This photo is proof that nothing – no matter what it is – stands a chance against the onslaught of freezing. Here, we have a Cypress tree, and despite its little branches and odd-shaped trunk, the ice will still get the upper hand. This photo was taken on the beautiful and tranquil Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee.
This shallow lake offers visitors some splendid views, except, of course, when the ice is on a rampage to freeze everything around it like this Cypress Tree. Although, we have to admit it does make an interesting photo, and it also shows that ice can be an unstoppable force of nature – which is not surprising considering the power of water, and it is just simply frozen water.
From this photo, it appears whenever a bit of hidden treasure comes up, archaeologists have to make the trip to dig up what is lying below the surface. In this case, the surface just happens to be several layers of ice. These two archaeologists are working on a sunken ship, and right off the bat, we can say we’re glad they’re the ones doing the job.
Their location is not exactly clear, but all we see around them is ice and extreme temperatures. As said, the two archaeologists are working on the remains of a sunken ship. A question comes to mind. How on earth is possible to do archaeological examinations in those frigid conditions?
Relics From Norway
With climate change, the increase in temperatures has caused ice to melt. One region that has been particularly affected is Norway. While this might be bad news for a lot of environmental activists, the melting ice gives archaeologists plenty of discoveries, like this finding here. This photo was taken in Lendbreen, Lom, where archaeologists found this snowshoe for a horse.
It is believed that this snowshoe originated back in the Viking Days, making it about 1000 years old. What is interesting is that the horse’s manure was also preserved along with the snowshoe, making it a rather fascinating relic. This kind of archaeological evidence gives us an idea of Viking trade and movement during this period.
We’re not exactly sure of the story behind this photo, but we know that a bird is missing a feather, or at least, for some time, a bird was missing a feather. Or maybe, there is a whole bird that has been frozen, and this was just one of the stray feathers. We sincerely hope not.
What is interesting is that no matter if frozen, it creates a great aesthetic look. I mean, you could carve out this chunk of ice and exhibit it at a 24-hour exhibition, and the light falling on it will make it look like some crystalline art. Of course, you’ve only got 24 hours because, after that, it will be a melted bird feather.
This is probably the closest thing to a buries treasure you will find. In fact, it is just like buried treasure, but it just happens to have been buried in ice. Thanks to the warming climate, we have been able to uncover such “treasures.” This silver pendant was discovered in the Alps in the Canton of Valais.
Here it has been displayed by Pierre Yves Nicod, curator at the archaeological department of history. It is estimated that this silver pendant is from the 17th century making it roughly 200 years old. This find is certainly a buried treasure. It is evidence that humans have been creating intricate pendants since the 17th century.