20 Unsolved Ancient Mysteries That Question Our Knowledge of Human History

The Universe is full of endless mysteries and secrets. We are always in a quest to find answers to anything or everything, that science is still yet to explain. Many of these questions, however, don’t lie in our present or are mere speculations of what the future may hold. They are the product of the enigmatic, that our very history or say the past has left behind. While these ancient discoveries have brought along too many unanswered questions with them, any plausible cause or answer that may help us understand them better seizes to exist. How did they come into existence? Who made them? In this article, we’ll shed light upon some of the most marvelous ancient discoveries that took the whole world by surprise because of the obvious questions circulating them. They are deemed so advanced for their time that they’ll simply make you scratch your head. We have short-listed 20 of these ancient mysteries that the scientist have come across in all these years. Check them out!




Baghdad Battery

Today, we take for granted the overall power that drives our modern convenience: Electricity. But, could the wise men of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia have had knowledge of electricity, even electric illumination or even electric-based technology? Within the framework of some archaeological evidence, the answers seem affirmative. The most widely cited evidence that the ancient Egyptians used electricity is a relief beneath the temple of Hathor at the Dendera, Egypt, that depicts figures standing around a large light-bulb like object. The socket is represented by what appears to be a lotus flower with a stem that runs like a cable along the bottom of the device. Inside the bulb is a  snake-like line winding its way out of the lotus flower’s socket. According to supporters of the hypothesis that this depicts an electrical light, the snake represents the filament of the bulb.



Zeichnung Garn-Birne, an electrical engineer, later created a working model of the bulb in a laboratory which worked, imitating an eerie purplish light. He used the same measurements including two metal beams that look like arms stretched into the big end of the bulb and the wire connecting those beams with the socket at the other end. But where did the power come from to light the bulb in ancient Egypt?




An artifact found by Wilhelm Konig(a German archaeologist), outside of modern-day Bagdad shows some electricity production was possible in the middle-east thousands of years ago. This artifact is known as the Bagdad battery. The Baghdad battery is simple in comparison with today’s batteries. It consists of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Through the stopper is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder. It is believed that the jar would have been filled with a substance such as vinegar that would allow it to produce the electricity. Replicas of the battery have shown that it works. We tried to figure out how did the ancients in Egypt achieve their artistic and technical perfection in total darkness in the immense underground corridors that are found in countless monuments through Egypt. How did the manage these incredible feats without a constant light source? A question that has been partially answered by archaeologists and historians. But these theories haven’t been accepted by everyone.

 

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