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Historical mysteries
For all time of existence of our civilization we have accumulated a lot of strange and unexplained facts. Many of them are still shrouded in mystery. On the pages of this section historical riddles you are more familiar with most of them.

Book of the dead
Book of the Dead - this is not a book about death. This is a book about life, conquered death. Paradoxically, such a glamorous name, which has become almost as common as a symbol of ancient Egyptian pyramids, mummies and papyrus, does not correspond ... Read more

Noah's ark
In eastern Turkey, the Anatolian coast, near the border with Iran and Armenia stands covered with eternal snow mountain. Its height above sea level is only 5,165 meters, which does not allow it to be among the highest mountains of the world, but this... Read more

Terracotta Army
Legendary army, called Terracotta (under the name of the material from which made the statue), was accidentally discovered by Chinese farmers in March 1974 during the construction of the local irrigation system. The find immediately attracted the int... Read more

Puzzle of Guanche
Near the equator, 115 kilometers from the coast of North Africa, the Canary Islands are located. Until now, no one knows where three thousand years ago, there were the first inhabitants settlers, Guanche - high white-skinned, blue-eyed men with fiery... Read more

Curse of the pharaohs
"Curse of the Pharaohs" - a magic spell, supposedly protecting the tomb of the ancient Egyptian rulers from the invading robbers and curious. The term originated with a light hand British newsmen, noticed a strange pattern: many archaeologists who ha... Read more

The mysterious past of Egypt
The name Egypt came thanks to the Greeks, who are so called northern part (up to the first waterfall) Nile Valley and the nearby oasis of the Libyan desert. The Egyptians called their country the same Qemt, which means "black earth"; desert area they... Read more

Colossi of Memnon
On a large plain that stretches around Thebes between the Nile and the Valley of the Kings, you can see the remains of the monumental alley that led to the temple of Amenophis III. Temple, unfortunately, disappeared, and what remains, known as the... Read more

Lost continent of Atlantis
The debate on the legendary island of Atlantis, where Atlantis was located the city, do not stop for two millennia - since the great Plato talked about it in his dia-logs "Timaeus" and "Critias." Where only did not seek this mysterious country: in th... Read more


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