The world is full of mysterious monuments created by ancient masters. These sites have been carefully studied by scientists, historians and archaeologists, but some of them are so old, incomplete or unclear, it is still not clear why they were built and what purpose is served. I have prepared a selection of "the most mysterious places on the planet," which still cause a lot of problems, confusing the researchers.
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10. Let's start with the tenth place - Cahokia Mounds is.
Cahokia - the name given to an Indian settlement near Illinois, USA. Archaeologists believe that the city was founded in 650 AD, and the complex structure of its buildings shows that once it was highly prosperous society. At the peak of prosperity Cahokia was inhabited by 40,000 Indians - it was the most populous settlement of America before the arrival of Europeans. The main attraction Cahokia - earthen mounds up to 100 feet on a plot of 2,200 acres. Across the city it is also a network of terraces and it is believed that particularly important buildings such as the house of the ruler, was built on the highest terraces. During the excavations were found wooden solar calendar, called Woodhenge. Calendar played a vital role in community life, both religious and astrological, marking solstices and equinoxes.
What is the secret of Cahokia mounds?
Although scientists are constantly discovering new information about the community kahokiytsev, the biggest mystery that remains - a modern Indian tribe comes from the residents of the ancient city, and that forced them to abandon their city
9. The ninth place in the list - Newgrange
It is believed that this is the oldest and most famous prehistoric structure in all of Ireland. Newgrange was built of earth, stone, wood and clay at about 3100 BC, about 1000 years before the construction of the pyramids in Egypt. This structure consists of a long corridor that leads to the cross-chamber, which was probably used as a tomb. The most characteristic feature of Newgrange - a precise and sturdy design, which helped structure remains completely waterproof to this day. What is most surprising - the entrance to the tomb is located relative to the sun in such a way that at winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, the sun's rays are directed through a small hole in the 60-foot pass, where they cover the floor of the central room of the monument.