The more we learn about our past, the more we discover just how much we don’t know. As we continue to dig up history and uncover where we came from and who we were as a people, we realize there are things about our history we will never understand. Much of that comes from the fact that what was created in our past — traces of culture and religions and beliefs — were meant for that specific time. Because we can only make educated guesses about what that meant, we may never truly understand everything about our history.
I found a terrific blog about 10 archaeological mysteries we may never solve (yes, I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff, as you can tell from other posts on my site). Even though this particular blog was posted two years ago, its content still makes you sit up and wonder.
Here are those mysteries:
The Paracas Candelabra
It’s close to the Nazca Lines but it wasn’t built by the Nazca. Why it was built is the biggest mystery.
The Uffington White Horse
From the Neolithic period? Or not?
The Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis
A long lost and very old language that predates much of what we know, found on a linen used to wrap an ancient Egyptian mummy.
White Shaman Rock
An ancient lost religion from an ancient culture in the Americas, dating back more than 4,000 years.
The Sajama Lines
Sajama has possibly tens of thousands of different lines, some up to 11 miles long. They’re 15 times larger than the Nazca Lines, and possibly prehistoric.
The Tartaria Tablets
If genuine, these tablets predate other discovered written forms of writing by 2,000 years, making them 5,500 years old.
The Blythe Geoglyphs
Their scope wasn’t known until they were discovered from the air in 1932, and represent two creator deities in the Mojave culture.
The Death of Alexander the Great
Foul play? Illness? Something else? And his death was foretold by the Chaldeans, who warned him he would die if he entered Babylon.
The Minaret of Jam
The remains of the lost city of Firozkoh?
The Emerald Tablet
It doesn’t exist anymore and we don’t know its author, origin, and location. We don’t even know what it looked like. But it’s documented in ancient texts.
Want to read more about these fascinating mysteries? Click here. It’ll take you to the site that did all the hard investigative work I showcased here. Enjoy the speculation. 🙂
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