Rare Discoveries Show A Different Side To History Than We Already Know

By Sophia Maddox | July 12, 2023

This diving suit from 1882 is cool but not practical

Forget what you learned in the history books. More often than not they only tell one side of a story filled with nuance. The rare discoveries that have been collected here show a side of history that we rarely get to see. They peel back the layers of stories that we think we know to expose little known facts that make history all the more fascinating. If you are ready to see a different side to history than you already know, then click ahead...the truth awaits!

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Diving has come a long way since the Victorian era when people finally started exploring the deep with sophisticated forms of technology that allowed researchers to go farther than they’d ever done it before. This design from 1882 was built by the Carmagnolle brothers of Marseilles, France. The suit provided more movement than anything that came before it with its 22 joints. On top of that, the helmet had 25 individual 2-inch glass viewing ports which were spaced out at the same distance of the human eye. Unfortunately the suit weighed just over 800 pounds and it was never able to be submerged without taking on a lot of water. 

Archaeologists uncovered the remains of a Thracian carriage and two horses that appear to have been buried upright

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This is hard to see but it’s the way things went in ancient Bulgaria. In 2013 archaeologists discovered an entire carriage connected to the skeletons of two complete horses in the village of Svestari in north-east Bulgaria. The carriage has all four wheels, seat, and boot, and it’s believed that they were the property of a member of Thracian nobility. The horses were likely led through a narrow hole and put out of their misery before they were buried. This find is one of a kind and it’s unlikely that archaeologists are ever going to find anything that’s as well preserved.