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The cathedral in Salamanca (Spain) was constructed in 1102 and is therefore one of the oldest such constructions in the world. It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls but one of them is a bit more special than the others. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th century religious…

The cathedral in Salamanca (Spain) was constructed in 1102 and is therefore one of the oldest such constructions in the world. It features magnificent stone carvings on all its walls but one of them is a bit more special than the others. It bears the depiction of what appears to be a fully dressed astronaut in a space suit complete with details such as the sole of his shoes. Nobody knows how he got there or what a 20th century astronaut is doing on the walls of a 12th century religious…

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

Our Week on Easter Island | Professional Hiatus

Our Week on Easter Island | Professional Hiatus

Cliff Road in Peru. For those that want as extreme adventure on their scooter.

Cliff Road in Peru. For those that want as extreme adventure on their scooter.

Buried beneath the deep waters lie ruins of fascinating and marvellous ancient kingdoms that today are nothing than lost memories of the past.

Buried beneath the deep waters lie ruins of fascinating and marvellous ancient kingdoms that today are nothing than lost memories of the past.

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