Ancient sacred texts, precious artifacts, archaeological discoveries, myths and legends open a window to the past.

Sometimes ancient stories may seem to be fanciful and it is easy to dismiss them as works of fiction, but there are many cases that confirm our ancestors wanted to convey a story.

Perhaps some myths and legends should be treated as an important ancient message to future generations. There are also several Biblical stories that have been confirmed.

In this top list, we take a look at 11 incredible ancient myths, legends and Biblical events that have been confirmed by modern science.

1. Before Ragnarok: Horryfying Fimbulwinter In Norse Mythology Was Based On Real Events

In Norse mythology Ragnarok (Ragnarök) is the end of the world as the Vikings knew it.

The concept of fate dominates Norse mythology and to the Norse people, fate was a fact of life, something that could not in any way be avoided or changed.

This immutable concept culminates in Ragnarok (Ragnarök) – “the darkness of the gods”, the coming destruction of the world, whose inevitability is impossible to fight with. Ragnorok represents the world undergoing major upheaval and some dramatic changes that will take place.

There are going to be warning signs that Ragnarok is coming. One of them is the horrifying Fimbulwinter. It is an extremely cold and long winter that lasts for three years without a summer in between.

In Denmark, Norway, Sweden and other Nordic countries, the term Fimbulvinter is also used to refer to an unusually cold and harsh winter.

The devastating Fimbulwinter (‘The Great Winter’) has long been considered nothing but a myth, but this view has changed in the recent years. Researchers think Fimbulwinter is related to the extreme weather events of 535–536, which resulted in a notable drop in temperature across northern Europe. According to other ancient sources, this was a period when the Sun was bluish, weak and obscured. People threw no shadow on the ground, and even the Moon was obscured. There was no heat, the crops died. This must have been due to a very large volcanic eruption and subsequent ash cloud that spread across the world. This outbreak was previously unknown, researcher have come across evidence, such as for example ice cores from Greenland that confirm extreme weather conditions at the time.

In Northern Sweden, after year after the year 536, the average temperature during summer dropped by three to four degrees. Read more

2. Aboriginal Creation Story Of Marala Was True – World’s Largest Dinosaur Footprints Confirm Ancient Creation Myth

World’s largest dinosaur footprints have been discovered in remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. The discovery does not only give us a better understanding of the history of dinosaurs, but it also confirms the Aboriginal creation story and the journey of a Dreamtime creator being, called Marala, the Emu man. Many Indigenous Australians also refer to the Creation time as “The Dreaming”.

According to Aboriginal belief, all life as it is today – Human, Animal, Bird and Fish is part of one vast unchanging network of relationships which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime. In ancient Aboriginal myths, Marala is described as a mythical being. He was a lawgiver and responsible for giving people code of conduct for good behavior need to keep things in balance. Marala was an Emu Man and he left his impression on the sky and on the sand. During his journey through the Song Cycle from south to north as well as in and out of the sea, Marala left behind three-toed tracks.  He also left behind the grooved impressions of his tail feathers when he sat down to rest and create his law ground.

Today, three-toed dinosaur tracks that are assigned to Megalosaurus broomensis, a theropod and impressions of cycad-like plants serve as evidence of Marala’s journey as narrated in the Song Cycle.

3. Ancient Chinese Legend Proven True – Sunken Treasure Of Gold And Silver Found

According to a centuries-old legend, a great treasure belonging to the leader of a Chinese peasants uprising was lying at the bottom of a river. Legend had it that in 1646, peasant leader Zhang Xianzhong was defeated by Ming Dynasty soldiers while attempting to transfer his large haul of treasure southward. About 1,000 boats loaded with money and assorted valuable were said to have sunk in the skirmish.

This ancient tale of Zhang Xianzhong and his sunken treasure, dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) – is not a tale anymore.

It has been confirmed by archaeologists who recovered more than 10,000 items of gold and silver  from the bottom of Minjiang River in Sichuan Province.

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