Mystery is just another term for Egyptian civilisation. Whenever we click Egyptian civilisation in our head, a lot of questions seem to pop in our heads instantly. Here are some of the mysteries of Egyptian civilisation waiting to be solved –
1. How were the pyramids built? – Pyramids are the very first structures we see in our heads when it comes to Egypt, though ancient pyramids are found all around the globe. The mystery here is how these gigantic structures were built in the first place. Buildings so big, heavy and precisely built. Some theories suggest these were built by Israeli slaves while some suggest these were built by highly skilled, well paid Egyptian labourers. Planks, levers, ramps, wet sand were tools to lift and place the heavy stones used. Some theories even suggest involvement of an extra terrestrial force for such precision and heavy movement. Although this is still a mystery because not much evidence is being found on how the pyramids were being built.
2. Why were the pyramids built? – When it comes to why, burial of mummies is not the only reason these pyramids were built. Most of the pyramids and tombs opened, never even had mummies, and though had burial chambers. It is believed that pyramids also served the purpose of huge warehouses to store live stock, food and fodder. Strange things like remainings of a boat have also been found from the great pyramids of Giza, leaving archaeologists baffled.
3. Death of King Tut – King Tutankhamen is well known for the curse that caused the lives of Howard Carter’s team that first opened his tomb. Though cause of death of this young pharaoh is still unknown. He died early at age of 19. Recent MRIs of King Tut’s mummy showed a broken leg which seemed to have caught a deadly fungal infection. Though this is still under research.
4. The mysterious Akhenaten – Akhenaten (father to King Tutankhamen) was one of the most powerful and famous pharaohs of ancient Egypt. His body and tomb were never located. His appearance and personality though were pretty mysterious. He is portrayed with an elongated skull and large hips without any gentile in early statues. His androgynous appearance depicts a rare genetic mutation today, and is being considered to be a woman in disguise. He influenced people in following single God, Aten(Sun).
5. Disappearance of the daughter of Gods – Nefrititi, the great royal wife to the Pharaoh Akhenaten(1353-1336 BC) and step mother to Pharaoh Tutankhamen, was a mysterious figure in ancient Egypt. Her origin is unknown and was known for her beauty. She came to be known as the ruler of the Nile and daughter of Gods as she acquired power and influence as that of her husband. However her name suddenly vanished from historical records. This still leaves Egyptologists perplexed as to what happened to her.
6. The sunken city of Heracleion – Ancient historian, Herodotus described this city to be of immense wealth and extraordinary culture. This classical era port was swallowed by sand and sea about 1200 years ago and has recently been discovered 2.5km from Alexandria, 30 feet under water.
7. The unfinished tower – In the city of Aswan lays a massive piece of stone which was intended to be erected as an obelisk. If finished this would have measured 42 meters tall and would have weighed 1200 tons. It seems to be directly carved out of the bed rock and still remains intact with it. Making archaeologist question on why was this project suddenly abandoned.
8. Napoleon’s Experience – Napoleon was one of the keen explorers who explored Egyptian pyramids though the legend is he had an unnatural experience when he was left alone in the King’s chamber in the Great Pyramid. He never talked about it all his life. When asked upon on his death bed by a friend he shook his head and said, “No, what’s the use. You’d never believe me” and took the secret to his grave.

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