10 Historical Mysteries

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Misc

From forgotten languages to lost civilizations, these mysteries remain unsolved.
There are 18 comments:
Male 108
"It`s not a mystery. It was a comet that exploded before impact."

That`s just what Edison wants everyone to believe
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Male 458
" Nothing on the Tunguska event? I still say it was Tesla who did that one lol. "

It`s not a mystery. It was a comet that exploded before impact.
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Male 441
What about the mystery of how Keith Richards is still breathing?
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Male 2,528
Most of these aren`t great mysteries at all. Really? Kaspar Hauser? He was just a pathological liar!!! OK, so no one knows exactly where he was born, but consdering this took place 200 years ago, that`s not too unbelievable.
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Male 108
Nothing on the Tunguska event? I still say it was Tesla who did that one lol.
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Female 592
Listverse has these and more!
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Male 40,254

I`d have thought the popularity of Amy Winehouse would have been in the top 10.
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Male 13,630
Bit vague in the detail, dont see how Anne Frank lists up in there
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Male 12,365
A child locked up in the 1820s is one of the 10 greatest mysteries of all time? No, it isn`t.

But, well, it`s better than TruTV.
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Male 12,365
There aren`t even any attributions or detail. For example, those missing Australian troops in 1917. What unit? What woods did they go missing in? Were they even there?

The Ninth legion, which may or may not have been lost. OK, it`s a mystery of sorts, but even in Britain we don`t have many records from 1900 years ago. Maybe they were killed by Britons, who were noted for being warlike. Britain romanised, but not all of it, not so much in the north (or southwest, surprisingly) and not for some time. There was a lot of fighting in the north in the early 2nd century. Or maybe they were transferred to some of the other fighting on the borders of the empire. Or maybe they revolted against the empire, perhaps after the murder of Domitian when there was a possibility of a military coup installing a new emperor (again). Or maybe they were dishonoured in some way and therefore disappeared from the records.
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Male 12,365
Well, it`s not as bad as TruTV.

But really...Robin Hood? Of course his identity is unknown - he`s a character from folklore! Sure, there were many outlaws in England in those days. Some of them were outlawed at least partly for political reasons (it was an unstable time). Some of them did give money to the poor - it was a good way to gain local support and not have people report you to the authorities. But Robin Hood is a folklore hero.

The Antikythera mechanism is impressive, but we`re talking about ancient Greece and not a mesolithic hunter-gatherer tribe. They had excellent knowledge of maths and astronomy and fine metalworking skills. They also had automated vending machines, steam engines, etc. It`s normal to think of all knowledge and technology as recent, but it isn`t. A Greek mathematician/astronomer and a Greek master smith could have made it. It`s not a mystery.
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Male 697
Number 10 has Daily Fail as a source
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Male 2,586
The Antikythera mechanism appears to have been solved, but otherwise, good list :)
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Male 85
I stopped watching at Robin Hood. This list is a sham.

Voynich manuscript - fine, that`s a mystery
Dytlov pass has been explained long ago, and the part about the radioactivity is made up
The hieroglyphs - again, fine, they`re a mystery, but the language was understood not that long ago
Celtic wood - paranormal activity? seriously?

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Male 292
cool post Kat.
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Female 6,381
Interesting, but "who betrayed the Franks?" as number 1 historical mystery? Seriously?
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Male 5,314
A lot of those where dumb.
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Female 8,043
Link: 10 Historical Mysteries [Rate Link] - From forgotten languages to lost civilizations, these mysteries remain unsolved.
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