The world is full of amazing places! But how much do we really know about these monuments and ruins that travelers flock to year after year?
There are historical monuments that have done nothing but puzzle archeologists since they’ve been discovered. While they’re wondrous, it’s hard to pinpoint their origins and historical purposes. Nevertheless, hundreds of thousands of people travel to see these historically mysterious monuments each year.
We’ve pulled together ten of the most gloriously puzzling monuments for your inner-wanderlust to enjoy.
Newgrange of Ireland
Newgrange is an incredible Stone Age monument in Boyne Valley, County Meath. It’s believed to have been constructed about 5,200 years ago making it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. While there’s been debate as to what the purpose of this monument was, it’s clear that the construction of it was incredible. Was the structure used for farming purposes, spiritual purpose, or both? We will never know, but it’s still quite a site.