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10 unbelievable images of the 24 highly-polished, massive sarcophagi in the Serapeum of Saqqara

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Inside a tunnel system carved out of the solid limestone bedrock in the desert of Egypt, there are 24 granite boxes made of precision shaped Aswan granite. These massive ‘sarcophagi’ remain a profound mystery for scholars who are unsure as to what their true purpose was. The sarcophagi range in weight between 50 and 100 tons.

Said by some to have been the burial places of sacred bulls, their real function is far more intriguing.

Researchers like Brien Foerster theorize they are clear examples of Lost Ancient High Technology created before the time of the Dynastic Egyptians.

Whatever their true purpose was, the truth is that they are beyond magnificent.

In order to appreciate their incomparable beauty, we present you with 10 mind-bending images of the incredible highly polished, massive sarcophagi in the Serapeum of Saqqara.

The Serapeum of Saqqara is located to the northwest of the famous Pyramid of Djoser.

This necropolis found near Memphis; Egypt is believed to have been built sometime around 1300 BCE, by Ramesses II.

Just what kind of technology could have allowed its builders to cut, transport, stack and place blocks of stones weighing up to ONE HUNDRED TONS?

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Smooth as glass stone boxes,precisely cut weighing 100 tons,underground in the Serapeum, Saqqara

5 Ancient cities whose origin remains a profound mystery

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All around the globe, we can find numerous ancient sites that completely challenge mainstream scholars. From ancient monuments to cities in ruins, numerous archaeological sites have proven to be shrouded in mystery. In this article, I’ll take you on a journey around the globe, where we will explore five ancient cities whose origin and history has challenged mainstream scholars since their discovery.

Puma Punku: Ancient precision at its best

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Puma Punku is one of the most important places if you want to see what ancient man was capable of. These stone structures are among the biggest ever found.

Located to the Southwest of the Kalasasaya temple in the monumental complex of Tiahuanaco, Bolivia, are the ruins of Puma Punku. Built with giant blocks of stones quarried from a site located more than 80 kilometers from away, the city of Puma Punku is believed to have been erected around the century, although it is still a complete mystery as to who and how this ancient site was built.

Among the largest stone blocks found at Puma Punku we can find one with the following characteristics: 7.81 meters long, 5.17 meters wide, averages 1.07 meters thick, and is estimated to weigh about 131 metric tons. Incredible right? And this was done with ropes and ramps? OK, right. The second largest stone block found within the Puma Punku is 7.90 meters long, 2.50 meters wide, and averages 1.86 meters thick. Its weight has been estimated to be 85.21 metric tons

Mind-boggling right?

Let’s move on.

Derinkuyu: A true marvel of ancient engineering

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If we travel all around the globe towards the limits of Europe, we will arrive at Turkey where we find the magnificent ancient UNDERGROUND city of Derinkuyu.

Simply put, Derinkuyu is the largest underground city discovered to date.

Although estimated to have been built at the beginning of the 7th century, some archaeologists claim that it dates back to 1400 BC. This ancient underground city consists of around 18 and 20 levels located deep underground.

Scholars are still debating what the exact purpose of this ancient city was.

This underground city has a total area of around 7,000 square feet; the entire underground city has not been excavated. The fact that Derinkuyu has around twenty floors adds to the mystery of how ancient man was able to achieve such incredible construction.

Interestingly, the security system that was used in Derinkuyu is both very effective and relatively easy to manage. Each floor of Derinkuyu could have been closed off separately; huge circular stones were used to isolate the entrances, these “doors” could only be worked with on the inside.

Baalbek: The most massive stones on planet Earth

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Located in present-day Lebanon, this millenarian city is one of the most important archaeological sites of the near east.

It was one of the most important ancient Roman cities in the Near East and was previously occupied by the Greeks. Some archaeologists argue that it was consecrated by the Phoenicians to the worship of the god Baal. No one knows the origin of the city although numerous theories have been proposed.

According to conventional archaeologists, it was a Phoenician sanctuary dedicated to the god Baal; it was a Greek City called Heliopolis (City of the Sun) and since the time of Emperor Augustus, it was a Roman colony. The truth is, the exact age remains a mystery, but some researchers consider this ancient megalithic site as being at least 12.000 years old but could be over 20,000 years old.

Among the most intriguing of these megaliths is the Trilithon, and here is the cool part: three colossal blocks measuring 22 meters in length, 4.5 m high and 3.5 m wide. Their weight ranges between one and two thousand tons. These three huge megaliths tons on a row of six blocks of granite that measure each, 10 meters in length and 4 height and weighing over 300 tons.

Baalbek is an ancient city out of this world.

Teotihuacan: place where gods were born

 

From present day Lebanon, we take another trip back to the Americas and visit Central Mexico.

Located some forty kilometers from present day Mexico City, Teotihuacan is one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico.

Experts estimate that at its zenith sometime around the 1st millennium AD, the ancient city of Teotihuacan was the LARGEST city in pre-Columbian Americas with an estimated population of around 150,000 inhabitants. During that time, Teotihuacan was the LARGEST city in the world.

Like with many other ancient cities, scholars are unsure as to when the city was built. However, they estimate that it was established around 100 BC, with major monuments.

Many researchers argue that when viewed from the air, Teotihuacan‘s city layout strangely resembles a computer circuit board with two large processor chips— the Sun Pyramid and the Moon Pyramid. Researchers have also found numerous and remarkable similarities to the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

One of the most interesting things about Teotihuacan is the finding by archaeologists of the extensive use of mica embedded in numerous structures. This mineral is found 3,000 miles away in Brazil, and it is found in all buildings, housing complexes, temples and along the roads so basically this mineral is all over Teotihuacan. The Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan contained considerable amounts of mica in layers up to 30 cm.

The ancient city of Caral: Home to a pyramid-building civilization contemporary with the ancient Egyptian Pyramids

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From Mexico, we travel further south and stop in Peru.

There, we will find the ancient city of Caral, a place that many people are unaware exists, and a place that is easily one of the most important and fascinating ancient cities of the Americas.

Its not just an ancient city, but a civilization that has puzzled researchers for decades.

This ancient civilization –and their city— is of vast importance. In fact, archaeologists firmly believe that Caral is one of the first sophisticated civilizations in the Americas added to the list of only a few civilizations that developed without a written form of communication.

It covers a mighty 165 acres and it is one of the largest in Peru. The pyramids of Caral according to archaeologists are contemporary with Egyptian Pyramids (3200 BC). These complex constructions are proof of ingenuity of ancient man, being able to erect these incredible monuments, precisely constructed, shows the planning and organization levels of the builders of this incredible monument complex.


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Decades after its discovery, the Betz Sphere remains a scientific mystery

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The so-called ‘Alien sphere’ was discovered in 1974. After several tests, experts concluded that the object was a magnetic sphere sensitive to magnetic fields, numerous sound emissions, and mechanical stimulation. The sphere was able to withstand a pressure of 120,000 pounds per square inch, concluding that it was composed out of stainless steel, specifically magnetic ferrous alloy #431.

Have you heard about the Betz sphere? It is just one of the many objects that have been discovered on Earth completely defying explanation and reason.

Since time immemorial, people on Earth have stumbled across mysterious objects which according to many, are conclusive proof that extraterrestrial civilizations, time travelers or lost civilizations have existed on Earth.

Many times, history has proven that our ancestors were far more advanced than what we credit them for. However, on many different occasions, we have been left perplexed by the mystery and intrigue of these perplexing and often strange discoveries, most of which cannot be explained by modern science.

Among the many strange objects discovered on Earth is the so-called Betz Sphere. Found in 1974, a strange metallic sphere became the center of attention in the US.

The Betz sphere or Betz Orb, the object has never been fully explained by experts, even though countless theories have been proposed. Among many theories, there are some who suggest –hat given the peculiar characteristic behind the artifact—it may be an extraterrestrial object.

The sphere was discovered in 1974 when Terry Mathew Betz, –thus the Betz sphere— a medical student discovered the object after a great fire had destroyed a large area of a nearby forest near his home in Jacksonville.

The object, of approximately 20 cm in diameter, was in perfect condition and had a mysterious triangle depicted on its surface.

The Betz family concluded that it was probably the remains of a satellite or military equipment, however, there was no crater caused by the impact or any other sign of damage to the surroundings. Just a massive fire.

Then strange things started happening. According to reports from the family, the metallic sphere seems to react to certain musical notes. Weird right?

There’s more.

The Betz family reported strange behavior from the family dog. May believe that this behavior was attributed to a high-frequency wave originating from the object, outside the hearing range of humans.

As if all of that wasn’t strange enough, the family reported that if the orb was placed on the floor and pushed, it changed direction by its own, and returned to the starting point.

The Jacksonville Journal sent a photographer, Lou Egner. Mrs. Betz told him to put the sphere on the floor:

“It rolled a ways then stopped. So what? She said, ‘Just wait a minute.’ It turned by itself and rolled to the right about four feet. It stopped. Then it turned again and rolled to the left about eight feet, made a big arc and came right back to my feet.”

Furthermore, a strange sound could be heard coming from inside the sphere. All of these statements were corroborated by a reporter from the Tampa Bay Times.

However, the media wasn’t the only one interested in the sphere.

The United States Navy as well as NASA are said to have shown interest when the sphere was found, and even though the family refused to give the sphere to the Navy or NASA at the beginning, they ended up delivering the orb to the Navy due to the many unexplainable phenomena surrounding the sphere.

Chris Berninger, spokesman for the US Navy, after receiving the sphere said: “Our first X-ray attempts got us nowhere. We’re going to use a more powerful machine on it and also run spectrograph tests to determine what metal it’s made of… There’s certainly something odd about it.”

The more tests that were performed, the more perplexed were people left.

Further tests revealed that the ‘space balls’ shell was around one-half inch thick and that the sphere was able to withstand a pressure of 120,000 pounds per square inch, concluding that it was composed out of stainless steel, specifically magnetic ferrous alloy #431.

Stainless 431 is a machinable and workable steel with added nickel that toughens it while eliminating unwelcome delta ferrite.

Interestingly, this alloy displays improved corrosion resistance and toughness as a quench-hardenable stainless steel. Its corrosion resistance makes it ideal for marine and aircraft applications. This alloy is used for aircraft fasteners and fittings and should be considered for structural parts in marine atmospheres.

Dr. James Albert Harder — a professor emeritus of civil and hydraulic engineering at the University of California at Berkeley showed interest in the mystery sphere.

“He [Dr. Harder] asserted, based on his X-ray studies, that the two internal spheres are made of elements far heavier than anything known to science. While the heaviest element yet produced in any atomic reactor here on Earth has an atomic number of 105, and the heaviest element occurring naturally on Earth is uranium, with an atomic number of 92, Harder claims to have determined that the Betz sphere has atomic numbers higher than 140. If one were to drill into the sphere, he asserted, ‘perhaps the masses would go critical’ and explode like an atomic bomb.”

IN addition to numerous tests, the so-called “ball from space” was also examined by Dr. Carl Williston of Omega Minus One, an institution located in the state of Louisiana at the time.

In his six hours of testing, Dr. Williston found that the sphere contained three magnetic poles and a possible fourth.

Dr. Carl Williston stated that the aspect of the magnetic field was a mind bender, the flux density of the field appeared to vary in strength based on an unknown pattern.

Simply stated, the power of the magnetic portion varied up and down. Back in 1974, this phenomenon was not part of our known physics. The same applied to the multiple poles.

X-Ray tests revealed more mysteries. It’s as if the Betz sphere was a Russian Matryoshka doll, only from outer space. One mystery was hidden in another, and another mystery hidden in yet another one.

X-Ray revealed 3 similar spheroid shapes within the ball. Curiously, these 3 shapes had a “halo” surrounding them, as though they were surrounded by a material with a different density. The metal was similar to stainless steel but had some unknown content making it slightly different.

Left perplexed by its composition and characteristics, experts concluded that this unusual ‘ball’ was a magnetic sphere sensitive to magnetic fields, numerous sound emissions, and mechanical stimulation. It was both passive and active. If it was an extraterrestrial probe, it might possibly be in a damaged state.

10 fascinating facts about the Antikythera Mechanism: A ‘computer’ created over 2000 years ago

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The Antikythera mechanism is considered the FIRST analog computer in history. Researchers have still no idea who built it, what it was exactly used for, when it was built and where. 

Discovered in 1900 among the remains of a shipwreck, and regarded as the first computer made by humans, the Antikythera mechanism remained a mystery for almost a century, until in 2006 British and American scientists began to figure out how the artifact, composed of about thirty gears worked. It is believed to have been created by the ancient Greeks sometime between 200 and the 100 BC. All known fragments of the Antikythera mechanism are kept at the National Archaeological Museum, in Athens.

Researchers are still studying the mechanism and believe there may still be several hidden functions in the mechanism itself.

In this article, we bring you 10 bewildering facts about the first computer created by man, thousands of years ago.

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The mechanism was found by sponge fishermen near the Antikythera (or Anticythera) island among the remains of a shipwreck. Although the object is of Greek origin, it is believed to have been part of a treasure destined for Julius Caesar. The shipwreck occurred in the 1st century BC.

Fortune was not kind with the divers who discovered the artifact: one died, and two were paralyzed, victims of the so-called “raptures of the deep” (nitrogen poisoning) and decompression, little or totally unknown at the beginning of the twentieth century. The remains of the ship  carrying the artifact were located at a depth of 47 meters.

Before the invention of digital computers, there were analog computers, ranging from calculation rules to devices to calculate the movement of tides. The Antikythera mechanism would be the first analog computer in history.

The origin of the Antikythera Mechanism is not known with certainty, although some experts believe it may have been created in one of the colonies of Corinth: Pergamon , where the second most important library of the antiquity was located, after the library of Alexandria. Rhodes, because it is believed that the ship came from that port, and where an important center of astronomy and mechanics was located; and Syracuse, where the school of Archimedes was located.

According to scholars, at least three important Romans are linked to this artifact. According to Professor Xenophon Moussas of the University of Athens, who stated in 2006 that the ship could have been carrying a booty of the sacking of Athens by General Sila, in 87 BC. Supposedly, the mechanism was destined for the triumphal parade of Julius Caesar. It has also been noted that around the same time, Marco Tulio Cicero spoke of a “sphere of Archimedes,” a planetary device that predicted the position of the planets, the sun, and the moon.

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Curious composition. The Antikythera mechanism consists of 30 bronze gears of different size placed ingeniously inside a wooden stand, it is believed that their function was to predict positions of stars and planets, eclipses, and the exact dates of Greek festivities and games, such as The Olympics, the Pythian games, the Rhodes Games and the Isthmian games, among others.

The Antikythera Mechanism was so advanced that it was not outmatched by another mechanical device until 1500 years later, during the fourteenth century, when the first astronomical gears were built.

Experts believe that the device was extremely precise, and was able to predict the position of planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn to the point of only having one degree of error in 500 years.

While the exact origin of the device is a mystery, experts believe that there is increasing evidence that points to Rhodes, as the place of origin of the Antikythera Mechanism. The ship that carried the mechanism came from that island, which was also an important port; and the analysis of the inscriptions allowed some researchers to determine coordinates that coincide with the position of this island.

Further evidence that supports this idea is that by the time of the elaboration of the mechanism, Hipparchus –considered the father of trigonometry— was on Rhodes. There are also those who believe that Hipparchus could be the creator of the artifact. Scholars believe that the system used to predict the motions of the moon was based on the theory of Hipparchus.

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Eery coincidence? The constant of speed of light equals the coordinates of the Great Pyramid of Giza

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Is it just an eerie coincidence that the speed of Light equals the coordinates of the Great Pyramid of Giza? The speed of light in a vacuum is 299, 792, 458 meters per second, and the geographic coordinate for the Great Pyramid of Giza is 29.9792458°N. Some say this is just one of the many numerical ‘coincidences’ embedded within the Great Pyramid.

For many people, the Pyramids located at the Giza plateau –specifically the Great Pyramid of Giza— are shrouded in mystery. Not only because of their immense size but due to the fact until today, we still have no idea what the exact purpose of the pyramid was.

The truth is that the Great Pyramid of Giza encodes a massive number of numerical ‘coincidences.’

Among the most fascinating, we find that the relationship between Pi (p) and Phi (F) is expressed in the fundamental proportions of the Great Pyramid.

Furthermore, Twice the perimeter of the bottom of the granite coffer times 10^8 is the sun’s mean radius. [270.45378502 Pyramid Inches* 10^8 = 427,316 miles].

The weight of the pyramid is estimated at 5,955,000 tons. Multiplied by 10^8 gives a reasonable estimate of the earth’s mass.

As noted by World Mysteries, the design of the Great Pyramid is based on the ratio 11:7, This ratio (equal 1.571) is an approximation of the “squaring the circle” principle.

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The speed of light in a vacuum is 299, 792, 458 meters per second, and the geographic coordinate for the Great Pyramid of Giza is 29.9792458°N

But let’s take a look at what is perhaps the greatest coincidence of them all:

The Speed of Light and the coordinates of the Great Pyramid of Giza are the same.

The speed of light in a vacuum is 299, 792, 458 meters per second, and the geographic coordinate for the Great Pyramid of Giza is 29.9792458°N.

Furthermore, another mind-bending coincidence related to the speed of light is found inside the Great Pyramid, discovered by John Charles Webb Jr.

Precise latitude of the center of the Grand Gallery (inside GP) is 29° 58′ 45.28″ N = 29.9792458° N.

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The speed of light in vacuum, usually denoted by c, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics (299,792,458 meters /s).

While this is a fascinating connection, it is noteworthy to mention that the meter is a modern unit and the ancient Egyptians are not known to have used seconds or for that matter decimal counting. The ancient Egyptians used cubits as a measurement system.

What do you think? Is this another coincidence? Or is it possible that somehow, the ancient Egyptians knew about the concept of speed of light or a vacuum?

The truth is that a profound mystery has surrounded these magnificent structures for centuries with theories varying from the scientific to the bizarre.

For those of you who remain skeptical about the discovery, take a look at an article at metabunk.org, which suggests that The Speed of Light and the coordinates of the Great Pyramid of Giza are nothing more than a coincidence.

5 Mind-boggling mysteries about the Universe that science cannot explain

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Why is it that the universe is expanding faster and faster? Are there other universes out there? What if black holes are in fact doorways to other worlds? Why is the universe filled with invisible matter? And why is gravity –one of the weaker fundamental forces— the only force that has no opposite reaction?

Despite the great advances in technology and different sciences, the Universe is still too vast and full of mysteries for the human race to comprehend. While we have learned so much about our place in the universe over the last few decades, the truth is that we are only coming to realize that the more we explore, the less we know.

Here we bring you some of the most amazing mysteries and theories that science is unable to comprehend.

The universe expands faster and faster

The Big Bang theory is still the predominant one to explain the origin of the universe. According to this hypothesis, after the explosion, the universe expanded and became less dense and more stable, but the expansion continues.

What is striking is that the speed at which it seems to be accelerating, and if this continues, scientists speculate different consequences await. One of these theories, known as the ‘Great Rebound,’ suggests that a new explosion could happen and the process is repeated cyclically.

Are there other Universes?

Very frequent in science fiction the existence of other universes is mentioned. In fact in recent years, scientists are being to accept  the idea that other universe may exist, and that we are part of a supermassive network of countless universes existing in ‘space.’

This idea however, is a mystery that –with today’s technology— is extremely hard to verify.

Could black holes be portals to other universes?

Black holes are one of the largest mysteries of the universe: these cosmic objects concentrate the largest amount of matter in less space than any other element in the universe. And given their strong gravity, nothing can escape their limits. Apparently.

Welcome to the DARK SIDE. Dark energy fills the cosmos.

Another great mystery that surprises scientists is dark energy, a cosmic force that opposes gravity. The visible universe of stars, planets and gasses represent 4.9% of the cosmos, 26.8% corresponds to dark matter and the remaining 68.3% is dark energy.

The actual force of gravity

Contrary to what we might assume, gravity is in fact much weaker than other fundamental forces, such as electromagnetic or nuclear force. However, its power lies in that it functions on a large scale in the universe, modeling it, and that it is the only force that has no opposite reaction: it only attracts. Weird huh?

What do you think? Do you agree that the more we explore, the less we know? The universe is filled with mysteries, and in order to fully understand it, we must remove the invisible boundaries that fill our minds.


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