We are living in a world filled with mysteries that are all around us. We’ve gazed into space for quite some time now, but still can’t figure out how the Universe is wired. Our planet Earth is also packed with hidden nooks and pits, both on land and underwater, that contain numerous secrets we haven’t even discovered yet. And to top all that there’s our own history and the remains of ancient civilizations that leave us with dozens of questions as to our origin. Here are 8 biggest historical mysteries that remain unsolved.
Stonehenge is as mysterious now as it was decades ago. How did the ancient people drag all those heavy stones for hundreds of miles? The heaviest of the Stonehenge stones weighs 30 tons and it originated in Wales – 150 miles away from the construction! It could be accomplished now, but back in 2500 BC? It’s a mystery!
Christianity has quite a few legends of its own, one being about the mythical Holy Grail. It is believed that this goblet comes from the Last Supper. It is also the vessel that carried Christ’s blood from the crucifixion, making it one of the holiest items ever. Many believe the Knights Templar retrieved it from Jerusalem during the Crusades and took it to Europe. Many goblets have claimed the name of the Holy Grail, but we’ll never know for sure!
The Lost City of Atlantis
We should all thank Plato for creating one of the biggest mysteries in human history. Atlantis was technologically advanced civilization that was so materialistic and military-oriented that one day it ceased to exist devoured by the seas. The wrath of Gods seems to have been involved, but that’s not really the point. Could we really lose a huge subcontinent? Modern researchers made a more accurate translation of Plato’s work that placed ancient Atlantis in the Mediterranean sea around 9600 BC. According to experts, there existed the Cyclades Plateau, an island of huge size. Was that it? The mystery remains.