Sometimes, discoveries are made that just baffle those who make them. This is because they either don't fit conventions in any way, or have no plausible explanation as to why they are the way they are. The five discoveries made below have left many people scratching their heads for a very long time. Take a look:
1. Embryo mummy
This little sarcophagus was discovered in Egypt at the turn of the 20th century. Although it wasn't an unusual thing for a small Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to be discovered (they were primarily used to bury human organs), research showed that this particular one actually contained a fetal mummy. The embryo was between 16 and 18 weeks old at the time of death. It is dated to be between 664 and 525 BC. Scientists have called it a unique discovery, because it's the youngest mummy that's ever been found.
2. The Neolithic lovers
These 6,000-year-old skeletons were discovered a few years ago near the city of Mantova in Italy. The man and the woman were buried holding each other, and studies have shown that Neolithic double burials were extremely rare. In fact, this discovery marked the first time that a couple was discovered buried in such a position. They are nicknamed Romeo and Juliet because the discovery was made close to the city of Verona, where William Shakespeare's iconic love characters were supposedly from.
3. The unknown tomb of Amphipolis
The city of Amphipolis is well-known for its amazing collection of Ancient Greek ruins, but there's one site in particular that has baffled archeologists for many decades. Two tall marble statues, known as caryatides, guard the entrance to a tomb of an unknown woman. Some archeologists have speculated that it was the grave of Olimpia, while others that it belongs to Roxana, the wife of Alexander the Great. Yet another theory speculates that the tomb wasn't related to Alexander the Great at all.
4. Zodiac concrete slab
This zodiac concrete slab was dug up a few years ago in the United States. The soil layer which it was buried under suggests that it had been there for hundreds of years, as opposed to being buried by a prankster. It's highly likely that the slab was once used as a solar clock, and this is evidenced by how the symbols are arranged on its face.
5. Third Reich field army locker buried in a back garden
A man named Dmitry Lukichev was digging a cesspool for an outdoor toilet in his backyard in Kyrgyzstan when his spade hit a metallic object. To his amazement, it turned out to be a field locker that belonged to a German army officer. It contained many personal belongings, such as glasses, toiletries, removable collars, a clothes brush, and a Wehrmacht officer’s jacket in perfect condition. How it got there or who it belonged to is a complete mystery.