Although science has progressed quite a lot, there are still some wonders which are unexplained by science. We have compiled a list of 9 such ancient achievements that are yet unexplained by science and have left scientists baffled to say the least. Check out the list and let us know what you think about it.
This is by far the most famous marvel from ancient times in world today. It seems like just a pile of rocks, however, it is an ancient astronomical observatory. These rocks were moved once a year and this allowed the folks to predict moon’s movements.
8. Roman concrete
A sample of ancient Roman concrete left scientists amazed. The sample was found in the Mediterranean Sea and it was concluded that the Roman methods were superior to ours; in terms of environmental safety and durability.
7. The Gate of the Sun
This one was created by Tiwanaku – a civilization that lived in the modern-day Bolivia long before the Incas. The work done by this civilization is even better than Aztec’s compared on the criteria of technological know-how. For instance, the quarry from where the stones for this arch came from was located 50 miles away – consider the fact that they didn’t even used animals for dragging the stones. How did they do it?
6. The Great Pyramid of Giza
This creation held the title of largest man-made structure for about 3,800 years. Scientific teams are still trying to figure out how it was created and what techniques were used for its construction.
5. Antikythera mechanism
This device dates back to 150 and 100 B.C. It was found in Greece and is known as an ancient analog computer that is capable of predicting astrological positions. It makes use of a series of gears so complex that scientists are shocked since the required technology is believed to be non-existent at that time for them to create this gadget.
Welcome to this ancient Peruvian site that is full of wonders. The giant stones in the wall are placed so close to one another that even blades of grass can’t slide between them. For thousands of years, this structure has survived and has no visible mortar either.
3. The Aeolipile
The first steam engine was invented back in 10 A.D. by the Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria. He might have also created world’s first vending machine. The products for the vending machine were conceived about thousands of years after that though.
2. Nazca lines
The Nazca desert in Peru contains a number of mystical, huge geoglyphs that were incorporated into the Earth’s surface between 450 and 600 A.D. These designs are quite strange when you also consider the fact that flight didn’t come into being after a couple of hundred years, which begs the question; who were these messages meant for?
1. Baghdad battery
In 250 B.C. clay batteries were being used in an ancient town located near Baghdad that were able to create 2 volts of electricity. What were they powering? That’s the question which has kept the scientists baffled.
I call bullshit, none of this is unexplained. All have been analyzed and even demonstrated. Pure hyperbole.
i can agree to most other things have been explained. But the great pyramid of giza is explained.. do let me know on that.
wow its really fasinating facts..always eager to look something strange here..thank you…
The secrets of Roman concrete have been figured out. All of the other items on this list still remain mysteries.
A team created a pyramid able to cap the great pyramid with accurate sized stones and no modern technology. The team dragged the blocks across the sand by putting it on a sled and pouring water in front. The water decreases the friction with the sand. Then you build a spiral ramp around the pyramid to get to the next level. the final blocks are placed with levers and pulleys.
The Baghdad Battery was most likely used for religious ceremonies. Hook it up to a metallic idol, have the worshipers touch it to feel the power of the gods. Primitive man + electricity either equals magic or gods.
The vending machine that you mention was used to dispense things like holy water. a functional replica was constructed.
The secret of roman concrete was the addition of volcanic ash. Again this formula has been recreated and determined to be superior to the concrete we use today due to the fact that the ash continues to bond inside the structure and it gets tougher over time.
Also a group of brits have built a version of stone henge without any modern tools. it was not just for measuring celestial bodies, it was also for a wide variety of services including funerals and weddings.
I don’t consider ancient origins as a reliable source. The got their start by claiming that we owe civilization and many of our technological advances to aliens. Oh, and i forgot that the great pyramid was actually built to harness power from subspace to recharge the spacecraft since, apparently, the aliens can fly across the galaxy but can’t built fusion or antimatter reactors to power their craft.
which is the team and what is the scale of the project. I hope you know the great pyramid is not only stacking stones on top of each other. There are many other things that go around it.
Fascinating stories! These achievements give really interesting insight into these cultures and are amazing sights to visit while traveling through any of these areas. Thanks for the information! – Emme @ Green Global Travel