Here’s a collections of most mysterious monuments and ruins in the world that coming from older time. Those monuments and ruins are not just mysterious, but some of them is also amazing as well. Those mysterious monument and ruins are coming from various countries in the world. Let’s take a look at those most mysterious monuments and ruins in the world.
12. Coral Castle, the Monument of the Love Lost, in Florida
How to explain a man 5 feet height man weighing 100 pounds, built an elaborate garden using bits of rock, each weighing a ton? Coral Castle, in Homestead, Florida, is a miracle that difficult to explain with common sense. Moreover, the man who built the castle was only has a 4th grade education level.
Is Ed Leedskalnin, a Latvian immigrant, who built a monument called the monument of love lost. Weird! His story is just like a blue romance. Ed began Leedskaini was built a that monument in 1923, after a refusing by his fiancee in Latvia just days before their wedding. And he dedicated his life to finish the monument.
Unfortunately, he died before his love monument completed. However, after he died, in 1951, construction was continued.
Not this romantic tale that makes the experts confused, but they were surprised and amazed because Leedskalnin, build the monument himself. More confused again, because he really only educated up to 4th grade, but strangely, he was able to built that complex of monument. something that really can only be done by building experts. This is really incomprehensible. An engineer calls that even Albert Einstein was not able to understand how to work on this miracle.
11. Peru’s Chavín de Huantar Ruins
Although not as famous as Machu Picchu, the ruins of Chavin de Huantardi Peru is also an interesting World Heritage sites containing the remains of artifacts that was built by the Chavin, a pre-Inca culture, around 900 BC.
This site serves as a gathering place for people in the area to gather and worship. It is unclear why the Chavin culture disappeared, although some believe that the ruins of Chavin de Huantar offers clues about why the civilization disappeared. Most theories say the demise of Chavin because of environmental conditions including the occurrence of an earthquake, while other says it’s because of seizure for power.
10. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Few people know that Zimbabwe, Africa, has one of the oldest ancient stone ruins in the world. Its location is in the countryside. Allegedly, the ruins of an ancient stone was building that was inhabited by 18,000 people. Because of its great, the ruins then called the Great Zimbabwe Ruins.
Based on the research, the building was built in the 11th century. Uniquely the building was built without using cement. Nobody knows for sure why the site was eventually abandoned.
9. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is the most well preserved Inca city. This royal city hidden in the Andes mountains of Peru, located high in the mountains with a steep road but on a flat top. A location, which was the place where the Incas hideout from Spain.
The city was hidden for centuries and isolated from the outside world until then an archaeologist, Hiram Bingham, was discovered in 1911. Based on the research, estimated the city of Machu Picchu was built in 1450 AD as the Inca ruler Pachacuti hideout.
8. Stonehenge, Prehistoric Monuments in England
Perhaps the ancient monument that is still in good condition is Stonehenge, located in Wiltshire, England. These ancient buildings have been built in 2500 BC, but then experienced continuous revision and renovation during the 1400 year. Despite all the theories and speculations on it, no one knows what was the original purpose of this prehistoric monument and remains one of the biggest mysteries of the earth.
7. Easter Island
Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui or Isla de Pascua, is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, the most famous monumental sculptures created by the Rapanui people. The statues, called Moai, were part of the ancestor worship of the island was done by local people at that time. The statues were allegedly made between 1250 and 1500 AD.
Heaviest Moai weighing 86 tons. This illustrates just how great their accomplishments that was capable of built Rapanui, also move the statues weighing up to tens of tons. Luckyly, these ancient sculptures can still be seen in the island, but hundreds of other statue was moved to the neighboring islands.
6. Three Ancient Megalithic Stone Circle
In southern of Turkey, just north of the border with Syria, there are three megalithic stone circles aged thousands of years, older than Stonehenge stone circle. Curiously, the ancient stone circles were built by groups of hunters in those days. Previously, it was believed that early humans could not create such building, until they reach a certain level of development.
When found, the stone circle was in a buried state. No one knows what the reason or background why it was buried. But some people believe that Göbekli Tepe and surrounding area was the beginning of human history that is the location of the Garden of Eden, as told in the Bible.
5. Roman Temple Ruins of Baalbek in Lebanon
The largest Roman temples ever built just remain the ruins, was not in Greece or Rome, but it is precisely in Baalbek, Lebanon. The temple was destroyed by the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius, but luckyly not all parts were destroyed. There’s 6 of 54 columns, which still stands today. Six column is a witness of history and leave a trail mystery waiting for explanations.
Although the remains of the splendor of this temple still visible, but indeed, this temple had abandoned due to war. For decades, tourists rarely visit this place due to the war. Fortunately also, the war was not destroy this historic temple.
4. Under the sea wonders of Alexandria, Egypt
It is believed that the city ruins are coming from the Alexander the Great era, where Cleopatra’s palace is located. Sinking of the city is estimated to occur 1500 years ago due to a massive earthquake. Along with setting of the palace, also drowned artefacts that adorn the palace and other buildings from Cleopatra’s palace. City ruins found in the bottom of this sea was deliberately not lifted to the mainland. The local government plans to make a tourist location as a submarine tourist attraction.
3. The ruins beneath the sea in Japan
In the southern coast of Yonaguni, Japan, there are submerged ruins that estimated is about 8,000 years old. Although some people believe that it is a natural creation, but it now lot of people believe that those ruins was man made. The evident is coming from the complicated structure stairs and carvings which is not possible unless it’s man made. The site was discovered in 1995 by a diver who strayed too far from the coast of Okinawa. Luckyly, He also was bringing cameras to take underwater pictures.
2. Stonehenge of Lake Michigan
Initially, a group of researchers was using sonar to search for shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Michigan. The results obtained was astonishing. Instead they found the ancient 40 feet Stonehenge structure below the water surface.
Some of these stones in a circle and one appeared to show the carving of a mastodons. Presumably, the monument was built 10.000 years ago, possibly in the same time with the post Ice Age and human presence in the region and mastodons. Michigan already has the petroglyph sites and standing stones.
1. Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse in Georgia
On a small hill in the arid of northeast Georgia stands one of the most bizarre and mysterious monument in the world. But from the architecture of building, the monument were not created in ancient time.
Known as the ‘Georgia Guidestones’, five stones structure was 16 feet tall, weighing 20 tons. In the slabs of granite, there are writing in eight languages – including Egyptian hieroglyphic language, Hindi and Swahili with instructions for the survivors to rebuild a new culture on earth. Are the instructions in eight languages associated with the doomsday predictions? It is still unclear. This command is also unclear to whom addressed. More mysterious who built these strange monuments.