The Pyramid of Hellinikon
When talking about pyramids, Europe is not the first thing that usually comes to mind. Nevertheless, pyramids have been found all over the world, including Greece, which is home to one of the most famous non-Egyptian pyramids – the Pyramid of Hellinikon. Located in Agros, this pyramid doesn’t offer any answers as to why it was built and by whom. Archaeologists believe it was created around 2720 B.C., which makes it as old as (or even older!) than all Egyptian pyramids. Unfortunately, no one seems to be exploring this magnificent ancient relic.
The Nazca Lines
Fascinating Nazca Lines belong to the group of symbols called geoglyphs – gigantic ‘pictures’ that can be appreciated only from above (which always bears the question why ancient civilizations needed such symbols in the first place). Each of the Nazca Lines symbols stretches for 500 meters and more, depicting animals, birds, fish, humans, and even creatures unknown to us. Scholars believe these glyphs were created around 500 B.C., but the purpose of these symbols still remains a mystery. Some believe they were used for astronomical studies, yet there is no evidence to support this theory.
The Devil’s Bible
Even modern people can be superstitious, just imagine what it was like for medieval folk! This huge 13th-century manuscript is believed to have been written by one man only – in a single day. Legend has it that a certain monk broke his vows and was sentenced to a horrible death by being buried alive. In order to save himself he promised to create a manuscript that will contain all knowledge known (and unknown!) to humanity in just one day. This task was impossible, so to finish the manuscript in time he had to sell his soul to the Devil himself. The book, also known as Codex Gigas, is indeed packed with all kinds of texts – works by Hippocrates, translations of Bible into Latin, as well as exorcism rituals and forbidden medical formulas. There’s also a chapter devoted solely to the Devil! There are, however, pages missing – many believe those were texts that could bring the Devil to this world.