Deserts take up 1/3 of the land on our planet.
And what did they not find: huge ships, treasures and even whole cities. But some of the finds is so strange and amazing that they seem and no explanation.
We have collected for you 8 unusual things were found in the desert.
In the middle of the desert in Texas is a Prada store. His shelves filled with expensive handbags, jewelry and designer shoes. However, purchasing them will not succeed. The fact that this is an installation whose purpose is to see how it will look like away from civilization.
On the first day after the opening of the boutique was robbed. Then the door was equipped with reinforced locks and put shatterproof Windows. And things again were brought and placed on the shelves.
In the Arizona desert on earth you can see a huge 20-meter high stone arrows. For many years, local residents tried to unravel their origin and built the most daring theories. In fact, the signs were installed in 1911. Before the advent of GPS and Google maps they help the mail planes to navigate and to deliver parcels to the West Bank.
In the Mojave desert in 1960, 13 km from the nearest road mounted phone booth. It was intended for the mine workers and those who lost. But booth, who was standing in the middle of the desert, has become especially popular among tourists.
There was even a Rick Carr, who lived near the booth for 32 days and responded to 500 calls, one of which was even from the Pentagon. In 2000, due to the accumulation of debris and vandalism, the booth was demolished. And as it lifted the whole movie.
“Breath of the desert”
This strange place is situated in Eastern Egypt and resembles a UFO base. Actually this is an installation created in 1997 by the Greek artists. It is far from civilization and covers an area of 100 thousand sq. m. it is believed that the “breath of the desert” represents the infinity of the sandy paths.
A stash of video games
Famous company Atari in 1980, has produced so many products that the warehouses were full of unclaimed and video game consoles. From them it was urgent to get rid of all these “treasures” had decided to bury somewhere in the desert.
The treasure searched for many years, but unearthed only in 2014. The hiding place was discovered thousands of video games, consoles and collector’s editions in perfect condition. All was found was put on eBay at the time sold for large sums.
“Hand of the desert”
In the Atacama desert in Northern Chile from under the earth sticks out a huge 11-meter arm. It was built in 1992 as a symbol of vulnerability and helplessness of a man sinking in the sand. See the hand you can on Google maps.
The secret pool
A resourceful Austrian artist built a real elite pool in the Mojave desert. Take a dip in the cold water in the middle of a hot desert can be anyone. Here only to find this pool is not easy: there are no nearby landmarks, but Google maps does not determine his location.
The Libyan glass is the most rare mineral on the planet, which can be found only in the Sands of Egypt. It was made the pendant found in the tomb of the Tutankhamun. Scientists still don’t know the history of its formation. But one of the versions says that 28 million years ago in the desert, a huge meteorite fell. The temperature melted the sand, and the wind is blowing a liquid mixture through the desert.
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