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Archaeology Enigmas: Four Mystery Doors That Should Never be Opened (Video)


Archaeology is a field that is constantly searching for new discoveries and secrets buried deep in the past. Some of the most intriguing archaeological mysteries involve doors that have remained sealed for decades or even centuries. These doors hold the potential to reveal hidden treasures and long-lost secrets, but they also pose a challenge to archaeologists who must figure out how to open them without damaging what lies inside.

Take, for example, the Taj Mahal in India. This iconic building is not only a symbol of eternal love but also a place shrouded in mystery. Hidden behind numerous sealed doors are rooms that have remained untouched for centuries. Similarly, the Great Sphinx of Giza, the largest monolith statue in the world, has revealed two rectangular chambers hidden beneath its paws, discovered using a seismograph. These hidden chambers are a testament to the potential secrets that lie beneath the surface of even the most well-known archaeological sites.

The quest to uncover the secrets of these sealed doors continues to fascinate archaeologists and the public alike. As technology improves and new methods of exploration are developed, there is hope that we may one day unlock the mysteries hidden behind these doors and gain a deeper understanding of our past. Until then, the sealed doors of the Taj Mahal, the Great Sphinx, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and the tomb of Qin Shi Huang remain tantalizing enigmas for the world of archaeology to unravel.

Top image: Old locked gate closed to a large castle. Source: Ekaterina / Adobe Stock

By Joanna Gillan



I can see through your posts that your cup is definitely eternally half empty, I do not say that in a negative light as I tend to agree say 60% of the time, but let's cut to the chase.

My lifelong befuddlement is : How can something come from nothing?

If we are to believe anything, from the manufacturers of humans by gods that have traveled the light years, or ancient civilizations that walked with dinosaurs to the ‘big bang’ scenario and the time before throwing the multiple universes into the mix, who started the ball rolling and how did whatever started that - became.

Even if all we know is but a dream state in a supreme being, where did it start, better how could it start, because Something cannot come from Nothing!

Pete Wagner's picture

Everybody knows the locked door is the first third door you enter.  ...After looking into two that aren’t locked.  You get in by some method.

Nobody gets paid to tell the truth.

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Joanna Gillan is a Co-Owner, Editor and Writer of Ancient Origins. 

Joanna completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree in Australia and published research in the field of Educational Psychology. She has a rich and varied career, ranging from teaching... Read More

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