The history of the world is full of surprising mysteries. None of us will live long enough to see them all solved. However, it’s always interesting to have a look at some of the truly bizarre things which lie beneath the surface.
1. Moa Birds 0:23
2. The Temple Complex of Saksaywaman, Peru 0:51
3. Gate of the Sun, Bolivia 1:17
4. The Longyou Caves, China 1:47
5. The Unfinished Obelisk, Egypt 2:09
6. The Underwater City of Yonaguni, Japan 2:29
7. Mohenjo-Daro (’The Mound of the Dead’), Pakistan 3:06
8. L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada 3:38
9. Stone-Age Tunnels 3:59
10. The giant stone spheres of Costa Rica 4:32
-During an expedition in the twentieth century, scientists found well-preserved remnants of Moa birds which became extinct around the year 1500.
-The perfect stonework of the ancient temple complex of Saksaywaman, which was completed without the use of a single drop of mortar, is amazing.
-Some archaeologists believe that the Gate of the Sun was the center of a huge empire during the first millennium AD.
-The Longyou Caves were gouged out of sandstone by human hands.
-The unfinished obelisk initially began to be carved straight out of a rock face, but it appears that it began to crack.
-The rock from which the Underwater City of Yonaguni is carved was submerged underwater about 10,000 years ago — long before even the Egyptian pyramids were erected.
-In 1922, the Indian archaeologist R. D. Banerji discovered ancient ruins of Mohenjo-Daro on one of the islands in the Indus River.
-L’Anse aux Meadows was once a settlement founded by the Vikings about a thousand years ago.
-The discovery of an extensive network of underground tunnels, which stretch across all of Europe from Scotland to Turkey, shows that stone-age communities were not simply hunter-gatherers.
-The giant stone spheres of Costa Rica were discovered in the 1930s by workers clearing the jungle from a banana plantation.
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