Porfirio Diaz standing next to the Aztec Sun Stone large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zolcalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12' across & weighs 24 tons.
Kay Metheson standing behind Scotland's Stone of Destiny. Ms. Metheson was one of 4 Scottish Nationalists who stole the same from Westminister Abbey on Christmas Day, 1950. The stone, the coronation seat of Scottish Kings, was taken from Scotland in 1296 by Edward 1 & make into the seat of the coronation chair for future Kings of England. In 1996 England officially returned the stone to Scotland.
Some believe that perhaps the Danann people were descendants from lost Atlantis. They brought with them four magical weapons, including the Lia Fail - the Stone of Destiny - possible the one on the Hill of Tara. According to legend, the Lia Fail. Would choose the King of Danann with her magical cry.
On September 12, 1940, four teenagers and their dog were exploring the hills near their home village if Montignac, France. They discovered the entrance to a cave, and walked into its interior. On the stone walls were fantastic paintings of human and large animals. They had discovered the Lascaux cave paintings, some of the best examples of pre-historic art. More than 2,000 individual figures decorate the cave walls. Many are of animals that can be identified from fossils found in the same…
Map of the World - 600 BCE This artifact was discovered in Iraq close to the Euphrates river in the late 1800's & first published (or written about) in 1899. This was the oldest known map for several decades until Nippur map was finally published. The Babylonian map is currently in the British Museum.