8 Ancient Sites That Prove What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Do you like history? We are talking about the amazing world that mankind has created through the passing of established resentment, not events that teachers force us to memorise in school. Every new day, thousands of archaeologists are clearing the stone grounds of the world to solve the mysteries of the past. As they cleanse, we learn the surreal truths that the earth hides from us. When did we decide not to migrate? When did we use stars like a compass? When did we farm, build a ship, start painting? Who was the first landlord that ask for a rent? 🙂 Joking aside, history is fascinating with its events and structures. Great buildings that are not affected either by nature nor by the destruction of humanity lead us to those years we know nothing (or did we?)

Join us on a journey as we uncover the hidden gems of some of the worlds oldest yet majestic sites.

1- Stonehenge

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When: 8500 BC

Where: Wiltshire, England

If it was in a fairy tale, a giant baby would probably own them as her lego toys. Stonehenge, which means ‘hanging stone’, is one of the masterpieces in England. Some archaeologists claim that it was a healing centre, while others thinks it’s a graveyard. According to some others, it is a temple where religious rituals were performed. 10,000 years ago, these stones were carried kilometres away and brought here by someone. It has begun to be used as a grave since 5000 years ago. They continue to build it in five different time periods, and we all know these giant toys thanks to them.

2- Great Pyramid of Giza

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When: 2560 BC

Where: Egypt

The pyramids of Giza are the most favourite historical structures of people who ‘want to believe’ in aliens. The Belgian scientist proved that the most famous three of the pyramids were built according to the sequence of the Orion constellation. If the reason for the construction of these pyramids is not the aliens, then this is what we call ‘ego through the roof’, dear readers. Let us explain why: a city was first built to build these giant graves, then thousands of labour-slaves worked for exactly 20 years. Even though there are theories, no one can answer how 3 meters of stones are built over 145 meters. Humankid doesn’t understand, but like it.

3- Moai

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When: 500 AC

Where: Easter Island, Chile

Why are these sculptures on a tiny island that we have hardly find on the World map? Again, of course, there are some theories about it. Almost ten thousand giant sculpture are scattered all over the island. The biggest one is 10 meters long and 82 tons. These giant-head-sculptors sits on stones named Ahu, all but 7 of them are turned their face against the ocean. It is estimated that the island is completely covered with forest, which makes it more difficult for archeologists to understand how the sculptures were taken from one place to another. Good job guys!

4- The Roman Forum

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When: 8th century BC

Where: Rome, Italy

We can explain the Roman Forum as a giant site complex in today’s world. Instead of a swimming pool, gym, sauna, there was a commercial centre, places of worship, courts, graves of important names in this site. This forum is important because it is at the centre of Rome and the massive structures have been successfully built in a place that once was mud and clay. This Forum is so big that the excavations lasted 100 years. In 410 the city was damaged by the fall of the city, but before, it’s size was 170-250 meters. These giant ruins attract a total of 4 and a half million tourists a year, and we think it might be more explanatory if we say it’s equal as twice as Nairobi’s population.

5- Carnac Stones

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When: 3300 BC

Where: Brittany, France

What should we understand if 3000 stones are lined up alongside a city? Archeologists still trying to figure this out. These stones reinforce our curiosity in the city of Brittany in France, which according to a myth were Pagan soldiers before the king turns them into stones.

For centuries these stones were used as sheep/chicken shelters, or even ovens. Some were dismounted from where they were to open the road. It was even used as building material for homes. These stones are now protected and waiting for your visit.

6- The Olmec Colossal Heads

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When: 900 BC

Where: Mexico

Olmec is a Central American Civilization with findings of its existence in the second half of the 19th century. Olmecs allegedly lived before Mayans and are depicted as sources of mathematics and astronomy information used by them in the past. The reason for these stone sculptures is still unknown. It is being investigated whether these head sculptures of black people are from Africa, but no finding supporting this thesis has yet been found. Up to now, there have been 17 Head sculptures and the tallest one is two times bigger than an average person.

An interesting theory about these heads is that they were the team of a game played in the past due to the presence of a helmet and were sacrificed after a match they lost. Today’s footballers are very lucky.

7- Machu Picchu

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When? 1450 AC

Where: Peru

Machu Picchu is accepted as the 7th wonder of the world… The city was not recognized by the Spanish invaders that’s why it is so well preserved until today. This superb structure of 150 inter-connected houses has a giant staircase system. Machu Picchu is a magical place, one of the most important reasons to travel there is it’s unharmed structure that neither destroy by the history nor natural phenomena or the human race.

8- Petra

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When: 400 BC

Where: Jordan

The Petra Ancient City, which was considered the sister city of Machu Picchu, was re-discovered at the beginning of the 1800’s and accepted to the World Cultural Heritage list. This giant city is spreading over a 100-kilometre area. This old and tired city was the capital of Nabataeans but became unpopular after all the earthquakes and economic troubles in the history. Because of the colour of the rocks that are carved, this city is also called Rose City. You can also visit the streets of this world heritage, which you can reach by going over a canyon of approximately 1 kilometre, by Google Maps app in detail. Technology, we love you.

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