(ORDO NEWS) — The Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. Some countries are struggling with a terrible drought, while others are suffering from terrible floods.
A catastrophic drought has engulfed the world and in various places opens up long-forgotten and hidden objects.
Here are collected 13 of the most amazing and even mysterious finds that were found at the bottom of dried rivers and lakes.
13- Stumps of ancient trees
Last week, Dutch news outlet Nederlandse Omroep Stichting reported that a prolonged drought had revealed the stumps of an ancient pine forest that grew up after the last ice age.
Stumps have been found in the northern province of Friesland, which is part of the Netherlands, and are estimated to be between 10,000 and 15,000 years old.
12- Amazing old ship
In July , Newsweek reported that an eerie shipwreck of an unknown date was found about 3 meters from the shoreline of Lake Mead, located in Nevada and Arizona, when the water level reached an all-time low.
Dishes, a phone, signs, and a bottle of nail polish were still on board the wooden wreck.
11- Nazi ships with ammunition
We have written about this story before. More than 20 Nazi shipwrecks have been found in Serbia due to a record water drop in the European Danube River in Serbia.
Germany scuttled the ships in 1944 to prevent them from falling into enemy hands during the retreat, but they are still loaded with metric tons of hazardous ammunition and explosives.
10- An entire Spanish village
In northwest Spain, the Limia River has dropped so low that an entire forgotten Spanish village was excavated last week.
The BBC has shared an image of what a Roman camp called Aquis Querquennis looked like on the banks of the Limia River before the water washed over it.
9- Ancient Buddhist statues
China, too, has not escaped a serious drought, and the Yangtze River is seriously emboldened. CNN reported this week that the river has dried up so much that it has revealed a small stone island with three Buddha statues that researchers believe are at least 600 years old.
8- WWII bomb
In Italy, the Po River has fallen so low that it has undetonated a World War II bomb. In early August, CNN reported that thousands of local residents had been evacuated while officials removed the fuse and cleaned up the area.
7- Spanish Stonehenge
For the second time since 2019, an ancient rock formation in Spain has been exposed to the public due to a record drought.
The place, called the Dolmen of Guadalperal, contains about 150 granite stones covered with circular patterns.
Ars Technica reported that other artifacts have been found, and the site was most likely built between 2000 and 3000 BC.
6- Another whole village
The remains of a Welsh village called Llanwdyn have not been visible since the 1970s, but CNN reported earlier in August that the entire village can now be seen on the dry banks of the Lake Wyrnwy reservoir.
The city was flooded in the 1800s during construction.
5- Ancient Rhyme Infrastructure
A drought in Italy has revealed the ruins of an ancient bridge across the Tiber River, reportedly built by the Roman emperor Nero around 50 AD.
Although smaller parts of the ruins had been visible in previous years, Reuters reported in June that the bridge was the most visible ever.
4- “Hungry” stones
Since water bodies dry up on our planet not for the first time, Europeans used to have a habit of designating critical levels of drying up with the so-called “hungry” plates. On these stones, rather eerie messages were indicated, indicating possible future problems.
On one of these stones was written “When you see me, cry.” It is located in the Czech Republic and announced famine due to a terrible drought.
3- An entire ancient island
In Ireland, a drought has uncovered a man-made island called Crannog off Lough Neay. In July, the New York Post reported that the medieval housing was built on a swamp and would have been suitable for any local royal of the day.
2- Trail of dinosaurs
In Texas, 113-million-year-old dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Dinosaur Valley State Park, CNN reported . The paths are usually blocked by a local river.
A spokesperson for the park said the footprints most likely belonged to the dinosaur Acrocanthosaurus, which weighed almost seven tons.
1 Dead bodies in Lake Mead
The aforementioned Lake Mead surprised the number of dead bodies found. Some of the bodies are believed to be drowning victims, others are clear evidence of past murders – as the remains found in a barrel.
Newsweek reported that according to official estimates, hundreds of bodies are still buried or hidden in Lake Mead, so we will hear more than once about new creepy finds.
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