There are some amazing things found on this planet we call our home. While some have found a place in history, others remain a complete mystery! Check out 12 of the most incredible things that archaeologists have unearthed over the years.

12. The Mount Owen Moa


The Upland Moa, a flightless bird, became extinct over 500 years ago. Researchers were shocked when they found a well-preserved claw in the caves of Mount Owen in New Zealand, dating back 3,000 years.

11. The Longyou Grottoes


These are man-made caves, carved from silt stone. Found in China, they date back before the Qin Dynasty (212 BCE). There is no record of them.

10. The Gate of the Sun


Standing tall at 13,000 feet, the Gate of the Sun in Bolivia is the area where humans were thought to originate from. The engravings on the gate are said to hold astrological and astronomical importance.

9. L’Anse aux Meadows


This 1,000 year old site in Newfoundland, Canada has proven that Vikings made their way to North America, way before Columbus even thought about sailing to India!