Ancient history is full of captivating mystery. One of the most intriguing is Petra, an ancient city that remarkably survived not just a destructive earthquake but also shows evidence of a catastrophic flood. The presence of unusual white sand in a predominantly red rock valley suggests that a massive flood may have played a significant role in the city’s history.
In central Ireland, the discovery of the Old Croghan Man, an individual with well-groomed appearance and a distinctive armlet, hints at high social status and possibly a religious role, such as a druid associated with sun and sky worship.
The Rollright Stones in Britain, with their unknown purpose, have attracted visitors for millennia, and some believe they possess an energizing quality. Causie, another British archaeological site, has yielded surprisingly preserved human flesh from the Bronze Age, the unique conditions in the cave may have unintentionally preserved bodies, but it’s also possible that people deliberately brought their dead to this site for mystical reasons.
Lastly, the Holy Grail, linked to the Last Supper, is a timeless enigma. Although not directly tied to the Last Supper, it likely held significance for the disciples. The Grail’s fate after around 30 AD remains shrouded in mystery and speculation.
Top image: Petra, Jordan, one of the most ancient surviving cities, has many mysteries. Source: kanuman / Adobe Stock.