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Friday, 12 August 2011

Top 5 Mysterious World Landmarks

The world is full of historical monuments, built in the Masters for honoring all the presidents, kings and religious figures. And even though most of these landmarks have been carefully researched and studied by scientists and historians, some are simply too old, incomplete or unclear, we still do not know much about why they were built, or what purpose they served. Next 10 landmarks in the world, intentionally or simply because of the time, still confused by people who study them.

1. Sacsayhuaman

Not far from the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu is Sacsayhuaman, a strange stone walls, terraces are located just outside of Cuzco. A series of three walls were assembled a massive 200-ton blocks of stone and lime, and are arranged in a zig-zag down the slope. The longest is about 1,000 meters long and each stand about five feet tall. The monument is a surprisingly good shape for his age, especially considering the region tend to earthquakes, but the tops of the walls are torn down a bit ', because the monument was looted to build churches in Cuzco Spanish. The area surrounding the monument was found to be the source of numerous underground catacombs called chinganas, which was allegedly used as corridors connecting to other structures of the Inca region.

2. Goseck Circle

One of the most mysterious monuments of Germany is the Goseck Circle, a monument made of earth, gravel and wooden palisades, which is considered the first example of a primitive "solar observatory". The circle consists of a series of circular ditches surrounded by fences (which has since been rebuilt) containing a mound in the center. The fences have three openings or doors, the southeast, southwest and north. It is believed that the monument was built around 4900 BC by the Neolithic people, and that the three openings correspond to the direction of the sunrise on the winter solstice.

3. The Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are a series of patterns and symbols carved into the ground in the desert of Nazca, which is a dry plateau in Peru. It covers an area about 50 miles, and were created between 200 BC and 700 AD by the Nazca Indians, who designed the copper-colored rocks scraping the desert floor to expose the colored earth below. The lines have managed to remain intact for hundreds of years by the arid climate of the region, believes that receive little rain and wind throughout the year. Some lines to cover distances of 600 feet, and they are all simple designs and shapes for the characterization of plants, insects and animals.

say that they are the remains of the ancient use airports disappeared, technologically advanced society.

4. The Yonaguni Monument

Of all the famous landmarks in Japan, none is perhaps more confusion than Yonaguni, a submerged rock formation located off the coast of the Ryukyu Islands. It was discovered in 1987 by a group of divers who were there to see hammerhead sharks, and immediately sparked a huge amount of debate in the scientific community in Japan. The monument consists of a number of large rock formations, including massive platforms and steps carved stone pillars, which is great depths of 5-40 meters. There is a triangular formation, which became known as "turtle" for its unique shape, and a long wall that borders directly one of the main platforms. The currents in the region is known to be particularly dangerous, but it did not stop the Yonaguni Monument to be one of diving's most popular throughout Japan.

5. Newgrange

Considered the oldest and famous sites of prehistory throughout Ireland, Newgrange is a tomb, which was built in the country, wood, clay and stone around 3100 BC, about 1000 years before the construction of the pyramids in Egypt. It consists of a long corridor leading to the cross-shaped room, which was used in burial, because it contains natural swimming pools full of charred remains. The most unique feature of Newgrange is its careful structure and robust, which helped structure is completely waterproof up to date. Most surprising of all, the entrance to the tomb was located relative to the Sun, so that the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, the radiation from the sun will be channeled through the opening 60 and down almost on the sidewalk , where they are ground floor room with a central monument.


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