Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries in History


Unsolved Mysteries in History



1. Stonehenge

This is located in Salisbury Plain in England and it is one of the most fascinating monuments. It is expected to be  built over a time period of 6400 years. Stonehenge consists of 30 giant upright stones and 30 immense horizontal stones placed on top for an appealing look. As per measurements, each individual stone weighs around six tons. They used only stone tools to create the masterpiece. Not only its construction methods, the purpose of Stonehenge is still unknown. 


2. The Sphinx

The famous Riddle of the Sphinx is “What creature walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three in the evening?”.If some one encountered the Sphinx and could not answer his riddle, they would be devoured. According to Greek stories, the Greek hero Oedipus.could only answer the question. Most confusing is the “famous statue’s actual origin”. 

 President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination

3. President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination

One of the Unsolved Mysteries in History is the President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. This happened during the public motorcade in Texas (United States) was both unexpected and mysterious. He got a shot in the back and in the head by Lee Harvey Oswald. He was arrested shortly after and charged with murder, but he again murdered before he was brought to trial.


4. Rongorongo

This is a special type of picture writing that was discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island. It is believed that, In the late 19th century more than two dozen wooden objects with rongorongo inscriptions were collected. These collected things given to various museums throughout the world. There is something written in an undecipherable manner and scientists suggests this was written from left to right and bottom to top. 


5. The Shroud of Turin

This is a special  linen cloth with the image of a man who many believe to be Jesus Christ. The actual origin of the cloth is still not known. Some people believe this was placed on the body of Jesus when he was buried. Carbon dating age of this linen cloth is between 1260 and 1390. Till now, o one knows for sure where or who the Shroud came from.


6.  Jack the Ripper – Unidentified Serial killer

He is possibly the best-known unidentified serial killer of all time. Jack the Ripper is also, the most deadly and elusive murderers known to man. He murdered between four and nine prostitutes in an impoverished area of London over 4 month period. London police received hundreds of letters and some claiming to be the murderer himself. 


7. Phaistos Disc

The first organized Western civilization is the Minoan Civilization, has been named “the first link in the European chain.” The Phaistos Disc has been discovered in 1908 by Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in the ancient city of Phaistos. Still the content in the disc is a global conundrum that has kept its secrets hidden for thousands of years. Scientists suggests, this could be hymn, a prayer, a geometric theorem for the calendar, and the narrative of a story.


8.  The Resting Place of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan  was the leader of the Mongols and creating an empire that reached from China to Hungary. The location of Genghis Khan tomb is a mystery since his death in 1227. Scientists says, a group of his loyal followers buried him and then killed all the witnesses. After nearly ten years of exploration and search, nothing has been found.


9. Crystal Skulls

South America since 1881, a total of thirteen crystal skulls have been found This is a not a made-up mystery for Hollywood legend – Indiana Jones to solve. These extremely valuable skulls have passed hands many times. The origin is still unknown. It is believed to masterfully carved by the Mayans or the Aztecs.


10. Pyramid Of Hellinikon

There are pyramids in Europe also and pyramid Of Hellinikon is most well-known among those 16 pyramids. Ancient Greek geographer Pausanias mentioned about this pyramid. Not much information is available about the pyramid other than its estimated date of construction may be 3000 B.C. No one knows who built it or what it was actually used for.


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