OOPArt (Out-of-place Artefacts)

Babyloninans Power Battery - The Baghdad Battery, dating from between 250 BC and 250 AD.
@missak (3311)
Spain
June 25, 2007 4:45pm CST
Have you ever heard of Out-of-place Artefacts? Do you know some of them? What do you think of that? OOPArt is a term coined by American zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson for a historical, archaeological or palaeontological object found in a very unusual, or even impossible, location. Thoose are my preferred examples: -The Baghdad Battery, dating from between 250 BC and 250 AD. -The Baigong Pipes, unexplained pipes found in a cave in China. -The Coso artifact, containing a spark plug from the 1920s. -The Crystal skulls at Lubaantun, in Yucatan and in Belize.
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
29 Jun 07
Thanks for the info.I really didn't knew about these.I am really intested in this topic.Can you give me some more information about these things?
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28 Jun 07
Never. (OOPART) I have heard of things like this though but I never heard that term. (which I'm pretty much sure of) Very interesting discussion :) ~Joey
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
30 Jun 07
I am glad you liked it! Thanks for responding.
@sunshinecup (7881)
26 Jun 07
OMG! No never heard of these but you just gave me something new to research. The spark plug is just too wierd for me. I have heard of the Crystal skull one, that one is the neatest one to me.
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
30 Jun 07
There are many more around the world. I think most of them maybe are not serious but they are fascinating!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I don't recall hearing anything specific about OOPArt. But it does sound interesting. I imagine trying to rationally explain these findings is a difficult as explaining how man arrived on the scene. I suppose that explanations are only limited by the imagination.
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
25 Jun 07
Yes! That's the charming of it!