For the past thousand years, people have lived, lost, created, built, and, inevitably, produced amazing historical sites. Now, clearly these sites don’t become historical until they’ve had years of experience and story to share with the world. While some of these places have enchanting features, others have a little bit of mystery, making them more strange. But that’s okay! Because weird history is in! We are living in a time where we are told to celebrate our differences. We should celebrate what makes us different and, well, weird. So, why wouldn’t we celebrate weird history and strange locations?
Despite the weirdness that surrounds some of these places, you can still enjoy their picturesque views. So, what are the strangest historical destinations you can visit?
1.Stonehenge (United Kingdom)
Stonehenge is likely the most famously strange place to visit. It’s made of stone megaliths located in the countryside. It is believed that this circle of stones was made thousands of years ago, specifically during 2500 BC. Despite its one-of-a-kind engineering features, its purpose remains a mystery. Some archeologists believe that it was built for religious purposes. Others think that it was used to understand the movement of the moon and the sun. For some, they believe that it was a landing site of an unidentified flying object (UFO). Either way, this ancient ruin is one of the most popular historical sites in the world because of its unique and striking appearance. The air of mystery surrounding it only adds to its charm.
2.The Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most beautiful and strangest historical destinations you can visit. It consists of three huge pyramids built between 2589 BC and 2504 BC.
These pyramids were built by Egyptian pharaohs because they believed that they might turn into gods after death. As such, they filled these complex tombs with various things, including jewelry, sculptures of their servants, and different pieces of furniture. The strange thing about this historical site is its construction. Remember, The Great Pyramid of Khufu, one of the three pyramids, was considered the tallest building in the world until the Lincoln Cathedral (England) was built. Today, a lot of people are still curious about how the ancient builders constructed this huge pyramid.
3.Easter Island (Chile)
Easter Island was named by Dutch explorers who discovered the landmass on Easter Sunday. On this island, there are about 1,000 mammoth statues. According to some experts, these statues were created by the Indigenous Polynesian people to represent their ancestors.
The strange thing about this historical site is the giant carvings. Remember, the torsos of these huge statues are buried, while their human-like faces are above the ground. Because of this feature, a lot of people wonder how these statues came to be in their positions. For this reason, this beautiful island is one of the strangest historical sites you can visit. Unfortunately, the statues are made from soft volcanic rocks, which are susceptible to the elements. As such, archeologists believe that these statues may disappear in the not-too-distant future.