These mysteries are breaking the rules
As a general rule, the longer a mystery goes unsolved, the less likely it’ll ever be cracked. However, all of these mysteries holding the promise of resolution in the near future date back years, if not centuries – some even date back to the beginning of time.
How and why was Stonehenge built?
Located on a flat plain north of Salisbury, England, Stonehenge is a circular formation of stones dating back at least five thousand years. The stones are so massive no one has ever been able to come up with how they got there in the first place, let alone understand what purpose they may have served. But scientists are now closing in on answers to both questions. In 2018, archaeologists uncovered evidence indicating at least two of the stones had been in place long before humans dwelled on Earth and that their orientation to the sun’s rising and setting may have inspired the building of a monument.
Who built Stonehenge?
After the question of how the rocks got to Stonehenge is answered, the next mystery to focus on is who actually built it. Competing theories include those that connect the monument to Merlin the wizard from Arthurian legend to invading Danes or Romans, according to National Geographic. However, in the past year, new DNA research indicates Stonehenge was built by the descendants of a people who’d migrated to the area about 6,000 years ago from present-day Turkey.