Codex Gigas

Here Are 7 Inexplicable Artefacts You Should Know About

The Codex Gigas is known as the world's most evil book.

The world is full of mysteries that will never be solved. That’s what makes it remarkably exciting; you never know what strange discoveries await you. Archaeologists and experts oftentimes stumble upon inexplicable artefacts; such artefacts have no records and are peculiar in nature.

We have accumulated a list of inexplicable objects for you. Let’s have a look at them, shall we?

London Hammer

London hammer:

Max Hahn and his wife Emma were out for a stroll when they spotted a rock with wood protruding from its core. They took it home to examine it further and eventually discovered that it was an archaic hammer of sorts. They turned it to the experienced professionals. The experts, later on, discovered that the rock encasing the hammer was over 400 million years old, dating back to the Ordovician period. Moreover, the hammer itself turned out to be millions of years old.

Antikythera mechanism
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The Antikythera mechanism; a Greek computer:

The Antikythera mechanism is known as the first mechanical computer. It was found in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, underneath 45 meters of water. It is believed that it was intended to calculate celestial positions. The computer looks like a box with multiple dials on the outside. It also has a very complex arrangement of gear wheels mounted within; it’s about as complex as an 18th-century clock. Nothing similar to this mechanism exists in this day and age.

Saqqara bird
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The Egyptian plane:

The Egyptian plane, also known as the Saqqara bird, was found during the 1898 excavation of the Pa-di-Imen tomb in Saqqara. The Saqqara Bird is a plane made up of wood. It is believed that ancient Egyptians had an idea about the future. Hence, they tried to invent a similar object. It dates back to approximately 200 BC – 2200 years ago.

The Codex Gigas
Source: Atlas Obscura

The Codex Gigas:

The Codex Gigas is known as the world’s most evil book; it’s a medieval bible with a huge picture of a devil in it. According to the historical records, it’s said that the codex was composed by a monk who had promised to complete it in a single night. Some suggest that he took the help of the satan to complete his work. However, the codex is indeed written by a single hand. Also, the book is of almost 620 pages.


The Ulfberht swords:

The Ulfberht swords are more like the Viking swords. They have the word Ulfberht inscribed on them. There are over 170 swords that have been discovered so far. They are said to be over 200 years old.

Voynich manuscript
Source: New Atlas

The Voynich Manuscript:

The experts are trying to solve the code of the 15th century Voynich Manuscript ever since it was discovered. The book is written in a mysterious code language and is filled with strange drawings of plants.

Copper Scroll
Source: Israel News

The Copper Scroll:

It took multiple researchers and experts to figure out how to read the Copper Scroll; a series of tightly-wound copper plates found amid the Dead Sea Scrolls. However, when they cut it in half, they were shocked to find a list of treasures buried throughout the Holy Land. The descriptions of the sites were incredibly precise.


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