15 Of The World’s Mysteries That Are Still Unsolved

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Mysteries are all around us, and it can be in all sorts of form. Whether it is about the history of a place or a thing, could also be a person. Some mysteries are solved, some are not. It gives you a sense of wonder why there was no explanation at all. There should be answers to these unsolved mysteries, but they ended up as dead ends, understood and comprehend by people.

1) The mighty Incan Empire of South America

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The mighty Incan Empire of South America flourished between 1200 and 1535 AD. They developed drainage systems and canals to expand their crops and built stone cities atop steep mountains — such as Machu Picchu (above) — without ever inventing the wheel. Despite their vast achievements, the Incan Empire with its 40,000 manned armies was no match for 180 Spanish conquistadors armed with advanced weapons and smallpox.

2) Ancient Pyramids in Giza, Egypt

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Khafre (l.) and Khufu (r.) are two of the three ancient Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. Khufu is the biggest, consisting of more than 2 million stones with some weighing 9 tons. The Pyramids, built as elaborate tombs for divine kings, date back to 2,550 BC. Modern Egyptologists believe that the Pyramids are from stones dragged from quarries and, despite ancient Greek testimony, were built predominantly by skilled craftsmen rather than slave labor.

3) The Mayan Temple

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According to the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, made famous by the ancient Mayan people, December 2012 marks the ending of the current baktun cycle. This little bit of information has many archeologists spooked. Some believe the Mayans were warning of a coming apocalypse, while others insist it’s simply a mathematical misconception.

4) The Legend of El Dorado

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The Legend of El Dorado originates from the Muisca, who lived in the modern country of Colombia from 1000 to 1538 AD. In a ritual ceremony for their goddess, the tribal chief would cover himself in gold dust and jump into a lake as an offering. The stories the legend of a lost golden city, which led Spanish conquistadors on a wild goose chase to nowhere.

5) Easter Island

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Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is remotely located 2,000 miles off the coast of Tahiti. The original settlers of the island were Polynesians who migrated to the far-off land between 400 and 600 BC. They built many shrines and statues, called moai, from stones quarried throughout the island including a volcano site. The movement of the rocks is still a wonder to the people who study it.

6) The Bermuda Triangle

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The Bermuda Triangle — located in the Atlantic between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico — is a thief, stealing planes and boats right out of existence. The area got its name after Sgt. Howell Thompson (l.), along with 27 Navy airmen, vanished from the devilish spot during a routine flight in 1945. Rumors persist on a supernatural explanation, but many specialists blame hurricanes, a massive Gulf Stream, and human error.

7) The Nazca Lines

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The Nazca Lines cover more than 190 square miles in the southern deserts of Peru. The mysterious shapes etched into the land competitive football fields and predated the Incan Empire. The ‘Las Manos’ figure (above) is 2,000 years old. Little is know about why the Nazca people constructed such vast pieces of sand art. Some believe they are extraterrestrial in nature, while others claim they may have carried and pointed to sources of water.

8) Aliens

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Area 51, located on Groom Lake in southern Nevada (c.), was founded in 1955 by the U.S. Air Force to develop and test new aircraft – such as the U-2 Spy Plane, A-12 Blackbird, and F-117 Stealth Fighter. The secretive nature of the military base, combined with its classified aircraft research, helped conspiracy theorists imagine an installation filled with time-travel experimentation, UFO coverups, and alien autopsies.

9) Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

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Another Egyptian wonder, the Sphinx of Giza has the body of a lion and the head of a Pharaoh, believed by most to be that of King Khafre. It was carved from soft limestone and has been slowly falling apart over the years. A modern theory of the missing nose claims Napoleon’s soldiers shot it off with a cannon in 1798, but early sketches discovered off the Sphinx without a nose predate Napoleon’s rampage.

10) The Loch Ness Monster

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According to Scottish folklore, a mystical creature called a water horse lures small children to a watery grave by tricking them to ride on its sticky back. The Loch Ness Monster became an English wonder in 1933 after witness accounts made newspaper headlines. There were no recorded files with several pictures, including the one above, because of that it is possible it is a hoax.

11) The Fountain of Youth

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Don Juan Ponce de Leon completed Spain’s claim to America in 1509, and soon after was made governor of Puerto Rico. Six years later, following Indian rumors, he traveled north to the island of Bimini in search of the Fountain of Youth. Bimini turned out to be the peninsula of Florida, and the fountain remained hidden until July 2006, when famed magician David Copperfield claimed the waters on his $50 million Exumas Island (c.) had healing properties.

12) Chupacabra

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Phylis Canion holds the head of what she is calling a Chupacabra at her home in Cuero, Tex. The strange-looking animal, first reported in Puerto Rico in 1995, apparently has a taste for chicken and goat blood. Although many pictures like the above might prove its existence, biologists assure none such creature exists.

13) The Ark of the Covenant

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Describes as The Ark of the Covenant in the Bible as a wooden casket, gold plated, made for carrying the tablets of the Ten Commandments. The casket was carried throughout the desert and remained in the Israelite Temple until its destruction by the hand of the Babylonian Empire. Its whereabouts are still unknown, but Hollywood made its version for ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’

14) The Stonehenge

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The Stonehenge landscape of Salisbury Plain, England, has become a tourist hotspot. But before foreigners with windbreakers and cameras showed up, the area may have been a burial ground and ceremonial den dating back 5,000 years.

15) The Iron Pillar of Delhi

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The Iron Pillar of Delhi is a 1,600-year-old, 22 feet high pillar located in the Qutb complex in India. The support, made from 98% wrought iron, has been astounding scientists by its ability to resist corrosion after all these years.


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