Today’s world holds age old mysteries from history with deep meanings. The world never fails to surprise us with it’s mysteries; some solved and some unsolved. Earth has an abundance of mysteries, years old with either astrological or archaic significance. However, it’s always a treat to know about the bizarre and mysterious things which exist beneath the surface.
10 discoveries that no one can explain
1. Moa Birds
Moa birds, the flightless birds inhabited in New Zealand, however became extinct around the year 1500. According to a theory carried by the Maori people, it reveals that they were killed. An expedition lead by a group of scientists in the twentieth century, came across a very large claw from one of the birds which had been preserved for centuries.
2. The Temple Complex of Saksaywaman, Peru
The pitch perfect stonework of this temple complex, makes us wonder how was it built without a simple drop of mortar and its intense fine work is truly astounding. It’s placed in a manner that in some cases, it’s impossible to pass even a single piece of paper between the stones. Every block has a smooth surface and with rounded corners. Shocking, right? Well that’s what make this mysterious.
3. Gate of the Sun, Bolivia
The Gate of the Sun can be found in Tiwanaku — an ancient and mysterious city in Bolivia. According to some archaeologists, the gate was the centre of a huge empire during the first millenium AD. The carvings on the Gate feels like an alien thing and no one has been able to crack what it means. Possibly, it has some astrological or astronomical significance.
4. The Longyou Caves, China
These caves were gouged out of sandstone by human hands. These longyou caves are a group of 24 artificial sandstone caves located at Fwenghuang Hill, in the Longyou caves. It’s strange how these caves were never mentioned anywhere in the historical records, despite it’s precised hard work of thousands of laborers and unique patterns.
5. The Unfinished Obelisk, Egypt
Lying as a sleeping giant in a bed of granite, the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, Egypt is an incredible insight into the the building methods of of these monolithic monuments. In the process of letting it free from the bedrock, a huge crack appeared causing it to lay abandoned. Left unfinished, yet staggering. The enormous unique giant has it’s own unfinished beauty.
6. The Underwater City of Yonaguni, Japan
It was in 1987, when a local scuba diver came across something far more interesting than sharks- An ancient complex. This ancient complex has attracted a lot of scientists in conducting research and to reveal the mystery behind this unique complex. However the ancient complex still seems to have some undiscovered mysteries. Research reveals that the rock from which it is carved was submerged 10,000 years ago- long before the Egyptian pyramids were constructed. Some archaeologists believe that during this primitive era, people huddled in caves and lived on edible roots, they certainly couldn’t erect stone cities. Which makes us question whether it’s mannmade or naturally carved?
7. Mohenjo-daro (‘The Mound of the Dead’), Pakistan
The city was completely unknown until 1922, until an Indian archaeologist R.D Banerji discovered the ancient ruins on one of the islands in the Indus river. A well planned city with proper drainage system reveals that the people were urbanized and suggested a system of highly controlled trade. However, the secret behind the city’s downfall is still a mystery. Questions arouse: How was the city destroyed? What happened to the inhabitants? Numerous excavations have been implemented but haven’t offered any answers.
8. L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada
Thousands years ago, this archaeological site in Canada was once a settlement founded by the Vikings. The fact that it exists indicates that the Scandinavian seafarers reached North America long before the birth of Christopher Columbus
9. Stone-Age Tunnels
The discovery of an extensive network of underground tunnels, that stretches across all of Europe from Scotland to Turkey, shows that the stone-age communities were not simply hunters. However the purpose behind these tunnels is still unknown. Some researchers believe that they were used in order to protect the stone age men against predators, whilst some believe it to be a way to travel safely, protected from the rigours of weather and to avoid conflicts/ war .
10. The giant stone spheres of Costa Rica
The mysteries stone formations are intriguing for their spherical formation and also on the account of their unknown origins and purpose. it arises a lot of question for their queer shape and what would have the reason behind making spherical stones. These enormous spheres were discovered by workers clearing the jungle from a banana plantation. Local researchers suggested these mysterious spheres to have hidden gold within, however there were no such traces found. So, what could be the possible history behind this? Well, it’s still a mystery!