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

By Sophia Maddox | December 8, 2023

This amazing 16th Century ring unfolds into an astronomical sphere

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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This ring from the 16th century that unfolds into a geometrical shape is mind boggling when you think about it. The intricately designed ring has to be designed to fit around a finger while folding out into a series of smaller rings, it’s truly fascinating when you think about it. The ring maker who had to create this piece of jewelry must have spent days, if not weeks, putting this together so everything connects perfectly. Do you think if there’s a few prototypes out there that don’t connect in the same way? Or did the creative blacksmith have to create detailed blueprints before constructing the ring?

The world’s oldest astronomical clock is still in operation in Prague.

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The Prague Astronomical Clock is one of the world's oldest fully functional astronomical clocks, meaning that aside from telling the time it also displays information about the Sun, Moon, Zodiac constellations, and even other planets in some cases. The astronomical clock in Prague is known as The Orloj and in order to provide the time and locations of astronomical bodies it had to be constructed with multiple layers. The main face of the clock features the time as well as glyphs that show ancient Czech time as well as a set of Roman numerals that tell 24 hour time. 

The face is colored in different colors of blue and red that represent different parts of the day from sunrise to sunset and even when it’s simply night. At the center of the dial sits the Earth.