Most MYSTERIOUS Secret Discoveries!

Most MYSTERIOUS Secret Discoveries!

From a skeleton inside a statue, to a King
buried beneath a parking lot, here are 10 Amazing Secret Discoveries…. 10. Roman Sword Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, has long been
suspected to be the hiding place for a number of treasures. The legend is so convincing that even a young
Franklin Roosevelt was part of a quest to discover what was buried within the ground. Despite people dedicating their lives to the
search for historical objects, and devoting vast resources to try and find what is thought
to be the lost treasure of the Templar’s, or even pirate hoards dug deep inside a hole
that everyone keeps trying to visit, no one has come forward to announce a find. After a period of inactivity, in recent years
the search for treasure has intensified, and is the subject of a History Channel show. Even though they haven’t found what they
were directly looking for, they have found some unexpected artefacts- one of which was
an ancient Roman sword. If it had been found in Europe, that wouldn’t
be such a surprise, but the fact that it was found in Canada raises questions about everything
we know about the Romans. Did they, contrary to previous belief, actually
make it across the Atlantic to North America? With the sword dating back to 200 BC, that
would mean they arrived more than 800 years before the Vikings, who are currently the
first people thought to have made the first contact between the old world and the new
world. This sword discovery could have changed history
as we know it. 9. King Richard III King Richard the third of England ruled between
1483 and 1485. Despite such a short time on the throne, he
was responsible for a number of famous stories, such as the supposed murder of his nephews,
the princes in the tower of London, and he was also the last English King to die in battle. He was killed at Bosworth field, during the
War of the Roses, but no one was ever sure what happened to his remains. In August 2012, researchers from the University
of Leicester began a quest to find his grave, and they found it in a surprising place. After discovering that he had been buried
in a medieval monastic site, they looked at the historic map and found that the grave
had now been covered by a parking lot. Permission was granted to excavate the site,
and sure enough, they found his remains along with those of a number of other soldiers. His remains were removed and laid to rest,
in 2015, in Leicester Cathedral- a far more fitting location for such an influential member
of the royal family. 8. 18th Century Ship at the WTC In 2010, with the tenth anniversary of the
9/11 attack approaching, an astonishing discovery was found at the site of ground zero- in what
was to become the parking garage of the new World Trade Center. Builders started digging up pieces of old
timber, and archaeologists were called in to assess what it was. It turned out to be the remains of an old
ship, but how did it get there? The answer was down to how the area was used
hundreds of years ago. At that time Lower Manhattan’s western shore
was much further in, and the site was used as an anchorage in the Hudson river. It’s thought that the remains are of a Hudson
River sloop, which was a type of merchant vessel that would have carried resources and
people up and down the river and the coast. It seems to have been deliberately sunk, though,
so some believe it was actually a British ship that carried troops during the revolutionary
war. 7. 700-Year-Old Mummy When workers in the Chinese city of Taizhou,
in the Jiangsu province, were charting nearby land for the expansion of a road, the last
thing they would have expected to find was a 700-year-old mummy. Wrapped in silk and cotton, she was perfectly
preserved, and is thought to have been a high ranking member of the Ming dynasty who ruled
China between 1368 and 1644. She was found, along with two other wooden
tombs, about 6 and a half feet beneath the ground, and gives a clear insight into how
people lived back then. Her body was wrapped and surrounded by a brown
liquid, and she was buried with ceramics, writings, and relics. Her features, including her skin, hair, eyelashes
and face, show little sign of deterioration and she was adorned with a variety of jewels. It’s not actually unusual to find mummies
in the region, as it was a common burial technique during the Ming dynasty. Still, though, it was certainly a surprise
for the construction workers. 6. Mayan Murals You might usually associate the discovery
of Mayan artefacts with the jungle regions of Latin America, but for one Guatemalan family
their discovery was much closer to home- or, to be more precise, inside it. The Ramirez family were embarking on a renovation
project in their kitchen, so they started peeling back all the layers of paint and plaster
that were on the walls. When Mr. Ramirez reached the earliest layer,
he found a series of Mayan murals dating back hundreds of years. One of them depicts people wearing Maya and
Spanish dress, with some holding human hearts in their hands. The entire piece shows a conquest dance, something
that is still performed to depict the Spanish invasion, and the Maya conversion to Christianity. Lots of home’s in the area date back to
a similar time to this one, so archaeologists hope they’ll have the chance to see behind
the walls in other properties and potentially learn a lot more about their culture. 5. A Medieval Hospital Barely a shopping center or high street can
exist these days without an Apple store nearby, and with such rapid expansion of their presence,
a lot of building work is required. For one new store in Madrid, though, things
didn’t go entirely as planned. When the construction crew dug into the ground
to begin work on the foundations of the Apple Store, they discovered brickwork. Further investigation found that it was the
remains of a medieval hospital that was used to treat victims of the plague that infected
people across Europe in the 1400’s. The hospital had been demolished in 1854 and
built over- lost to the annals of history. It’s not the first time a long lost building
has been found in the region. Four years earlier, a church was discovered
on a neighbouring site which was being turned into a metro station. Development there was halted for 10 months
while officials decided what to do. They decided to install a glass panel over
the ruins so that commuters could see the ruins as they walk to the platform. If you are visiting Madrid soon, be sure to
go check it out!! 4. Banwell Caves The Banwell Caves are a mysterious site in
the south west of England. They are made up of 2 caves, the first of
which was discovered in 1757. Known as the stalactite cave, it is full of
the geological structures, and soon became a tourist attraction when it was opened in
1824. The biggest surprise was yet to come, though,
and, while digging a new access tunnel to make it easier for people to see the stalactites,
a second cave was found- this time full of bones. The bone cave is a large cavern about 40 feet
across and 20 feet tall. The floor has been partially excavated and
is covered in hundreds of animal bones, which are also stacked at the side. They come from bison, reindeer, cave bears,
and wolves that lived in the Pleistocene era, about 80,000 years ago. It’s not entirely clear how so many bones
came to be here, but there are 2 main theories. The first is that a hole above the cave was
used as a pitfall trap, which would provide an easier and safer way for people from back
in time to capture the animals. Another theory, and the most widely accepted,
is that the bones were washed into the cave by water being released during the end of
the last ice age. Either way, it’s pretty creepy huh? 3. Catherine de Medici’s Hairpin Catherine de Medici was the queen consort
of France between 1547 and 1559. She was known across Europe for her love of
lavish jewellery, but most of her collection has disappeared in the past centuries through
being sold, lost, or stolen. Any objects of hers that are found are sure
to be worth a substantial sum, and they have been known to appear in the most unlikely
of places. In 2012, archaeologists were excavating the
Henry IV courtyard at Fontainebleau Palace near Paris. While they were digging away at what used
to be a communal toilet, something glimmered in the light. It was a 3.5 inch pin clearly having belonged
to Catherine because of its interlocking C’s, and the finish of white and green, which were
her colours. It was totally unexpected to find a possession
of hers in such a place, as opposed to somewhere more “Royal”, and it could suggest that
she lived a very different life to what the history books would lead us to believe. What the heck was her hairpin doing there?? 2. Buddha Statue At some point during the latter half of the
20th Century, a Dutch art collector bought a Buddha statue that caught his eye. It was only when he took it for restoration
work in the 90’s that he would find out the dark history of this ancient artefact. The restorers noticed there was something
inside, and to their shock they realised that it was a human body. They weren’t able to remove the remains
without destroying the statue, so there they remained. In recent years, technology has progressed
to a point where scans can be taken of what’s inside, and it’s astonishing. There’s the body of a mummified monk, about
1,000 years old, who’s sitting in the lotus position- and he’s been perfectly preserved. Possibly the most shocking thing about this
was that the monk had mummified himself, which was a far more common practise than you would
think. He is thought to have reduced the amount he
ate and drank in his last few weeks until falling into a trance. Others would have put him by a fire to help
dry him out and, once he died, he was put on display. It seems that at some point they decided to
help preserve him further by encasing him within the statue of Buddha- something that
is far more unusual, as this is the only known example. Who was this monk? And why was he encased within the statue of
Buddha? 1. Picasso’s “Blue Period” Masterpiece Canvasses are one of the greatest expenses
for artists, especially since they can only be used once, and it’s a problem artist
have been experiencing throughout history. To overcome this, it was quite usual for them
to be re-used, with older paintings being covered up and then painted on again. Now there is modern scanning technology, especially
to be able to determine if an artwork is real or fake, it’s now possible to see underneath
he top layers of paint. Occasionally, something extraordinary is found. This is what happened recently when researchers
from the NorthWestern University were conducting a project that looked at the works of Picasso. By using a technique called x-ray fluorescence,
they found that one of his “Blue Period” masterpieces, called “La Miséreuse Accroupie”,
which translates as “The Crouching Beggar”, was actually painted on top of work by a completely
different artist. The older painting was a landscape, and he
even used what was once a cliff top as the line of the cloaked woman’s back! As more and more paintings are looked at in
closer detail, a lot more can be understood about how the artistic greats worked, and
opens up the possibility that pieces that have been created by less accomplished artists
could be covering up something far more important and valuable. Thanks for watching!!

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  1. Hi I would like to say that are a great YouTube and would like to start a YouTube channel like yours but I don’t know how to edit the pictures in he videos

  2. I love number 6 because my People found a historical artifact. If your wondering what do i mean my people?? Im no leader but i was Born in Guatemala but was given up for adoption so i now live in the US and still have some Guatemalan artifacts

  3. You always come through when I want to watch an interesting video! You're psychic! Thank you, Katrina!?

  4. Love stuff like this but the Roman sword….just cause the sword dates to 200 BC does not in any way indicate the sword was deposited on a visit by the Romans at that time.

  5. Why are people using henry 8th paonting for king richard 3rd? Theres a lancaster rose on the hat. Richard would never have worn a lancaster rose on his garments. He was york n they were white rose.

  6. That monk inside the Buddha statue … something tells me that that could an EXTREMELY important find. Especially if it's the only known case of this happening. This guy must have had special knowledge or great importance of some kind…

  7. Did you know that A. I. is coming after you because you belong to mankind. The only reason mankind invented language is so that they could constantly express their need to endlessly complain.

  8. Maybe someone stole Catherine's hairpin then dropped it while they were in the communial toilet not Catherine herself.

  9. The Mayan civilization was already extinct by the time the Spanish arrived in the Americas. That's a common mistake people make. Maybe those are from the Aztecs or from some other local and contemporary people.

  10. That is a buddhist monk statue. Not a Buddha statue. But ok, I get it. I wonder if there are other statues with mummies inside…

  11. You should make part 2 of this… the Golden Buddha in Thailand should be on the list… it is a 9.8ft tall Buddha statue made of solid gold, people covered it with plaster to keep it safe from looters during the Siamese – Burmese War of the 18th century. They tried moving the statue to a different location in 1955 (not knowing what was inside) but it was far to heavy and the ropes snapped causing the plaster to chip, revealing the Golden Buddha inside… A key that could be used to disassemble the statue (to facilitate its transportation) was also discovered at the base of the statue.

  12. Everyone poops.
    From Kings and Queens,
    To single cell organisms.

    She probably dropped her hairpin while pooping.

  13. I love your channele soo much your one of the few youtubers that tell the truth and teach us way more stuff than SCHOOL!???????

  14. Number 4 could also be an ancient big foot lair that was used by a group of them. Or an ancient bear cave. Or some kind of carnivore/omnivore lol

  15. Hahahah I'm so glad apple got screwed over for there store site . Apple is evil and NOBODY should buy their over priced products .

  16. The ship found at ground zero was sunk and used as landfill to build out the island of Manhattan. Get your facts straight

  17. Just because a single sword is found in Canada doesn't mean anything special if you really think about it. Collectors travelers and so on but I bet it was an amazing to have found such a old relic

  18. good video, I find it funny it's titled secret discoveries though, it can't be a secret if it was discovered lol

  19. Talks about Romans sailing to America and shows a painting of an "Egyptian" ship. ?

    Self-mummification (Sokushinbutsu) is

    done by a special diet called "tree eating". Look it up. It's seriously weird.

    Love your channel but you should show more pictures of what you are talking about not so many random unrelated.

  20. Bs channel ! The roman sword was proven to be a replica ! It is portrayed as real ! And no mention that the bin Laden family already had the contract to build the new trade Center ! Before the false terrorist attacks ! Look up Bush talking about the explosives planted inside the buildings !

  21. Aukaat teri hai nahi. Jo karna hai me kar lunga. Teri koi zaroorat nahi hai mere ko.

    Apna chota sa dimag lo aur nikal lo. Mera mann kharab ho jata hai jab chutiyo ke Saath chalta hu to. Saale bekar me mera Naam lenge.

    Don't over do it. Jitna bola jaye utna karo. Chote mote tatte peeche ghomte rehte hai dimag kharab ho jata hai.

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