Mysterious prehistoric sites
In the world there are hundreds of mysterious places and objects, the mystery that scientists are trying to solve for decades. About the many unique buildings and individual historic buildings you can find detailed information on open spaces of our website. Stone circles, plate, deities, temples - all of these centuries-old historical treasures are unique and give us the opportunity to go back in time - to the origins of human civilization.
Carnac stones. France.
Carnac stones - the collection, consisting of more than three thousand standing stones around the French town of Carnac in Brittany. Stones were established between 4500 and 3300 BC. e. There are many theories about the purpose of the installation of these stones. Some argue that the stones are related to astronomy and the observatory are. Other scholars argue that the stones were used as primitive seismic instruments to determine the earthquake.
Unfinished Obelisk. Aswan, Egypt.
In the ancient quarries near Aswan, it is a huge piece of stone, which was intended to create the obelisk. The obelisk was not completed, probably because of the cracks that formed in the stone quarries (some believe that the establishment of the obelisk was interrupted by force). The sheer size of the obelisk - are impressive. The obelisk -42 meters, weight of 1200 tons. For a more vivid representation of the height of the obelisk - imagine a 10-storey building. For transportation of such an object is suitable not for each valve. How to transport the obelisk were going the Egyptians - a mystery.
The three most important dolmen (or passage mounds) in Spain: Cueva de Menga, Cueva de Viera and El Romeral Tholos are among the largest in the world. The largest stones used in their construction weigh 180 tons and have been transported, at least a mile away. The unique design was founded around 3700 BC. e. Many walls have anthropomorphic illustration.
Ggantija is a complex of two megalithic temples on the Maltese island of Gozo. Stone temples were built around 3600 BC. e., making it the second oldest religious structure ever found just after Göbekli Tepe. It should be borne in mind that at this time still had no metal tools, and has not yet been invented wheel. It is believed that the Ggantija - the place of the cult of fertility, as there have been found figurines and statuettes associated with fertility.
The stone spheres. Costa Rica.
The collection, consisting of more than 200 stone spheres ranging in size from a few centimeters up to 2 meters, was found in Casta Rica. Spheres are believed to have been cut between 1500 and 500 BC. e. More accurate dating - is impossible. There are many legends associated with the collection of stone. So, one of them says that they are relics of Atlantis. Another legend says that the creators had a potion, softening rock.
The heads of the Olmecs. Mexico.
Heads of Olmec - collection consisting of 17 colossal heads carved from stone. The collection was created in about 1500-1000 BC. E., And weighs each head - from six to fifty tonnes. Each head has carved out a unique piece because of what some people think that they were powerful rulers of the Olmec.
Yonaguni Monument. Japan.
In 1987 he was discovered by a group of undersea formations off the coast of Yonaguni Island. These formations have flat edges parallel angles and columns. The area on which the detected structure - was the land during the last ice age: from 8 to 10 thousand years ago, so if you really Yonaguni was built by people - it is one of the oldest buildings in the world.
Gulf of Cambay (Hambhat). India.
In 2001, off the coast of India, in the Gulf of Cambay, it was found sunken city. Several man-made structures were determined using sonar. pottery shards, statues, jewelry: from the bottom of a lot of artifacts, among which were extracted. Perhaps, this city has existed since 9500 BC. If he really existed then- it is thousands of years older than the oldest cities in India - Varanasi.
Moai. Easter Island.
On Easter Island, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, it is one of the most famous mysteries of the world. Giant stone statues (moai) of Easter Island is one of the world's most popular attractions among tourists. Historians, archaeologists are lost in hypotheses - for what purpose these statues were created and why they were left unfinished. One of the wildest theories about Easter Island has it that the island is actually - the peak of an underwater mountain and is all that remains of the lost civilization of Mu.
Göbekli Tepe. Turkey
Göbekli Tepe, is considered one of the oldest religious structures ever found in the world. It is believed that the structure has appeared between 10,000 and 9,000 years BC. e. On stone structures and the columns can be seen carved predatory animals. Weight some poles up to 20 tons. It is believed that Göbekli Tepe was built before the advent of agriculture, religion, literature, wheel, pottery, the domestication of animals. As this complex was built - a mystery, securely guarded time.