5 Ancient Mysteries We Still Haven't Solved

Published on Mar 9, 2021
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  • Petor Galore

    Petor Galore

    18 hours ago

    New unsolved mystery the chyner virus WHO made it or Wuhan nobody will ever know

  • Petor Galore

    Petor Galore

    18 hours ago

    I thought the ninth legion was found in the center of the earth

  • Petor Galore

    Petor Galore

    18 hours ago

    Definitely left us with more questions than answers

  • cmillerpa33

    cmillerpa33

    20 hours ago

    So ancient historians are like today's egyptologists?

  • balooko31

    balooko31

    Day ago

    Actually Iran was one of the best vacations I've ever taken, spent two weeks touring around there in 2017 (and I'm American). The history, culture, food, friendly hospitable local people, beautiful sights were all worth the trip price and hassle of getting a visa.

  • JamieA6666

    JamieA6666

    3 days ago

    Your lighting, man! Get it together. You aren't just a guy with a camera. You do this professionally. I expect better.

  • brizo68 yeah

    brizo68 yeah

    3 days ago

    A bit more context on Zoroaster would have been enlightening. Initially he's mentioned as having lived (perhaps) during the early Achaemenid period the later in the spiel it's mentioned he may have lived in the sixth millennium BCE.
    I know it's a mystery but there must be reasons that these two time periods are associated with Zoroaster.

  • Dave V

    Dave V

    5 days ago

    We and everyone (EVERYONE!) don’t want to see your bald face … please do more video as you speak so to better illustrate your points and bits. Thank you. Go in peace

  • Donna Sherwood

    Donna Sherwood

    5 days ago

    This man is incredible his reach into topics astonishes and he is amusing

  • armin38822

    armin38822

    5 days ago

    '' things stop working ''

  • Nick Obenauer

    Nick Obenauer

    6 days ago

    Ahora Mazda is the god of Zoroastrianism

  • Letitia Jeavons

    Letitia Jeavons

    7 days ago

    Regarding the Bronze Age Collapse: I would bet on natural disaster and disease along with the war.

  • Addict8

    Addict8

    8 days ago

    I don't understand why no one talks bad about Gengis kahn. He was a mongole and a most ruthless ruler. He killed innocents in war and blood shed was his zen. But of course most of them seem to like it because you don't seem to frown on his name

  • Proto Rhinocerator

    Proto Rhinocerator

    9 days ago

    5:05 1200 BC all these great empires in the Mediterranean were flourishing but then 50 years later they were gone.
    That's about the time Moses led the Israelites through the area for 40 years and destroyed many of these civilizations. Definitely the Hittites were among them. But the people weren't destroyed entirely. The Israelites disobeyed the LORD and took their women for wives, and served pagan gods, and made the Hittites into bondservants.
    Deuteronomy 20:17
    [17] But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:
    Judges 3:5-7
    [5] And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:
    [6] And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
    [7] And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.
    Joshua 24:11
    [11] And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.
    1 Kings 9:20-21
    [20] And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel,
    [21] Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.
    So really not so much of a "mystery" as a refusal to believe what the Bible clearly says about these ancient civilizations that were mostly headquartered in modern day Israel, or as they called it then "The Promised Land".

  • Ronald Schoolcraft

    Ronald Schoolcraft

    10 days ago

    You throw out an unfounded claim with no substantiation that Zoroastrianism influenced Judaism and Christianity. There is no substantiation for that statement, so that's why you did not provide any. Yet, you portray yourself as a serious historian, but make dubious claims. What a joke.

  • T R

    T R

    11 days ago

    Horrible narrator

  • Nancy Alford

    Nancy Alford

    11 days ago

    I really enjoy listening to you🤠❤️

  • S Z

    S Z

    12 days ago

    The Bronze Age collapse was set off by the eruption of Mount Krakatoa.

  • sean gaskin

    sean gaskin

    12 days ago

    idk if its good to trust a man with like 15 channels about history im not looking in to it so he may be the best but i dont know what to think you can change so little over a few years
    just look out im not smart dont trust me too

  • Ian Hiltz

    Ian Hiltz

    12 days ago

    Do one on the franklin expedition

  • Philippe Szwarcbart

    Philippe Szwarcbart

    13 days ago

    *hits ancient blunt* “do you think people will ever fly”
    *homie also with blunt* “definitely, if the gods gave the birds wings, they may eventually give us the same gift”
    “Do you think flying will get boring?”
    “Maybe, what if we gave them pretty pictures to see from up there so it does not get boring?”
    *hits ancient blunt* “bruhhhh, I know a place for that”

  • Jenna G.

    Jenna G.

    14 days ago

    Hold up. that last one has been solved. the Nazca drawings are all on slightly inclined hills that are next to the ocean. people in boats could see the drawings as they approached the shore. the different animals were supposed to represent something about the area they were about to dock at.

  • Harriet Harlow

    Harriet Harlow

    15 days ago

    Very interesting. I love watching your videos because when I do I always learn sometrhing new. Keep, em coming, Simon! Please!

  • ShidoDraws

    ShidoDraws

    16 days ago

    I got no source for this but I believe Genghis Khan didn't want people to know where he was buried is because the Chinese will dig up his grave and remove his corpse from the ground. The Chinese believe that once you have join the Earth's soil your essence will flourish the land and your grandchildren will prosper whether in riches or health.
    I remember watching documentaries of Chinese people digging up the graves in old refugee camps that the Hmong people used to be in. It wasn't just stealing from the grave but also stealing the corpse. I am still disgusted by that till this day so Genghis Khan knows what he's doing.

  • Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    18 days ago

    "One of the oldest contiguous religions on Earth. " Contiguous to what?

    • ZOOT BYTES

      ZOOT BYTES

      17 days ago

      🤣💯

  • Skeeter Saurus

    Skeeter Saurus

    19 days ago

    SO...the first 1:30 of this video explains why ALL libraries are purging their bookshelves en-masse of works they don't want you to know about...from Dr. Seuss to Fahrenheit 451...they don't call it 'Revisionist History' for nothing, ya know?

  • Carlos Hernandez

    Carlos Hernandez

    19 days ago

    Aren’t the Sea People the phillistines?

  • steelfoot98

    steelfoot98

    19 days ago

    You missed one, we still don’t know why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

  • Bioshyn

    Bioshyn

    20 days ago

    aren't the nazca lines a plea to the gods to bring rain? the land was fertile then a drought hit and people started starving or leaving, there is evidence of trees existing earlier in the area (the animals they depict are usually tropical animals too)). now it's just barren

  • AJ Shanahan

    AJ Shanahan

    20 days ago

    Take off the party city beard and you’re left with Michael from vsauce

  • TheTurdCurd 2

    TheTurdCurd 2

    21 day ago

    #6, How an extremely attractive gentleman like myself has managed to stay single for so long.

  • Teagan Wisniewski

    Teagan Wisniewski

    22 days ago

    Fyi. In a nutshell. Mongolians didn't bury the dead. They took them up cliffs and let the buzzards eat them returning them to the sky father. Their diety. Pretty simple to research.

  • fewstrzf fewstrzf

    fewstrzf fewstrzf

    22 days ago

    If you consider things like where was this mongolian ruler buried a mysteries, Then 99% of hystory is mystery :D

  • Screen Raider

    Screen Raider

    22 days ago

    great video and delivery, learn't a bit and was entertained. You have new follower my friend.

  • Francelee Paris

    Francelee Paris

    22 days ago

    Zoroastrianism is an offshoot of the Abrahamic religion…. When Moses cast out some of his tribe for worshiping the calf, they migrated eastwards towards Persia and the Indus Valley.. they never received the law of Moses but retained the link with Moses via the fire (burning Bush), the snake(Moses staff) and the belief in the one God… some moved further east to India where they reverted to worshiping the Golden Calf (cow), the fire, Nagin (snake) and animal headed Gods similar to the Egyptians.. the Egyptians believed in reincarnation, the afterlife, and the trials one has to go through to reach paradise (book of the dead). The burnt offerings of Moses then became burning butter / ghee for good luck… that’s my take..

  • G

    G

    22 days ago

    Hey Simon! Never stop being you, love your style, especially the serious, proper British style. Fabulous!

  • G

    G

    22 days ago

    Is it just me or has Simon loosened up? Seems more casual and approachable... more, dare I say, American 🤣🤣

  • The Ferryman

    The Ferryman

    23 days ago

    Skip to 1:46 - thank me later...

  • Nobby Nobbs

    Nobby Nobbs

    23 days ago

    History Channel: "We're not saying the answer is Aliens, but it's Aliens"

  • Jeremy James

    Jeremy James

    23 days ago

    Lol, quote " we only know one thing about this guy, he existed" then we go on and explain how he was the influence for the Abrahamic faiths. Lol maybe these "historians" you speak of are bias. 😆🤣😂

  • I LOVE PIZZA27

    I LOVE PIZZA27

    23 days ago

    Is this the british Vsauce? Lol

  • chis coughlan

    chis coughlan

    24 days ago

    what an irritating voice, cant take any more of this!.

    • Chris Longski

      Chris Longski

      23 days ago

      Very irritating presentation. Replace him with a robovoice...

  • Rex Draconis

    Rex Draconis

    24 days ago

    There is a big chance that Cyrus the great was the one who caged Gog & Magog

  • Stop saying: kinda, sorta, like

    Stop saying: kinda, sorta, like

    24 days ago

    B.C. and A.D.; no P.C. B.S. please.

  • Harman Kooner

    Harman Kooner

    24 days ago

    9:14 isn't that ryse son of rome

  • Fifty in

    Fifty in

    24 days ago

    the 6th ancient mistery is me once I manage to live past that fckn long introduction

  • Ákos Tamás Nováki

    Ákos Tamás Nováki

    24 days ago

    Nacza lines : maybe they could see them with hot air balloons.

  • Cool Breeze

    Cool Breeze

    24 days ago

    It’s BC...B......C......!

  • Cool Breeze

    Cool Breeze

    24 days ago

    In 100 years..will history review the 2020s with abhorrent deception and vile dishonesty from its media to the election results?

  • scottie storch

    scottie storch

    24 days ago

    This was a very informative video of Binging with Babish

  • EmmaAppleBerry

    EmmaAppleBerry

    24 days ago

    Aliens. The answer when unknown is always ALIENS. 👽👽👽

  • Dustin Platt

    Dustin Platt

    24 days ago

    I'm still trying to figure out the mystery of the opposite sex.

  • arumugam p

    arumugam p

    24 days ago

    Genghis Khan knows that what crime he has done to the humanity. He don't want his body to be unearthed by somebody and slipper him.

  • SuperExperiment626

    SuperExperiment626

    24 days ago

    BC and AD screw political correctness.

  • Lily

    Lily

    24 days ago

    Those damn sea people...

  • James Urling

    James Urling

    24 days ago

    Think you meant “AD” not “CE”

  • Robin Nickell

    Robin Nickell

    25 days ago

    0*

  • Johnny Walker

    Johnny Walker

    25 days ago

    Clearly, the IX Legion was corrupted by chaos and the Inquisition erased all evidence.

  • عباس محمد

    عباس محمد

    25 days ago

    These man is stupid

  • Allen Morton

    Allen Morton

    25 days ago

    Many thanks, Simon, for boggling our minds with five perplexing historical mysteries. Add a 6th, the stork and babies.

  • Mow Vu

    Mow Vu

    25 days ago

    his hair fell off his head and stuck to his chin. that is all.

  • Oliver Watson

    Oliver Watson

    25 days ago

    “Which is an oddly humble end for a man who wrote himself in to history with so much blood and conquest.”
    And semen. Never forget semen.

  • Hidden Woodsben

    Hidden Woodsben

    25 days ago

    if these past 50 years of getting disappointed have taught me anything, it's this:
    if it's weird, big and from prehistory, it's a calendar.

  • Peacemaker 1LUV

    Peacemaker 1LUV

    25 days ago

    The most important one. Ocean water? If there’s a perfect rain cycle where did all that water come from?

  • Neil Pickup

    Neil Pickup

    25 days ago

    In a few thousand years time after all of our history had been erased, two perfectly preserved and complete news archives are unearthed. One is the Daily Mirror, the other the Guardian - good luck to the historians!

  • Morgan Arnstrong

    Morgan Arnstrong

    25 days ago

    Simon, I have high hopes for this video

  • Laurenz Ehlers

    Laurenz Ehlers

    25 days ago

    My best bet on nazca would be one beyond mad crazy intelligent artist.

  • Devlin Morin

    Devlin Morin

    26 days ago

    So here is what happened. When Genghis was near death he summoned the greatest wizard in the world to find him a burial place that would never be found and to protect it with a powerful army.
    Thus the wizard spirited away Ghengis Khan's body to south America where he prepared a great and powerful ritual that both mark Khan's last resting place and allowed him to summon the ninth legion who should his resting place be disturbed will appear to destroy the interlopers. The ritual is the Nasca lines.
    However this spell proved too great and the magic began to warp and shred the fabric of space and time releasing terrible beasts.
    So rather than guard Khan's tomb the 9nth legion were sent to the end of the bronze age where all these problems were manifesting.
    Recruiting and leading an army from the western peoples the ninth legion led a crusade across the sea to defeat the beasts ravaging the land. They were successful but not before every empire was destroyed.
    This wizard was names Zaroaster and after this was done retreated back in time himself. Where a few of his idle teachings became a religion.
    There all 5 mysteries solved.

  • Devlin Morin

    Devlin Morin

    26 days ago

    A vanishing army? Sounds like the start of a badass litrpg.

    • Nobby Nobbs

      Nobby Nobbs

      23 days ago

      Maybe they just got lost. You know how guys are, refusing to ask the direction to strangers

    • Oscar N.

      Oscar N.

      25 days ago

      We actually played one GURPS campaign, set in Ancient Rome, based on the legend of the lost legion.

  • Name Last Name

    Name Last Name

    26 days ago

    longest, most intricate, elaborate intro ever 😩

  • The Edelweiss Pirate

    The Edelweiss Pirate

    26 days ago

    It's simple. Any ancient mystery can blamed on Aliens. There you go. Sorted.

  • sonoman

    sonoman

    26 days ago

    hair implant, and now

  • Axel Bauron

    Axel Bauron

    26 days ago

    There is evidence that the Hittites left their cities before the collapse. It doesn't explain anything, I'm just saying.

  • shiro kun

    shiro kun

    26 days ago

    World's largest geoglyphs found in india

  • hawkdsl

    hawkdsl

    26 days ago

    If the 9th was disbanded and retired, then called back.. it is entirely plausible that they simply retired for a final time after Scotland.

  • Darth Vader

    Darth Vader

    26 days ago

    Judaism precedes Zoroastrianism.

  • Grand Illusion

    Grand Illusion

    26 days ago

    Yes, there were "Sea People" but there's just no way they took down multiple Kingdoms and Empires. Just observe the path and nature of the destruction. "Science" wants us to believe that all of those rock, marble and granite cities were "burned". Then, in all of their rage, had the motive, energy, manpower and ambition to toss the pieces of giant structures around the landscape like lego bricks, before moving on. It makes no military sense to destroy and not occupy instead. No, what happened cannot be recreated in a lab or mathematically, so it didn't happen, right? The Greek, Egyptian, Chinese and Sumerian all told us what happened but its "myth" and they dare us to say differently.

  • ChiefAutographSeeker

    ChiefAutographSeeker

    26 days ago

    Please do a video on Indian Residential schools in Canada....Please

  • EK

    EK

    26 days ago

    According to Rudolf Steiner he (Zoroastra) was around before the Buddah. And atleast 5 centuries before Christianity.
    *Thus spoke Rudolf Steiner….*

  • Banjo Peppers

    Banjo Peppers

    26 days ago

    When Youtube recommended me this video, I thought this was a side channel for a different youtuber I've been watching, so when I pushed play and you spoke in your obviously-not-American accent, I was very thrown.

  • Simpleton

    Simpleton

    26 days ago

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooriiiiiiiiiiiing asf

  • Banjo Peppers

    Banjo Peppers

    26 days ago

    On Expedition Unknown, Josh Gates investigated Genghis Khan's tomb, and talked to some archaeologists who discovered something that seems like a good candidate for the tomb - in an area he visited, there's conspicuously rectangular shape. But the local government forbids people from stepping foot in the area around the rectangular shape (I mean like for several miles, not IMMEDIATELY around it), due to some kind of national heritage protection thing, so they couldn't get close enough to tell for sure.
    I highly recommend Expedition Unknown, by the way! Josh Gates is an actual archaeologist, with a degree he actually earned and wasn't just given honorarily, he investigates interesting things, but doesn't take the credit for anything, he's very explicitly just talking to people who've been doing the work studying stuff. He's a very charming host, to boot, and always very respectful of different cultures while keeping an appropriate level of humor about stuff.

  • Simpleton

    Simpleton

    26 days ago

    BASARABIA E ROMÂNIA!

  • adrian P

    adrian P

    26 days ago

    Blah blah blah.. bullshit... blah blah bullshit blah

  • End Times Preaching

    End Times Preaching

    26 days ago

    "History is a lie agreed upon". Napoleon Bonaparte.

    • Trevor Williams

      Trevor Williams

      10 days ago

      @End Times Preaching oh my bad I forget that I need to be outrageously specific on the internet. Oppressive Emperor? Or did oppression not exist among men yet?

    • End Times Preaching

      End Times Preaching

      11 days ago

      @Trevor Williams He was neither facsist nor a dictator. Facsism wasn't even instituted among men until 128 years after his death.

    • Trevor Williams

      Trevor Williams

      11 days ago

      Is it wise to align our thoughts with fascist dictators?

    • unbiased reality

      unbiased reality

      24 days ago

      "Smoke ass eat grass". Jesus Christ.

    • a

      a

      25 days ago

      napoleon syndrome. very bad man did very bad dumb things

  • Michael Rankin

    Michael Rankin

    26 days ago

    I can't understand much of what he says..

  • RJB

    RJB

    26 days ago

    Gaul was a region of Western Europe first described by the Romans. It was inhabited by Celtic tribes, encompassing present day France, Luxembourg, Belgium, most of Switzerland, and parts of Northern Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany, particularly the west bank of the Rhine. A bit more than just Northern Italy.

  • mani tahriri

    mani tahriri

    26 days ago

    @4:28 You are always welcome to come in Iran know more about our culture and Zoroaster in particular.

  • Maitreya Noot

    Maitreya Noot

    27 days ago

    Every smart killer should choose the car as a weapon.

  • The Opinion

    The Opinion

    27 days ago

    We 'Americans" won't kill anyone without allegedly been accused of doing so...take a number people!!

  • Artur Butucel

    Artur Butucel

    27 days ago

    I dot drunk before you got to your fist mistry. Sorry, Boring!

  • CreateFamily

    CreateFamily

    27 days ago

    The mysteries start at 1:50

  • papoutsothiki

    papoutsothiki

    27 days ago

    Engkomi, Kition and Paphos still exist in Cyprus - ancient Greek heritage

  • Bobby Worrell

    Bobby Worrell

    27 days ago

    90% air, likes to hear himself talk, very very little info, garbage

  • vinny purity

    vinny purity

    27 days ago

    The nazca lines are alchemical transmutation glpyhs. They are used in jinn based magics.. you sit in the center of of one of those for a week without moving to entice jinn from far distances .. And islam was not influenced by zoroastrianism in any way. the buddhist wear saffron colored clothes so Muslims are forbidden to wear saffron color robes at all. Were like that in every aspect ..
    Prophet Muhammadﷺ had a close conpanion named salman Al farsi a.s tht absolutely abandoned everything about zoroastrianism & even created the naqshbandi sufi order which is still alive today & all his teachings are perfectly perserved denouncing all zoroastrianism influences
    By the way. The man who ended the crusades was naqshbandi. Salahudeen al ayubi. So was Rumi, abdul kadir al jelani & many other great men r.a

  • Tiger Was

    Tiger Was

    27 days ago

    ..thus spake,...a perfect ending..

  • Julian Vincent

    Julian Vincent

    27 days ago

    Wow, I'm enthralled. If we use the name 'sea peoples', then that changes everything!
    Oh sigh

  • Julian Vincent

    Julian Vincent

    27 days ago

    Isn't death hilarious he said sarcastically? Sir have you not seen the darwinian awards?

  • TacoSteven

    TacoSteven

    27 days ago

    Video begins at 1:55

  • Rounded Edge

    Rounded Edge

    27 days ago

    The real mystery is what really is Brown Sauce?