The “Indiana Jones,” “Tomb Raider” and “National Treasure” franchises installed a sense of adventure in hunting down relics. These franchises did a great job of conveying to audiences that not all treasure glitters, but some of them carry important information about a time period. This is the case with these sculptures. These are the works of Soviet sculptor Joseph Chaikov.
It is known that some of Chaikov’s works were exhibited in Paris. However, the collection of sculptures here in this photo was uncovered in Paris during the 2000s. It is estimated that they had been missing for about 50 years.
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.
If it were not for the boats, if you saw this photo, you might have thought it had been taken on some distant and cold planet in another galaxy. Apart from the freezing terrain, the snow on the landscape resembles that of a cozy white blanket. The last thing you might expect to hear is that this photo was taken in northeast China.
You might have at least expected us to say that it was taken in the Arctic or Antarctica. In fact, this photo was taken from Rongcheng, Shandong province, when the nearby sea froze over. And it was taken on January 8, 2021, so not too long ago.
Did you know that there was such a thing as a glaciologist? Neither did we. But, apparently, the woman in this photo is a glaciologist who is working with a geologist. The two professionals are examining an ice sample, which was collected from under the frozen surface.
The date of this photo is June 30th, 2015, and it was taken in Germany’s city of Bremerhaven located on the North Sea, just north of Bremen. Ice samples provide scientists with all kinds of information about current and historical conditions. Since a glaciologist is examining this ice sample, perhaps, they can shed light on the climate change situation as well as the climate of the past.