Archeologists are still finding mysterious ancient artifacts people dug out from various locations like caves, under the sea or in passageways.
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Artifacts that were accidentally unearthed
The world is full of buried treasures… some that are searched for and some you just sort of… stumble upon. Coming up… ancient cities, stone armies, breaking the language barrier, and more. Join us as we take a look at some of the strangest artifacts that were accidentally unearthed!
The Lascaux cave discovery reads just a little bit like the start of a horror movie… but it doesn’t turn out that grisly.
When you’re doing a manual labor job, like digging a ditch, it can really be a burden to have to move a big rock, or a tree root.
Venus de milo
Some of the most famous people in the world come from relatively unknown roots, and the same can be true of art.
When you’re renovating a home, you’re never sure what you might find. There’s a chance that a rich grandfather hid a Rembrandt, but you’re not likely to find a whole new world.
Some discoveries that seem… well, pretty interesting at first, can end up being world-class finds. The Banwell Caves in Somerset, England, were first discovered in the mid seventeen hundreds.
Sometimes even doomed projects can have unexpected and positive results. When Napoleon Bonaparte attempted to take Egypt in the late seventeen hundreds and… well, failed, he brought along a group of scientists, historians, and language experts who were there to collect relics and study up on the country’s history.
If you stumble on a relic as a teenager, you might be inclined to get rid of it for some fast cash. This may or may not end up being worth it, though. A group of Arab teenagers were tending livestock in 1947 near the ancient city of Jericho.
Anytime you go diving, there’s a chance you’ll discover something ancient or awesome. Even if you don’t it’ll probably be a fun time, but that’s not the point.
So much of archaeology focuses on accidental discoveries, and it really makes you think about what else is out there.
good video, albiet the rosetta stone was found in the 19th century and its hieroglyphics were decoded through references to the pharaoh's name by an individual, not a team. anyways as is aid nice video :)
Actually, the discovery of the remains of Richard III wasn't by accident, quite the opposite. Members of the Richard III Society deduced that he was buried on the property and after funding and permission for the dig was achieved, excavation began and subsequently, the body of the king was uncovered.
When Macmillan talked about the wind of change, he was referring to the desire of African nations for their independence. But he might just as easily have been talking about education in England, where many concerns - about the extent of underprivilege, the need for a more child-centred style of education in primary schools, the unfairness of the selective tripartite system of secondary schools, and wider access to higher education - were now reaching a climax.
Tory education policy.
In his book The Making of Tory Education Policy in Post-War Britain 1950-1986 , Christopher Knight argues that in the period between 1950 and 1974 the Conservative Party failed to fashion an educational policy in line with Conservative philosophy (Knight 1990:3).
However, the beginnings of a Tory education policy can be seen, Knight suggests, in One Nation - A Tory Approach to Social Problems , published by the Conservative Political Centre in 1950. It was written by nine members of what became known as the One Nation group of Tory MPs, including Edward Heath, lain Macleod, Angus Maude and Enoch Powell, who were committed to preserving the church schools and the private sector, to defending the tripartite system, and to opposing what they saw as the enforced uniformity of comprehensive education.
In his contribution to One Nation , Maude wrote: The modern insistence on humanising teaching methods . must not be made an excuse for abandoning the traditional disciplines of learning . We deplore the present tendency to drag down the brighter children to the level of the dull ones (quoted in Knight 1990:12-13). It was perhaps unsurprising that the Tories should have spent little effort in developing a coherent education policy in the early 1950s because, when they regained power in 1951, the overwhelming need was for more school places to cope with the rapidly rising birth rate. Oversize classes (forty or more pupils) and inadequate buildings were the dominant issues for politicians, civil servants and parents alike . A wider vision of schooling was not yet developed