There’s nothing more impressive than a natural formation. In this day and age, it seems as if scientists can create anything they want, which is incredible. But there’s something more magical about something that has occurred totally naturally and without human interference. While we are discovering more and more about the planet we live on, something always seems to pop up entirely out of the blue, surprising us all over again.
Some of those natural curiosities come found in the depths of trapped ice; some are genuinely horrifying, while others are stunning and will have you struggling to look away. We rely on the pictures of scientists and adventurers to show us these rare images as, otherwise, we would never get the opportunity to see them. These kinds of discoveries help us to appreciate how much we don’t know about our own planet and just how wild, beautiful, and dangerous it can be. It can also preserve much of our history, allowing us to track the strange happenings of the past.
The preserved war of Peio
There is a tiny place in Italy called Peio, which may seem relatively insignificant until you look at some of the discoveries made. The town of Peio had no choice but to be involved in the dark and terrifying First World War. So, in 1915 the soldiers had to battle their enemies on the front, which happened to be over 6,500 feet above sea level.
You might assume that the battle itself claimed the lives of many soldiers. But they were also subjected to the blustering elements and forced to endure freezing conditions that they simply weren’t prepared for. This icy battle became known as The ‘White War’ due to the sheer ferocity of it. It would be many decades later that people would discover the remains of these people. The ice started to melt away in the 1990s, revealing artifacts and mummified bodies.