Over the years, mysteries have continued to unfold, some untold, while some still remain well…. Mysteries, locked up in a room, behind a door, a door that must never be opened else… We guess until then, nobody's gonna know. Here's 4 of those types of Doors.
1.The Taj Mahal:
Located in India, constructed in 1631 by Shah Jahanin in memory of his third wife who passed on while birthing their 14th child, the Taj Mahal has a very unique design and is considered the most romantic building in the world.
To finish the construction and see to its completion, this building took 1,000 Elephants, 20,000 men and 20 years. Following the events of the 17th century where several architectural structures collapsed under their own weight, the main architect of the Taj Mahal placed the towers farther away from the tomb, and at the event where they fell, the debris wouldn’t damage the rest of the building.
The Taj Mahal is considered a highly mysterious place, as it shields various sealed rooms with restricted access to anyone. The basements in the building are sealed.
According to some researchers, the reason the chambers are sealed is because they were made of marble and can transform into calcium carbonate if exposed to carbon dioxide and the marbles will begin to crack. The assumption is that if too much CO2 is released into it, the building might collapse of the four towers that surround the building as there is no ventilation.
A second assumption is that Shah Jahanin’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal was buried in the building and that her body is still carefully preserved in the basement.
2.The Great Sphinx of Giza:
Having a woman’s head and a Lion’s body, the Sphinx is a creature you can come across in both Egyptian and Greek mythology.
According to scientific estimates, the Great Sphinx, one of the world’s most mythical structures, was built about 4,500 years ago. Standing 66FT (20 M) in height, 62FT (19 M) in width, and 240FT (73 M) in length, the great Sphinx is the largest monolith statue in the world. 100 workers dedicated three years to completing this construction. Using a seismograph, researchers discovered two rectangular chambers underground the monument at a depth of 25 FT (7.6 M).
The assumption is that the chambers may contain the mythical hall of records like the knowledge of life in scrolls. Also, the history of Atlantis- the missing continent- was documented there by ancient Egyptians.
Archeologists believe that the chamber may have two entrances which till date remain sealed. All there are are just theories for now.
3.Sree Padmana-Bha-Swamy Temple:
Apart from its beauty, this edifice houses 6 vaults named “ABCDEF” underneath the temple. The doors leading to these chambers are made of iron and are pretty massive. In 2011, several treasures -Gemstones, Jewelry, and bags of gold- decorated with diamonds were discovered in 5 of the 6 chambers.
Valuing everything in the world, it was estimated to be worth One Trillion Dollars. Yup, you read that right. 1,000,000,000,000. That’s some zeros right there in a place.
That’s some zeros right there in a place. Vault B however could not be accessed. It is believed that the chamber is protected by a curse, and that it will only take a saint or sage properly chanting some specific mantra for the curse to be removed.
Though no proof yet, there’s a story that several temple invaders sometime in the 30s tried to gain access into the chamber to steal its content, however, they were scared off by snakes.
Another story has it that Auditor General Vinod Rai told the supreme court that vault B had already been open more than once, stating that people had already entered the chamber at least 7 times since 1990 and they hadn’t experienced anything horrible.
4.The First Emperor’s Tomb:
The Mausoleum located in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province of China. Surrounded by poisonous mercury, and buried deep under a hill in central China, has laid the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang for 2,000 years. Several farmers in 1974 discovered a large Terracotta soldier while they were digging a well close to Xi’an China.
Following this were more than four years of archeological excavations. Although only 2,000 have been found so far, experts believe there might be up to 8,000 Terracotta soldiers. Bronze chariots and horses were found west inside the inner wall. Also found inside the inner wall were terracotta figures of courtiers and bureaucrats who served the Emperor.
The central tomb has not yet been touched. Kristin Romey says that they lack necessary technology for proper excavation of the tomb. In his records of the Grand Historian, Sima Qian, the Han Dynasty Historian that there were cynic towers and palaces for hundreds of officials in Qin Shi Huang’s tomb. Also, he stated that there were hundreds of treasures and rare artefacts in the place. Streams and rivers of liquid mercury surrounded Qin Shi Huang’s tomb.
The ancient chinese were certain that mercury provided them with immortality, however, it is believed that mercury could’ve been the cause of Qin Shi Huang’s death; he was regular on mercury pills because he was so afraid of dying. One of the reasons that scientists are yet to explore the tomb is because of the mercury river which can be dangerous to them and the environment.