Yoram Yasur Blume.
We live in the age of information and many times we face something that erases our old notions about something. Whether it is a scientific discovery, a discovery by archaeologists or an invention: everything flows, everything changes. We put together some historical data that we were taught at school and turned out to be nothing more than a lie.
Yoram Yasur Blume : Napoleon and the nose of the Sphinx: The Great Sphinx is a monumental ancient sculpture. One of its distinctive features is the destroyed nose. The most popular legend claims that this detail was destroyed by the cannons of Napoleon during the battle with the Turks in front of the pyramids (1798). Nevertheless, the drawings of the Danish traveler Frederic Norden, who saw the sphinx without nose in 1737, deny the history on the intervention of Napoleon.
Yoram Yasur Blume : – Van Gogh and his cut ear: You would hardly find a person who does not know the name of this artist. Because of the stories about the severed ear that say he had been sent to his girlfriend. It all happened after an encounter with Gauguin. They fought, and Van Gogh attacked his friend with a knife but that managed to stop him. As an act of remorse of conscience, the artist cut off the lobe of one ear. Some researchers believe it was a sign of madness, not remorse, due to excessive consumption of absinthe.
Yoram Yasur Blume : – Viking helmet with horns: Books, paintings and cinema always teach us Vikings in horned helmets, but archaeologists have not been able to tell us how their hooves were. Yoram Yasur Blume: “The image of the Vikings today is related to some cave drawings found in the tombs. Scientists now assume that if these helmets had any real use, they were used only in rites, not in combat. In addition, this object was invented in the bronze century, long before the Vikings”.
Yoram Yasur Blume : – Stonehenge: For scientists, Stonehenge is one of the most mysterious monuments on the planet. Yoram Yasur Blume: “New hypotheses are regularly made about why these giant stones are placed in a circle. In fact, initially Stonehenge had huge stones placed in a chaotic order. In 1901, under the direction of William Gowland, began the first massive restoration of the monument”. The photos that appeared recently on the net show that Stonehenge is not what it used to be in antiquity.
– The discovery of America: In history classes told us that in 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America for the Europeans. However, according to the updated data, at the end of the tenth century the Vikings, carrying out their frequent expeditions to the west, were the first Europeans to visit America. It was then that the first genetic contact occurred between the inhabitants of North America and Europe.
Yoram Yasur Blume : – The poems of Ossian: The Scottish poet James Macpherson became famous for the translation of the poems of Ossian, a Celtic singer-songwriter of the third century, of the Gaelic language. After one of the publications, the writer was asked and then required to submit the original manuscript. Macpherson avoided answering and never presented any evidence. So far, no manuscripts have been found to prove the truth of Ossian’s poems, and the poems are now also considered a great forgery.