The world is full of discoveries and mysteries. Recently, scientists discovered an entire solar system different from ours with 7 planets, some of which look like earth.
Some discoveries can be scientifically explained, others are just so weird and strange that many years later, they remain unexplained.
Below are some of the discoveries:
1. Temple Complex of Saksaywaman (Peru)
At the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco in Peru, you should see the walled complex of Saksaywaman (Sacsayhuaman).
The temple complex is famous because the large dry stone walls is made entirely boulders that were carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar.
The stones are so closely spaced that a single piece of paper will not fit between many of the stones.
This precision, combined with the rounded corners of the blocks, the variety of their interlocking shapes, and the way the walls lean inward have puzzled scientists for decades.
2. Underwater city of Yonaguni (Japan)
On the southern coast of Yonaguni, Japan, underwater you will find submerged ruins estimated to be around 10,000 years old.
Many experts argue that is man-made others insist it was carved by natural phenomena. It was discovered first in 1995 by a diver who strayed too far off the Okinawa shore and stumbled upon the sunken arrangement of monolithic blocks “as if terraced into the side of a mountain”.
Many believe it is evidence that there was a world under water.
3. The giant stone spheres (Costa Rica)
Over three hundred petrospheres can be found in one location in Costa Rica, located on the Diquís Delta and on Isla del Caño. Locally, they are known as Las Bolas (literally The Balls).
These mysterious stone formations are intriguing not only for their perfectly spherical shape, but also on account of their unknown origins and purpose.
They were discovered in the 1930s by workers clearing the jungle from a banana plantation. Local legends suggested that the mysterious spheres contained hidden gold, but they turned out to be empty.
4. Krishna’s Butterball (India)
Krishna’s Butterball also known as Vaan Irai Kal is a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline in the historical town of Mahabalipuram in India.
The boulder is approximately 6 meters high and 5 meters wide and weighs around 250 tons.
It stands on an approximately 1.2-meter (4 ft) base on a slope, and is said to have been at the same place for 1200 years. Many do not know how it came about and there have been several failed attempts to remove it.
5. The Unfinished Obelisk (Egypt)
The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt.
It was ordered by Hatshepsut, possibly to complement the Lateran Obelisk. It was carved straight out of a rock face, but was left unfinished. Many believe it is due to a crack on the face.
6. Gobekil Tepe (Turkey)
Göbekli Tepe means Potbelly Hill in the Turkish language. It is an archaeological site atop a mountain ridge in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of modern-day Turkey, approximately 12 km northeast of the city of Şanlıurfa.
The tell includes two phases of ritual use dating back to the 10th–8th millennium BCE. During the first phase, pre-pottery Neolithic A (PPNA), circles of massive T-shaped stone pillars were erected, the world’s oldest known megaliths.
More than 200 pillars in about 20 circles are currently known through geophysical surveys. Each pillar has a height of up to 6 m (20 ft) and a weight of up to 20 tons.
They are fitted into sockets that were hewn out of the bedrock. The details of the structure’s function remain a mystery.
7. Stonehenge (Wales)
Stonehenge is a legendary neolithic monument made using stones transported to the Wiltshire countryside from Wales and built for unknown purpose.
For thousands of years, Stonehenge has stood silently, giving away few clues as to the meaning of its existence.
No one is sure why Stonehenge was made.