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

By Sophia Maddox | August 17, 2023

18th century carved door in Germany with incredible workmanship

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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Woodworking has long been an important part of daily life whether someone was a serf or royalty. After all, we all need doors. By the 18th century woodworking had developed long beyond simply creating a stop between the a person and the elements, and they artisans put long hours into crafting beautiful pieces of furniture that could serve as pieces of art as well as a guard from the outdoors. The German people have long had a love of woodworking, and similar designs can be seen in colonial American furniture thanks to the large amounts of German immigrants who crossed the pond in the early days of the United States. 

An ornate piece of the Fukang meteorite that was found in the mountains near Fukang, China

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Discovered in China in 2000, the Fukang Meteorite is one of the most beautiful interstellar bodies that’s been found on Earth. An anonymous hitchhiker found the meteorite outside the town of Fukang in Xinjiang, a region in the northwestern part of China. The beautiful space rock is made of Pallasite, recognizable for its pieces of olivine crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix. When slices of this meteorite are lit from the back they take on the look of a stained glass window. Scientists aren’t sure about the origins of Pallasite, and it’s believed that the meteorite formed approximately 4.5 billion years ago.