Humans are wildly inventive and have constructed famous landmarks as well as technological innovations. Over the centuries, however, knowledge on certain technologies has disappeared. Here is a list of the top 4 most mysterious technologies of all time.
Top 1 Most Mysterious Technology of All Time: Stonehenge
Stonehenge is one of the world’s most mysterious landmarks and consists of a ring of large rocks in an English field. Not only do archaeologists not know how primitive people constructed it, but they also do not know what it was for. Speculations range from using Stonehenge to observe the skies to using it as a religious temple.
Top 2 Most Mysterious Technology of All Time: Great Pyramids of Egypt
The Great Pyramids of Egypt puzzle archaeologists because nobody knows for sure how the Egyptians built these pyramids. These are a technological marvel, given the many tunnels and shafts inside of them. Even more, inside of these intricate structures are ancient pharaohs and their tombs.
Top 3 Most Mysterious Technology of All Time: Greek Fire
One weapon used in the Byzantine Empire was “Greek Fire” and people widely feared it. That was because the Greek Fire could be sprayed from a cannon and would continue to burn for a long period of time, sticking to a person. It was reportedly impossible to put out with water. Even more, ancient historian reports seem to suggest that the only things that could stop the fire are vinegar or urine; however, these were difficult to provide in amounts that were great enough to stop the Greek Fire. Thus, this made Greek Fire one of the most guarded technologies of all time.
Top 4 Most Mysterious Technology of All Time: Damascus Steel
Damascus steel originated in the Middle East and the swords made of Damascus steel were legendary. Reports of these swords are that they were unbreakable and could slice a falling human hair in half. They could also flex 90 degrees and back, without taking any damage. However, the combination of ores and the technologies to create this steel seem to have gone with the swordsmiths to their graves.