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

By Sophia Maddox | May 17, 2023

The wreckage of a Kittyhawk P-40, that was found in the Sahara Desert in 2012

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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The Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk was a British version of the Tomahawk, an American fighter plane that made its debut in World War II. The P-40 had an Allison in-line piston engine that could hit up to 378 miles per hour. It could attain an altitude of 15,000 feet in six minutes and 42 seconds, but its range was only 240 miles, making it mostly a defensive plane.

This Kittyhawk piloted by 24-year-old Flt Sgt Dennis Copping went down in the North African desert in June 1942, 200 miles from the nearest town. It stayed there undisturbed until it was discovered by a Polish oil company worker in May 2012. No one knows what happened to Sgt. Copping.

Undine Rising from the Waters by American sculptor, Chauncey Bradley Ives⁣.

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This dreamy statue featuring gossamer thin carving that’s maintained the color of milk was created by 19th century artist Chauncey Bradley Ive is a representation of the mythological Mediterranean sea spirits who took to the Earth as soulless mortals. Stories of Undines became popular following the release of the novel Undine by Baron Heinrich Karl de la Motte Fouqué.

In the story a water sprite takes on human form and gains a soul after marrying a human knight. However, after he cheats on her she’s forced to kill him. This statue shows the moment that Undine peels out of the water to do away with her husband.