Human history on earth is beneath our feet. Everyday archaeologists are discovering amazing new things that are changing the way we are looking at the past. Some of the strange skulls dug up over the years are doing just that. From Peru to Venice here is our list of the world’s most mysterious skulls.
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The Paracas Skulls were discovered in 1928 by Julio Tello. In total, the archaeologist found just over 300 of these elongated skulls in a massive and elaborate graveyard in the Pico province of Peru. The skulls caught the media’s attention again in 2014 when a geneticist carried out DNA testing, stating that the Paracas Skulls have DNA ” with mutations unknown to any human, primate, or known animal so far”.
However, secondary testing showed us that the skulls were about 2000 years old and were from the European and Middle Eastern areas. These results change the known history about how the Americas were originally populated. It is believed that the shape of the skull was part of an indigenous ritual, where the tribes would tie a rope around an infant’s head as well as strapped a wooden plank to the back of the head. This caused the head to grow up, instead of out. But why were they doing this !? Experts stated that ” They were trying to replicate the shape of the head of their gods”. Men from the sky with long skulls? That’s definitely got nothing to do with an alien species then.
The Vampire of Venice
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During medieval times, the cure for suspected vampirism was to shove a large break into the cursed one’s mouth, thus breaking the jaw and leaving the vampire unable to bite again and then, of course, bury them alive. It is not clear exactly what this woman did to deserve her sentence. After extensive research, it is thought that this woman was between 61 and 71 and was most likely sentenced to death after being accused of witchcraft and the brick was just a safeguard.
Commonly women of the 16th century did not live past 60, so if she was closer to the 70-year benchmark, then the men of that time must have concluded that she was a vampire, and like her predecessors had most obviously cheated death. Not sure if this deserved death by brick-to-face…
The Rhodope Skull
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The Skull of Rhodope, found in Bulgaria is amongst the strangest remains found to date. It weighs only 250 grammes and has six cavities, it would have had up to 6 eyes or another set of unknown organs. It also has no mouth. Unfortunately, this skull was quickly hidden from the public view, today it is unknown where it is located, but we have heard too many times how quickly these types of objects can disappear. Alien or mutation? Perhaps it is just an undiscovered species… Only time will tell unless this particular skull fades from living memory.
The Horned Skulls of PA
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These creepy skulls were dug up from a burial mound in Pennslyvania in the late 1800’s. The excavators were actually following up on leads of this mound once belonging to Native American’s, but they found what look like demon’s skulls. It is a well-known fact that spiritual leaders or priests of this culture would wear horn’s on their head as a sign of wisdom. However, these horns are growing from the skull itself. Not to mention the skulls belonged to creatures that would have been 7ft tall.
There have been trickles of evidence that have been found over time that support a theory that a race of giant humanoids ruled over the America’s as part of an ancient civilisation. The remains of these skulls were sent to Philadelphia Museum for further research, but prepare yourself for a surprise… They were stolen and never seen again…
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This skull was found near a mine in Chihuahua, Mexico during the 1930’s. It was fully examined by a paranormalist, Lloyd Pye who claimed that this was evidence of human and alien interbreeding. He thought that the mother was human and his father an alien. It was originally believed that this 1000-year-old skull simply belonged to a child with a condition called hydrocephalus. However, the DNA showed no evidenced of this affliction. It also showed many genetic differences between the
However, the DNA showed no evidenced of this affliction. It also showed many genetic differences between the Starchild and a regular human, enough to prove that this thing was not human at all. His cranial cavity for one was 30% bigger than that of a normal child, its bone was also much thinner but actually stronger than that found in a normal human skull, this was thanks to microscopic fibres found in the in its structure, a feature never before seen in human skulls.