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7 STRANGEST Historical Mysteries
From giant unexplained explosions to monuments 10,000-20,000 years old to the idea that Christopher Columbus may never have even existed, these are the 7 Strangest Historical Mysteries.
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A few millennia ago ancient Europeans were getting along just fine inventing the baguette and hunting unicorns to extinction, but sometime around 2500 BC a mysterious and unknown event occurred, one which was to change the genetic makeup of European people forever.
The development of human civilization from hunter-gatherers to a more permanent existence in towns and cities is believed to have begun around 8000 BC, and the typical process went something like this – find a nice patch of land, build a few homes, raise some animals and crops, and then construct a temple or monument to the almighty God to thank him for providing you with such a delightful place to live.
The Indus Valley people were a bronze-age civilisation whose population of five million people straddled the areas of modern day Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. They were a prosperous and self-sustaining society whose advanced cities even had their own sophisticated water and sewage draining systems, which is something Flint Michigan doesn’t even have today. But having first settled the area in 3000 BC, by 1700 BC the entire population of the Indus Valley had been wiped out.
In July 1901 a 2000 year old Greek cargo ship was discovered at the bottom of the ocean just off the coast of the Greek Island Antikythera, and within its ruins was this, the Antikythera Mechanism. The Antikythera Mechanism was basically an ancient analogue computer made of bronze clockwork gears which the Greeks used to predict the positions of moons, stars and planets…and maybe also to look up some ancient Greek pornos when everyone had gone to bed.
On the morning of June 30th 1908 a huge fireball was seen barrelling towards the Earth, causing an explosion in Eastern Siberia which obliterated more than 2000 square kilometres of forest and wildlife - yet nobody knows exactly what caused this devastating incident.