Top 10 Mysterious Structures Around The World

Whats up people hope youre having an awesome day, Im your host Ayman Hasan and welcome back to another video here at most amazing top 10 Guys the fact today in Toronto it is 24 degrees celsius and NOT humid is a bloody mystery to me because whenever its this hot its usually always humid and my hair becomes hagrid like in about 3 seconds

But weather aside there are a lot more mysterious things in the world, some things that have been around for the test of time still perplex us so lets find out what those are This is the Top 10 Mysterious Structures Around The World Starting us off with number 10 is Skara Brae Also known as The Neolithic Pompeii So pompeii 2

0 was actually discovered in 1850 when a storm on Orkney Islands blew away layers of sand to reveal stone built Skara Brae The settlement is only 6 houses all close together separated by little streets Theyre honestly little houses carved into stone thats the simplest way i can describe it Youd expect the inside of the houses to be some Flintstones ting but they were surprisingly modern, the walls were plastered, there were even stone built dressers and every house had box beds Whoever occupied the place lived off the land but being in the stone also protected them from the cold

The village was surrounded by an embankment that was a great windbreaker for them, its like built in convenience Either way its called the Neolithic Pompeii because of how well its been preserved and the fact its residents disappeared so quickly without a trace They literally up and left like they were ghosting someone on tinder, everything was left as was even dead members of the community were still there No one really knows who inhabited, built or deserted this place, we just know it happened Coming in at number 9 is Puma Punku (pooma pun-koo)

So Puma Punku is located in West Bolivia in an area where Inca tribes believe the world was created The site is basically a bunch of ruins dating back to 530AD It honestly looks like a stone maze youd find in minecraft or something honestly and im not even saying that insultingly Now within the ruins theres a courtyard, a terraced mound with a platform and even a walled eastern court Despite being built so long ago there are even pools and water conduits

Fancy Altogether the structure is an ancient temple complex of some sort but the whole thing has confused archaeologists for quite some time now The first mystery is the fact the stone used to build Puma Punku can be found 50 miles away from the site and some of these stones weigh 130 tons So how on earth did small communities gather enough labour to transport these gigantic stones? Transportation is one thing how did they cut the stones? The blocks are so intricately cut they interlock with no mortar needed like a 3D printer made the whole thing Itd be hard to achieve that NOW let alone back then People are actually very convinced that because its so well built that aliens mustve been behind it Which is just offensive to the Bolivian people living there Dont underestimate them

At number 8 we have The Longyou (laang-ah-you) Caves also known as the ninth wonder of the world Located in China the caves were carved by hand and found at the bottom of a group of supposedly bottomless ponds No one had any idea they were down there and they were only discovered in 1992 when a villager drained one of the ponds to find the water depth wasnt bottomless and to find a cave After that discovery surrounding ponds were also drained and even more caves were found 27 grottos were found and many of them contained bridges, rooms and even pools

The biggest one was 21,500 square ft and super tall, people thought it was kind of like a great hall most of the caves were close together separated by a wall sometimes and the walls had animal carvings in them My question is how were they even made? Like how did they even get down there under the ponds to build these? There are no records anywhere about their construction or who lived there, no tools, no gaps they couldve even gone through to make them No one knows anything about it Filling our number 7 slot is The Yonaguni (yo-nah-gunee) Monument

Located off the coast of Yonaguni Japan the monument is an underwater formation The monument itself is a collection of sandstone carvings and columns, they managed to get a road down there too and theres a massive stepped pyramid there that kind of looks like the Mayan pyramids Who wore it better? No thats not the most important question at hand, the most important question right now is is it manmade or is it not? Thats the mystery thats perplexed archaeologists for decades Geologists that have ventured down there think the formation is natural based on the layering of the rocks yet others believe the flat parallel faces, the right angles, the sharp edges all point to it being manmade Theres even a trench there as well as two megaliths that looked like they were placed there

A theory that combines both of them together comes from pseudoarchaeologist Graham Hancock who says the features of the formation can be seen around the world yet the fact so many of them are in a small area is unlikely And on top of that mystery is the fact that if they are manmade, no one knows which era or civilisation built them Now at number 6 is Gobekli Tepe (go-beklee teh-pay) Translating to Potbelly Hill, Gobekli Tepe is located in Anatolia Turkey and at 11,000 years old it is the oldest temple structure in the world The structure is actually a manmade hill standing at 15m tall, and it was built in 2 separate phases

Most of it consists of rectangular blocks, a lot of them have carvings on them as well so its clear effort went into it But by the Neolithic era the building was abandoned completely It was first excavated by German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt in 1996 who believed the structure was a cathedral of some sort People used to travel nearly 150km to come to it so it couldve been a place of pilgrimage The remains of cooked animal waste was also found implying food was made for large numbers of people

But the strangest thing was that Schmidt was convinced the area was the central location for a cult of the dead despite no graves having being found Everyone thought he was lowkey crazy until 2017 when they found human skulls with deliberate incisions inside them Then people were like he may be onto something after all Either way only 5% of the whole structure has actually been uncovered so we still dont know for sure whether people were gathering to pray or people were gathering to drill holes into skulls Its really a 50 50 at this point

Coming in at number 5 is Teotihuacan (teh-aw-tee-wa-kaan) Now this Pre Aztec city is one of South Americas biggest enigmas Founded in the first century AD, the next 7 centuries saw the city growing to unimaginable heights It grew to over 8 square miles, and at one point was the largest city in the Western hemisphere The place itself was filled with pyramids, the third biggest one in the world is actually located there, it had palaces everything

There are various temples all throughout the city and everything was very geometrically precise and built in a way that South American cities had never seen before But then, terror struck Dun dun dun In 650AD the city was razed by fire and anyone who did survive simply disappeared Whoever came after dubbed it the Place Where the Gods Were Created because of how impressive it still was

Till this day archaeologists have no idea who the residents of Teotihuacan were or where they went At number 4 is Stonehenge Im not gonna bother going into the basic intro history lesson of Stonehenge because i feel like everyones heard of this structure Either way archaeologists have spent decades investigating it and have found that there was activity in the area around 4000BC long before the first stone was even laid By 2500BC the first stones were erected and in the upcoming 1400 years the circle was completed with the addition of welsh bluestones from mountains located 200 miles away

So i told you id skip the history lesson and then i gave you guys one anyway great Never trust a hoe Either way the mystery with Stonehenge is the fact that no one knows its purpose even, no one knows how the bluestones were cut and transported, the circle kind of implies maybe it was used as a stone age calculator back in the day But even if it was a calculator it still begs the question of why someone would go to all the effort of transporting stones 200 miles away to this place? For what? Filling our number 3 slot is Nan Madol Now Nan Madol is a city located in Micronesia and it was built during the 8th and 9th century AD

islanders started building 100 smaller islands which earned Nan Madol the name The Venice of the Pacific Researchers believe the city was for the ruling elite and local chiefs to live in so they could be monitored Accountability for our leaders i like it Either way even at its peak it only had about 1000 people living there Then by the 16th century when the first Europeans arrived, the whole place was deserted

Nan Madol raises the question of how on earth did a society that had no metal tools or anything build this city of huge basalt blocks If we do the maths the population wouldve been able to move 2000 tons of stone to the area a year meaning it should have taken them 400 years to build But it didnt On the other hand a myth surrounds the city claiming it was made by the magic of brothers Olisihpa and Olosohpa who apparently used a dragon in order to move the stones Now at number 2 is Derinkuyu (deRRin-kooyoo)

This one legit blew my mind so its definitely gonna blow yours too So Derinkuyu is a multi level underground city located in Cappadocia (cappa-dohsha) Turkey The city went 85m below ground, able to house 20,000 people and everything was dug by hand It was used the most after 780AD when Christians sought refuge there during the Arab-Byzantine wars (bih-zan-tine) The city pretty much had everything, a 55m ventiliation shaft, it could house animals too, there were grocery stores, workshops, a school and even a church on the lowest level

It was in use till the Christian popoulation was relocated to Greece But the real mystery about it is the fact that excavation for the city actually begun as early as the 8th century BC so it begs the question why were they building an underground city all the way back then? If they started constructing it for the Christians prewar that would clear everything up but they didnt Sowhats the tea? And finally at number 1 is Khorsabad This could be the plot of the next period movie i swear down Either way in 721BC Assyria (asiria) got a new king, Sargon II as a new king he wanted to make his mark and be remembered so he decided to construct his own new capital city next to the city of Nineveh (nin-uh-veh) in present day Iraq the city he built was called The Fortress of Sargon or Khorsabad

Now Khorsabad was LUXURY upon LUXURY it blew any structure in the area right outta the park There was no competition It was constructed based on the numerological value of Sargons name Inside Khorsabad, there were houses, a 4 story ziggurat, temples but the real gem was the palace The royal apartments alone covered 300m square alone

Mate needs to call an uber just to go to his bathroom Either way he was a great ruler and finally in 706BC he moved into Khorsabad only to die in battle the following year Despite all the effort he spent on the place his successor and son decided to establish his capital at Nineveh and that was that Assyrians thought it was a bad omen for their ruler to die in bttle so they sort of regarded everything to do with him as cursed, hence no one ever occupied Khorsabad again And thats all for todays video guys! Its so strange to think about the fact there are civilisations that have vanished that we literally have no idea about

Where did you come from where did you go where did they come from not cotton eye joe Anyway lemme know your guys’ thoughts in the comments below and as always im your host Ayman Hasan and ill see you next time! Byee

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