You might not think so but history isn’t something that is set in stone.
Subscribe to Talltanic #7 - Life On Mars Since it has been introduced, we as a society have gotten used to the idea that Mars and probably other planets once had life on them. Although this is something we’ve come to accept to be true, did you know that there is a whole new side of Mars’ history that we didn’t even know about? Although Mars doesn’t look like it now, NASA members have seen evidence on the planet’s surface that leads them to believe that there was once a massive ocean covering a large portion of the northern hemisphere. With that much water, they say that the planet could have been both warm and wet which is an even better breeding ground for life than previously thought.
#6 - Akrotiri On Thera The preserved excavation site pictured here is Akrotiri on Thera, a rich ancient city that could possibly be the source of the famous Atlantis. Just like what had happened to the poor people of Pompeii, the Aegean city of Akrotiri was also coated in a thick layer of ash preserving it throughout the ages. The eruption occurred in 1620 BC and wasn’t truly discovered until the 1960s. This almost perfectly preserved city shows an abundance of wealth that include some astounding paintings depicting Bronze Age life. This discovery gave the world a whole new look and understanding of the Mediterranean sea trade as well as Minoan art.
#5 - Oracle Bone Writing There has been a recent discovery that could mean the Chinese were among the first to discover the Americas. Scattered around the southern United States was a collection of 82 old stones that don’t look like they fit in with anything else from the surrounding native cultures. The messages on the rocks are messages written in Chinese oracle bone script. Oracle bone script is one of the oldest forms of Chinese writings known. When deciphering these messages, words describing a journey seems as though it was written by people exploring a new world. If this is true then that means that the Chinese landed in North America over 3,000 years ago.
#4 - There Are More Mayan Cities The strange squarish platform pictured here is thought to be a huge Mayan city that was discovered by a 15-year-old named William Gadoury. This Canadian boy has a theory that Mayans chose to place their cities by following the constellations. After establishing this theory, he figured that there must be another undiscovered city in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and judging by this picture, it looks like he may be right. The place in question hasn’t been seen in person yet but there have been curious sighting from space which is prompting an expedition.
#3 - There’s More To King Tut’s Tomb Being lovers of ancient Egyptian history, we love the fact that there could possibly be more to King Tut’s tomb. When re-examining the chambers of the tomb with laser scans, Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves found what appeared to be not one but two additional, untouched chambers within the tomb. One of the chambers is thought to be hidden behind the wall you see in this picture.
After being asked what he believed was behind door number one, Reeves said that he believes, and hopes, that it is the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti. Don’t worry, they aren’t going to just bring in a wrecking ball and smash in a wall, when they are ready to reveal what’s in the hidden tombs, they’ll most likely only drill tiny holes so they can insert cameras to look around.
#2 - The Costa Rican Spheres If the sphere pictured here looks familiar it's because they have been a hot topic since they’ve been seen all around Costa Rica, sitting out in the sunshine, hanging out underwater, or like the one pictured here, almost buried completely under the dirt. It turns out that these spheres were left adorning certain towns and buildings depending on the person or people’s importance or title. The process it took to actually create these near perfect stones was such a lengthy and involved one that these stone couldn’t be given to just anyone, they had to have some sort of major social standing.
#1 - Metal Books The two ancient books you see here are actually ancient texts in the form of metal books. The collection found was a total of 70 of these tiny books that measured to be about the size of a credit card. On the pages of these books are symbols, characters, and markings that are believed to possibly unlock some of the most questioned secrets of some of the first days of Christianity.
The things these books say could end up changing the way we understand the Bible. Although it appears as though some of the markings refer to a Messiah, a Crucifixion, and possibly even a Resurrection, no one has been able to understand the full context of the language written.
If you struggle with Acrophobia, I highly recommend you move on to another video on our channel, because today we have a look at some of the craziest and amazing bridges from across the globe. Some are mighty, others rickety, and many of heights you never deemed possible for a bridge. Enjoy! Subscribe to Talltanic 11 - A river runs through it… This is definitely not your regular kind of bridge, and it’s aptly named The Moses Bridge or the Invisible Bridge. This was an active defense line during the 17th century, and the moat fell into disrepair in the 19th century. People were so eager to explore the other side, but the water was too shallow for boats, so this bridge was the perfect solution. It’s located in The Netherlands, and is made from waterproof wood. There are of course those that worry that the water could spill over, but amazingly the water levels are adjustable. Crossing this creative bridge should definitely be added to your bucket list! 10 - Build Bridges… This insane bridge is the Langkawi Sky Bridge in Malaysia. It’s 2, 170 feet above sea level and was completed in 2005. It’s designed as a curved walkway, so pedestrians can get the best views possible. It cost $1. 2 million to build, and it was done within 12-months. It did close for construction in 2012 and partially reopened in 2015. The last update was that some parts of the bridge are still shut off to the public. 9 - Grass Roots… We’re off to Cambodia to brave the Bamboo Bridge, a bridge that is literally made from Bamboo and gives hundreds of people daily access to a nearby island. The bridge is rebuilt every single year, with the framework consisting of the bamboo sticks and the floor being made of several layers of cane cut in half. 2017 may have been the last year this special bridge would have been made, as funding has become available to build a proper bridge for the people. 8 - Sun’s Up… This is the design of Santiago Calatrava, a renowned Spanish Architect. It’s called the Sundial Bridge, and as the name suggests, the bridge also acts as a giant sundial. The structure is made from steel, glass and granite and it allows pedestrians to cross the Sacramento River in the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. 7 - Soak it all in… When it comes to viewing pleasure, not many can beat the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada. It hangs above the Capilano River in Vancouver, and is a tourist hotspot. You’re surrounded by the West Coast rainforest, and the beautiful waters of the river, seriously, what more could ask for? There’s a lot to do at the park if you’re ever in the area, you won’t be sorry you stayed a bit longer! 6 - Excellent Support… This quirky bridge is situated at Wuppertal in Germany and has been aptly named the Lego Bridge. It’s not scary, and the view isn’t that great, but we just love the quirkiness of this awesome bridge which brings back fond memories of our childhood. 5 - Cross at your own risk… It’s been dubbed the, “Oh my God bridge”, which doesn’t leave you with much confidence, however, people cross the Quepos Bridge every day and nothing happens to them. It looks like it’s going to fall down any minute, but it’s still there and has stood since the mid 1930’s! It can hold a 30-ton lorry, so I promise you’ll be ok should you need to cross! 4 - Worth the risk? You’ll be pretty chuffed with yourself if you make it across and live to tell the tale! This is the Hanging Bridge of Ghasa, found in Nepal and mimics an old abandoned rollercoaster. Herds of animals use this bridge daily to get to the other side, and is 443 feet high and 1, 128 feet long. This bridge was built specifically for animals, to ease the congestion caused by cattle. 3 - A masterpiece… This is the Da Vinci Bridge, and the original plans were sketched by Da Vinci himself in 1502. It was presented to Sultan Bajazet II of Constantinople, but only used 500-years later by Norwegian artist Vebjørn Sand. Opened in 2001, this pedestrian bridge crosses the E18 highway, which is just 12-miles from Oslo. It’s much smaller than the original drawing, but still spectacular. It’s been called one of the 5 coolest bridges in the world by Wired. 2 - Let’s get deep… The Germans can be credited with building the longest navigable aqueduct bridge called the Madgeburg Water Bridge and has pedestrian space on either side. It’s been in the making since 1905, but for various reasons throughout the years, work had to be halted. It was completed in 1998. 1.