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Greatest Mysteries Throughout History

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    Stonehenge

    Stonehenge
    Stonehenge is surely Britain's greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. Its original purpose is unclear to us, but some have speculated that it was a temple made for the worship of ancient earth deities. It has been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on the prehistoric calendar. Others claim that it was a sacred site for the burial of high-ranking citizens from the societies of long ago.
  • Period: 100 to

    Mysteries Throughout History

    I chose unsolved mysteries throughout history, because us as humans are fascinated by the unknown.
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    The Dodecahedron

    The Dodecahedron
    About 100 of these curious objects have been found, from England in the north and Hungary in the east to Italy, with the greatest number discovered in the west of Germany and in France. They appear in various contexts, and have been constructed of several materials, such as bronze and stone.
  • Jan 1, 650

    The Dark Ages

    The Dark Ages
    The term "Dark Ages" refers to the period from 476 to 1000. Historians sometimes use this term, but more commonly refer to the period as the "Early Middle Ages." The term was popularized by 19th century English historian Henry Hallam. He used it to refer to the entire Middle Ages and argued that the Catholic Church restricted progress.
  • Jan 1, 1404

    Voynich Manuscript

    Voynich Manuscript
    The manuscript is profusely illustrated, with drawings, among others, of plants and astronomical patterns. It appears to be a scientific work from the middle ages, but due to its unknown script, the contents are a complete mystery.
  • The Shroud of Turin

    The Shroud of Turin
    The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. Is it really the cloth that wrapped his crucified body, or is it simply a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated by some clever artist? Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history.
  • The bog-men

    The bog-men
    There have been many theories surrounding the bog-men (should be people) and how they came to be. Hundreds of these ancient- and remarkably preserved corpses have been discovered buried around the northern wetlands of Europe. Theories include ritualistic sacrifice and banishment to “hell” as a punishment that would reach beyond death.
  • Oak Island "money pitt"

    Oak Island "money pitt"
    his unassuming dot of land was paid little attention until 1795, when a teenaged boy discovered a circular depression in the ground and started digging. As he and his friends dug, they discovered layers of logs and what were believed to be pick scrapings along the walls of the pit. Soon after, another group of treasure seekers took over, convinced that the so-called ‘Money Pit’ was the site of long-lost buried treasure, possibly belonging to Captain Kidd or Blackbeard.
  • The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica

    Explorers had first reported their existence in the 19th century. Several hundred have since been discovered. The smallest are baseball-sized, while the largest are the size of a small car, weighing 16 tons.
    Trying to find out who made the spheres and how, as well as their purpose, has proven difficult.
  • Foo Fighters

    Foo Fighters
    Foo Fighters was a term used by allied pilots to describe what they believed to be UFO’s during WW2. What these balls of light were, no one knows. One theory is that it was all part of an elaborate German anti-aircraft experiment as these balls had the property of interfering with electronics. Further theories involve Germany’s massive mercury production towards the end of the war. That this phenomenon existed, there is no doubt- what it was exactly is however still a mystery.
  • Amber cited her sources (Foo fighters and The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica)

    Foo fighters source: Chamberlin, JO. "The Foo Fighter Mystery." project1947.com. THE AMERICAN LEGION MAGAZINE. May 17, 2013. http://www.project1947.com/articles/amlfoo.htm. The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica source: Stella Van den Heuvel Almonacid, Carmen. "The mysterious stone balls of Costa Rica." washingtontimes.com. April 25, 2013. May 17, 2013. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-view/2013/apr/25/mysterious-stone-balls-costa-rica/.
  • Amber cited her sources(Stonehenge and The Dodecahedron)

    Stonehenge: "About Stonehenge." stonehenge.co.uk. May 17, 2013. May 17, 2013. http://www.stonehenge.co.uk/about.php. The Dodecahedron source: Hien, Alexandria. "History Mystery: Ancient Dodecahedron's Purpose Remains Secret." foxnews.com. June 10, 2011. May 17, 2013. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/06/10/dodecahedrons-purpose-remains-mystery/.
  • Amber cited her sources (The Shroud Of Turin, The bog-men and Oak island (money pitt)

    The Shroud of Turin source: shroud.com. March 30, 2013. May 17, 2013. http://www.shroud.com/. The Bog-Men source: ackson, M.A. "The Mysteries of the Bog People Unearthed." carnegiemuseums.org. 2005. Mayv13, 2013. http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmag/bk_issue/2005/summer/feature4.html. Nikkel, Joe. "The Secrets of Oak Island." csicop.org. March/April 2000. May 13, 2013. http://www.csicop.org/si/show/secrets_of_oak_island/.