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10 Mysterious Things Found Frozen In Ice



Frozen mysteries!

Giant Virus

Giant Virus

This one might probably be the scariest of them all. Imagine you are a scientist and someone is like here, take a look at this strange organism that we found frozen in the ice.

Recently scientists walked into an amazing finding: a giant virus at the age of more than 30,000 years, which used to live in permanently frozen soils near the Kolyma River in Russia. According to the scientists, such viruses are absolutely safe for people since they lived parasitically on amebas only. Scientists also do not exclude a possibility of other viruses living in permanently frozen subsoil that would live parasitically not only on single-celled organisms. For example, global warming can wake up viruses posing a potential risk to humans.

Ice Maiden

Ice Maiden

A body of a teenage girl from the Incas was found. She looked as if she had died a couple of weeks ago. Scientists found out that the girl aged between 13 and 15 years, called the Ice Maiden, was killed as a result of a blunt-force head trauma 1,500 years ago during a religious ritual. Low temperature helped her preserve her body and hair together with the clothes and sacred objects in perfect state. Next, to her, there were plates with food, gold and silver statues, and a usual head-wear made of white feathers of an unknown bird. Scientists also found bodies of two more victims of the Incas. A boy and a girl aged between 6 and 7 years.

At least 500 years old, the Inca maiden found at the top of the Andes is so well-preserved that visitors find themselves whispering, for fear of waking her.

Frozen Mammoth

Frozen Mammoth

In the early months of last year, a group of Russian and South Korean scientists began their efforts at extracting DNA from this baby mammoth’s carcass and trying to clone it. Officially dubbed as “Yuka,” the well-preserved body of the mammoth was discovered in the Siberian permafrost back in 2013. Yuka is recognized as the most well-preserved specimen in all of Paleontology and it’s believed that she died somewhere between the ages of 6 and 11-years-old. Yuka died some 39,000 years ago at the hands of hunters by the looks of her wounds. Before being taken to the lab, Yuka was on display at a museum in Moscow, Russia.

Ötzi Mummy

Ötzi Mummy

Otzi, the Iceman, was sleeping quietly and he never uttered a word in last 53 centuries. But now he finally broke the science and spoke to the modern world with some vowels. Many Science Magazines and website report that a team of researchers and scientists did an amazing work as they succeeded to recreate the ‘best approximation’ of the voice of the 5300-year-old mummy Otzi widely known as “The Ice Man” ….a mummy of the Stone Age discovered in 1991. They did it all with the help of CT Scan and modern technological instruments.

The team recreated Otzi’s vocal cords, throat, and mouth, and then digitally reproduce to know how Otzi’s vowel sounds.

Made in India

Made in India

A French alpinist suddenly found a treasure during his ascent of Mount Blanc. It was a small box blooming to the surface. The box contained little bags with a mark ‘made in India’. Lying in rows every bag contained 100 precious stones: rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. They say that the box with precious stones was estimated in the amount of over $370,000. Instead of running away with this treasure forever, the honest alpinist took it to the police. The local authorities were trying to solve the mystery of its origin, and the prompt was hidden in the stamp ‘made in India’.

Two big air crashes of Indian planes took place in this area in Mont Blanc, one crash took place in 1950, and the other in 1966.

Ancient Clothes

Ancient Clothes

Found at the height of 2,000 meters above sea level, the melting of Lendbreen Glacier in Norway brought to sight a unique hand-made woolen tunic. The tunic enables historians imagining what clothes from the Iron Age looked like. After two years of study, researchers found out that it was manufactured between 230 to 390 of our era which means more than 1500 years ago. It is quite probable the tunic from Landbreen belonged to a warrior, a well-set-up man, 175 centimeters in height.

Aircraft Wreckage

Aircraft Wreckage

A plane with passengers on board crashed into the slope of Gannet Mountain and fell into pieces. Soon a search team found the aircraft wreckage on the peak on the colony glacier, but in several days the wreckage together with the bodies was covered with a thick layer of snow and frozen into the glacier. Due to the worsening weather conditions, the search operation was suspended. In June 2012, a helicopter notices an aircraft wreckage protruding from a crack in the glacier, and the search was continued. Researchers found some parts of the plane, and body fragments, but had to postpone the search because of constant movement of the melting glacier. After that in the summer of 2013, scientist discovered that from 1952 the wreckage had moved by 22.5 kilometers from the crash site.

Remains of the First World War Soldiers

Remains of the First World War Soldiers

Near a small Italian village, during glacier melting in a fight known as the ‘White War’ soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire fought against the Italian army for the mastery over the mountain area. According to the estimates of the historians, hundreds of thousands of soldiers died during the fight, and many of them did not cope with the extreme weather. By that time temperatures had dropped below 22 degrees, and snow avalanches called the white death covered whole troops. Many soldiers fighting in that place went missing. And now, almost a century ago, 80 mummified bodies buried under the melting glacier were finally found.

Ancient Forest

Ancient Forest

Mendenhall Glacier is a spectacular 12-mile-long glacier near Juneau, Alaska. Ice caves make up its surreal interior. Only the truly adventurous can access its icy walls, as the trip to see them requires a kayak trip, an ice climb and once you're inside—the faith that the glacier’s melting walls won't give way. But this natural wonder is under threat. The glacier has been retreating incredibly quickly in recent years due to warmer temperatures and rising sea levels. Since 1958, it has receded by almost two miles. What remains, however, is an utterly breathtaking fantasyland.

Frozen Woolly Baby Rhinoceros

Frozen Woolly Baby Rhinoceros

The remains of a baby woolly rhinoceros, which still has its fleece, has been discovered in the ice of Siberia. Named Sasha, the extinct creature - which must be at least 10,000 years old and is the first juvenile woolly rhino to be found - was well preserved by permafrost and experts are hopeful of extracting its DNA.

A local hunter found the infant woolly rhino in a ravine by a stream in Russia's largest and coldest region, the Sakha Republic in September. Initially, he thought the carcass was a reindeer until he saw the horn growths and realized he had made the historic discovery of the world's first baby woolly rhino. The age of the calf when it died has yet to be established, but scientists estimate it to be about 18 months old. The creature's wool is well preserved, and an ear, one eye, its nostrils, and mouth are clearly visible.



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