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The most curious data in the world

The most curious data in the world

It is still a mystery how many ancient civilizations were connected to each other, at a time when, hypothetically, they did not have the means of communication that we now have on a daily basis and with practicality. In addition, these civilizations learned and adopted among themselves the customs of one and the other. How did they do it? We still don’t know exactly.

Let’s look at ancient civilizations with surprising facts:


Benares, India

Did you know that the father of plastic surgery was Sushruta?

Facial reconstructions were necessary because soldiers did not wear helmets when going to war.

  • Rhinoplasty has been practiced since the 6th century BC.
  • Amputating the nose was a recurring punishment


Machu Picchu, Cusco

How did they manage to mold the huge stones?

The Incas built a wonderful empire with 120-ton stones and with incredible accuracy.

  • According to one hypothesis, the liquid from a native plant converted the rocks into plasticine.
  • “The blocks were shaped by beating them with black stones”. – Garcilaso De La Vega.


Isla de Pascua, Chile

Is it possible to transport 75-ton stones?

The Moáis are giant stone statues and are an important work of art of the Rapa Nui.

  • The volcanic stones were carved in the same place of origin.
  • The carving started from the sides and continued towards the head.


Guiza, Egypt

How could a pyramid of 146 meters be built?

The Egyptians (26th century BC) used the autumn equinox to align the pyramid.

  • “The blocks were not cut, but molded” – Joseph Davidovits, French scientist.
  • They dampened the sand to drag the sleds with 2.5-ton blocks.


The Great Babylon, Mesopotamia

How long did it take to have a sewer?

Paris had its sewer system in 1850 and London in 1866. The Babylonians got it around 4000 B.C.

  • It was the first place where clay was molded to channel waste.
  • The first “T” tubes were found buried in the Temple of Bel.


Xaghra, Malta

Who built these megalithic temples?

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1980. It was built approximately 3200 B.C.

  • According to Maltese legend, the temples were built by giants.
  • The Ggantija Neolithic complex was built in 3700 B.C.  


Plouezoc´h, France

What was the oldest building in the world?

Cairn de Barnenez was built 2,000 years before the pyramids of Egypt (in 4850 B.C.).

  • It has stones 72 meters long, 9 meters high and up to 7,000 cubic meters.
  • The weight of the cairns reaches up to 14 tons.


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