Scientists from around the world in the fields of archaeology, architecture, engineering, and geology have absolutely no idea how they were built, by whom, and why.
First discovered in 1992 by a local villager, 36 grottoes have now been discovered covering a massive 30,000 square metres.
The jars appear to have been manufactured with a degree of knowledge of what materials and techniques were suitable.
One of the best things about archaeology is uncovering places, artifacts, and human remains that answer long-held mysteries about our past and our origins.
But frequently discoveries are made that do not solve ancient puzzles, but simply raise more questions to be answered.
century manuscript now known as the Voynich manuscript.
Since its appearance, this document—which is now under lock and key at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript library at Yale—has been studied extensively and has stumped even the most successful cryptographers and code breakers. The answer is simple: the book is almost entirely illegible.
Although not known for certain, it is believed that the hypogeum was originally used as a sanctuary, possibly for an oracle.
It is for this reason that a unique chamber carved out of solid limestone and demonstrating incredible acoustic properties has been called ‘the Oracle Chamber’.The author is also unidentified, as is the obscure language used throughout the text.Even many of the illustrations remain enigmatic, as many of the plants portrayed in the book—which are often crudely drawn—are unidentifiable, and the numerous pictures of nude women are involved in inexplicable acts.The fact that the skulls’ features are not the result of cranial deformation means that the cause of the elongation is a mystery, and has been for decades.The Ica Stones and their Strange Engravings It is a rare object that stimulates the curiosity of archaeologists, ancient astronaut theorists, and creationists all at the same time, but the Ica stones have done just that.The subterranean structure is shrouded in mystery, from the discovery of elongated skulls to stories of paranormal phenomena.