Here is the list of Top 10 Most Mysterious Landmarks In The World
10. Stone Labyrinths of Bolshoi Zayatsky, Russia
The stone labyrinths are found in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia, on Bolshoi Zayatsky, one of the Solovetsky Islands. A labyrinth is a complex network of paths or passages that make up a labyrinth-like structure that has only one direction, slightly different from a labyrinth. The Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea are filled with these labyrinths with as many as 14 of them located on the island of Bolshoi Zayatsky alone. The stone labyrinths are known as Vavilons (Babylons in English) by the Russians and do not usually reach much higher than 40 cm. Some claim that a more sophisticated ancient civilization belongs to the credit for these prehistoric labyrinths.
There are a significant number of 35 labyrinths on the Solovetsky Islands of Russia. They are normally found westward, while the east normally features complex structures of stone without labyrinths like those found on Sopka hill.
The deposits are at least 2,500 years old, according to researchers. The intention is not known for sure, but many hypotheses suggest that they may have been used as ceremonial constructs spiritually in order to allow spirits to cross into the next life. Some claim they might have been used as fishing traps, but early on this hypothesis was denied.
09. Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge is a large set of prehistoric stones constructed by ancient Britons. The building is situated in Wiltshire, England and is considered one of the planet’s oldest man-made structures. The individual stones weigh much more than any person could bear with the lightest weighing up to 3.6 tons while the larger supporting stones are measured at 25 tons. It leaves a lot of questions about who was able to build it and how it was made.
The archeological monument is over 5000 years old, opening up plenty of room for interpretation about its purpose at such a time in the existence of earth. Since the mid-1600s, scientists have been studying Stonehenge, and while we’ve discovered much more about it, several unanswered questions still remain.
With the most popular theories, several stories have been developed claiming that the monument was sculpted by giants for their immense strength, size and height. Alternative theories state that Merlin used his spells to put in place the massive stones. While some say it was aided by Merlin’s giants.
08. The Great Sphinx, Egypt
There’s the Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt. It is anywhere between the ages of 4500-7000 and many historians say it was designed to resemble Khafre, at the time the pharaoh. During what was called the 4th Dynasty, Khafre ruled. While not much is known about him, he was a very cruel dictator in ancient accounts.
Sphinxes are beings with a lion’s body and a woman’s head, but Giza’s Sphinx was constructed with a man’s head instead, as described by the Egyptian. The foundation is built of calcareous stone and has a height of 20 meters, a length of 73 meters. It is the world’s largest lone sculpture and is also the most well-known modern-day sphinx. Several tunnels, galleries, and caves are believed to have been constructed below and around the Sphinx, some of which have already been confirmed but unknown to their use.
No one in history has come forward to take credit for the creation of this massive statue, so we are left wondering.
7. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
The pyramids are some of the oldest man-made monuments in existence, the largest being 139 m high. The pyramids are made of calcareous stone and are at least 4500 years old. Rising block of calcareous has a density of 2,6-2,9 cubic meters and a weight of 2,5 tons on average. The largest blocks are about 10 tons in weight, making it almost unlikely for humans to have constructed it when considering the time it was designed. For their Queens and Pharaohs, the pyramids were built as tombs, so they buried their mummified bodies with gold, jewelry and whatever they needed in the afterlife.This was mainly due to the belief of Ancient Egyptians that Queens and Pharaohs in the afterlife would be gods.
Researchers proposed hauling the rocks using logs and ropes using a pulley system. This device helps extremely heavy items and materials to be transported and is known to have been used over the centuries to perform dangerous tasks such as the Giza Pyramids.
There are many sketches that show what seems to suggest that what accomplished this massive task was the support of extra-terrestrials.