Five great mysteries of human history

April 26, 2012 19:35

The Lost Atlantis

Lost Atlantis is one of the oldest and most disturbing minds riddles. Since ancient times, people have tried to find Atlantis, which is considered a sunk due to an earthquake or tsunami. The Greek philosopher Plato described Atlantis as a large island located in the vicinity of Gibraltar, the abode of the most advanced civilization and object unsurpassed elegance with a glorious palace. In addition to other features of the Atlantis was inhabited by beautiful creatures. It was the temple of Poseidon, concentric walls and canals.

To date, no one has managed to find a city — underwater or whatever it was — although it did not put an end to birth large number of theories about his whereabouts. Numerous historians and researchers have tried to organize expeditions to find the underwater island, but none in South America (as recently reported), or around the Greek islands or within the Antarctic Atlantis remained inaccessible and can not be the mystery.

Swamp of human organs

Marsh or swamp of human organs from the people — it's a natural burial of human corpses that are found in sphagnum bogs in Northern Europe. Instead expansion swamp created ideal conditions for the preservation of the body, leaving the skin and internal organs are relatively intact.

Thousands of corpses found can be attributed to the Iron Age. Revealed a large amount of evidence that they were all killed. It is believed that the corpses of the victims of pagan rituals or dead from some form of criminal punishment. However, no convincing explanation as to why thousands of bodies were dumped, found, especially since the whole of Germany, Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and Denmark, they were found by chance.

Jack the Ripper

The identity of Jack the Ripper, the most notorious criminals of all time, is still an unsolved mystery. Serial killer guns in London between August and November 1888, Jack the Ripper was held criminally responsible for the brutal murders of at least five prostitutes in Whitechapel. It is quite well known.

However, everything else — the real identity of the perpetrator, the number of victims, the handwriting of murders and mysterious messages, sent them to the police — a mystery. Taking into account all the uncertainty in the investigation were born many diametrically opposed theories, including blaming the royal family, the famous writer Lewis Carroll, and even a woman — Jill Gutrippers. It is hard to deny that whoever it was — he or she is the heir of Jack the Ripper, who instilled fear throughout the empire during famine.


Stonehenge stands in all its glory, the beautiful and mysterious on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. The place is a conglomeration of a large number of blue-carved stones, weighing six tons each, stacked on each other. Archaeologists have determined that the stone monument is dated 2500 — 3000 BC and believe that he was raised to the Neolithic inhabitants.

The purpose of the construction of Stonehenge is still highly debated mystery. Hypotheses are to the extreme length. Some believe that this is the result of glacial movement or technological miracle, while others believe that it is predvescheniya alien intervention or place a healing power. The most commonly accepted theory is that Stonehenge is a burial ground. This was confirmed by archaeological data, in 2008, when the age of the cremated remains around the site is expected to be matched to create Stonehenge.

King Arthur

King Arthur, the sword in the stone, his faithful magician Merlin and the Knights of the round table, and all of that sort, it is, from which legends are made. Apparently, the whole story of King Arthur was a fabrication, created to enhance the morale of the British troops. Mythology associated with various literary sources that are all praise Arthur as king, who defeated the Saxons and established an empire ruling from England, Ireland, Iceland, Norway and Gaul in the sixth century and built an empire.

Although there is no real evidence that such a person existed, historians continue to debate this fact. There is reason to believe that Arthur might be able to collecting a character with a number of features similar to the features of the Roman general Lucius Artorius Castus, who lived in the second century. Despite the widely accepted view that King Arthur was a fiction, there are a number of people who claim otherwise.

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