Mysterious Monuments Around The World

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It's your time to shine mystery junkies and conspiracy theorists because we have the list for you. These elusive destinations across the planet feature ancient structures, computer-like design, submerged formations, and even talk of extraterrestrial beings. With experts from around the world bickering and theorizing about the origin and purpose of these intricate monuments, we need to take matters into our own hands and uncover the ancient secrets of humankind- and potentially even more than that.

Nazca Lines, San Juan Teotihuacán, Yonaguni Monument, Machu Picchu, The Great Pyramid of Giza, Easter Island, Stonehenge

  • Nazca Lines in Ica, Peru

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      These *massive* inscriptions encompass over five miles of etchings into the Peruvian desert. There are about 300 various recognizable figures, including both animals and plants, visible from the sky and nearby hilltops. The purpose of these manmade (speculative) designs remains undetermined, but some have theorized that it has to do with locations of rituals for crops and water. Try theorizing for yourself at this incredible- and mysterious destination.

  • San Juan Teotihuacán in San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico

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      On-trend with the theme of this list, Teotihuacan's origins are yet to be uncovered. This sprawling archaeological site in Mexico was one of the largest ancient cities of the world, housing over 150,000 inhabitants that vanished without a trace. Along with the astrologically aware design that features two pyramids reflecting planetary orbits, hundreds of unexplained metallic orbs buried beneath the city's surface, and an uncanny layout that resembles that of a computer circuit board- the mysteries are endless.

  • Yonaguni Monument, Japan

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      A subject of debate for historians, geologists, and the paranormal community alike, the Yonaguni Monument is a mysterious formation located off the coast of Japan's southern islands, submerged deep beneath the sea. Professionals cannot agree if this structure is man-made or a natural formation. Not only that, it has ties to extraterrestrial sightings and talks of buried ancient civilizations.

  • Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru

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      Macchu Picchu is a 15th-century citadel that remains shrouded in mystery- from its exact purpose to how such an elaborate structure could have been built using ancient technologies. The sophisticated and elusive destination features panoramic views and buildings which incorporate astronomical alignments. With so many questions unanswered for the abandoned structure, Macchu Picchu is a bucket list item for any history junkies looking to uncover ancient secrets.

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

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      The three massive pyramid tombs of Giza are an internationally recognizable sight- and one of the only wonders of the world that remains standing. While we know about the ancient Egyptians shrouding past pharaohs with luxuries in these elaborate tombs (and about mummies-yikes!), so much remains unknown about the origins of these pyramids. Scientists are puzzled at just how, without modern technologies, such intricate structures of this size could have been constructed.

  • Easter Island in Valparaíso, Chile

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      Hundreds of years ago, a group of Polynesians rowed out to this remote island and formed large monolithic statues out of volcanic stone, known as Moai. Even with these answers to the origins of these towering sculptures, there is still so much that has not been uncovered. Why did they leave their native land to battle harsh oceans and relocate to this mysterious island? How were they able to move these massive stone structures- and why? Come see for yourself if you can solve the Easter Island mystery.

  • Stonehenge, England

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      A true wonder of the world that has been puzzling historians and scientists for centuries, Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone circle monument in the quaint English countryside. With so many questions unanswered, visit for yourself to speculate the mysterious meaning behind the oddly formed stones.