The reconstruction of Stonehenge.
resting place of Jesus Christ
Probably everyone knows that Jesus was buried in Jerusalem, at the place where the Holy Sepulcher today. But not everyone agrees with this statement.
In the city of Srinagar (India) is the mausoleum of the saint Yuz Asaf. Ahmadi Muslims liken him to Jesus Christ. According to their view, Jesus was not dead after his crucifixion. They put him in a coffin, but 3 days later he woke up and headed east to wander.
Some put forward such version, which could well become a second-class movie script. Supposedly suffered at Calvary was not Jesus, and his brother. And the Savior left Jerusalem and was in Japan. He started a family there and live up to 106 years. On the national dress of the Japanese residents of the village Shingo present the Star of David. In addition, every child born in the area in the first moments of life, draw a cross on the forehead. In the village there is a tomb, which, according to the villagers, buried Jesus Christ.
The Cardiff Giant
October 16, 1869 in Cardiff (New York, USA), two workers digging a well, found the 3-meter fossil of ancient man. The find has been declared a sensation. Who rushed to the spot to witness the giant. The enterprising owner of the land, William Newell began to charge for entry to the territory.
After a few years, Newell admitted that the 3-meter giant - is not nothing but a hoax. Statue of plaster made by his cousin George Hull as a mockery of the priest statements of giants that inhabited the earth in Biblical times. I lay a buried statue of a year until it "accidentally" not workers dug.
Interestingly, archaeologists immediately determined that the find - it's a fake, but the key to create a stir played reporters who have made the news sensation.
In 1898, clearing his land of trees and stumps in Kensington city, an American of Swedish origin Olof Öhman found a stone with ancient inscriptions. The researchers who undertook a study finds, found that the signs on the stone - a Scandinavian runes. Moreover, the "1362" date was carved on the plate. Stone began to carry on all kinds of exhibitions.
A few years after one Grand Walter said that the inscriptions on the stone is not more than 10-15 years, t. To. They scrawled on the stone of his father and his friend. Recognition has had a bombshell. Scientists have again started to learn writing. In the twentieth century, a more detailed analysis was made of stone. It really turned out to be fake.
House of Juliet in Verona
For tourists coming to Verona, must-see destination entertainment program is a visit to the house of Juliet, the same star-crossed lovers of Shakespeare's famous tragedy. The fact that the plot works - it is only an invention of the author, does not bother anyone. Every pleasure is considering "that" the balcony, which allegedly climbed Romeo to Juliet.