There are such situations in the world that it is not possible to make sense of them even today. How these days were seen from years ago, how giant structures of a size and weight that today’s machines cannot carry, how huge buildings were built, fine workmanship on stones and dozens more. We list 10 mysterious things that baffle scientists and engenders even today…
Mortarless Stone Set
300-ton limestone blocks were used in the construction of the 9-meter-long embankments surrounding the Inca castle in Peru’s Cusco Region for 360 meters, but no mortar was used.
The Secret of the Hammer
Found in Texas in 1936, this hammer is estimated to be 500 million years old. Scientists are amazed at how this primitive tool, consisting of a wooden mallet and an iron knob, was placed inside the rock block and the purity of the iron in the knob.
Ancestor of Concorde
This object, estimated to have been made in 200 BC, was found in a tomb in Egypt in 1898. In 1972, an archaeologist suggested that this object was a model of an aeroplane with excellent aerodynamics.
Landing Track for UFOs
These motifs on Peru’s Pampa coast depict ancient plant and animal shapes. These motifs, which are thought to be made by the Nazca civilization, are suggested to be a runway for aliens to land on Earth.
The City Built-in 1000 Years
The ancient city of Nan Madol, near an island in the Pacific Ocean, took nearly 1000 years to build. It should be noted that the construction of the city began in 200 BC. By ordering blocks of 250 million tons each, 100 artificial islands were combined. How these giant basalt blocks got there is still a mystery.
Aluminium Belt Buckle
The belt buckle found in the tomb of the Chinese General Chou, who is estimated to have died in AD 300, is 85% aluminium. It should be noted that the tomb was opened in 1956. The mystery of the subject is; In the 19th century, it was possible for the first time that aluminium, which is found only as a compound in nature, could be separated from other substances and used as a single substance.
This Mayan crystal head, thought to be 1000 years old, was carved on a single block. If the light is shined from under the crystal skull, how it was made at that time is still a mystery, the captured light comes out directly from the eye holes. Even the technology that can be used in this field today does not allow this to be done.
In 1900, the Antikythera mechanism was found in a shipwreck on the Greek island of Crete. In the examination, it was understood that this object was used in calculating the positions of the Moon, Sun and planets.
2000 Years Battery
The 2,000-year-old battery found in Baghdad in 1938 stunned the scientific world. When the battery was examined, it was seen that it consisted of a copper cylinder mounted in a 13 cm earthen pot, an iron bar around it and asphalt covering the mouth of the earthen pot. It has been determined that this object, which is thought to be the oldest battery in the world, produces 2 Volts of energy.
Map of the Future
The map drawn by the famous Turkish sailor Piri Reis in 1513, showing Africa, America and the South Pole, aroused great interest when it appeared in 1929. The south pole was discovered in 1818. Even more interestingly, Piri Reis showed the continent’s coastal areas that were under ice. However, the ice on the continent melted 6,000 years before the map was drawn.
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