Essay:Greatest Mysteries of World History
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Here are some mysteries or unresolved issues about World History:
- Did (pre-Abraham) Hebrews in Egypt participate in building the pyramids?
- Did genuine humor exist prior to Christianity?
- Did the pre-Christian Romans recognize or understand the concept of an absolute "truth"?
- Why did Islam grow so rapidly?
- What was the Tunguska Explosion?
- What is the purpose of the Great Sphinx?
- What happened to the True Cross?
- Who was the first ruler of China?
- Who was Jack the Ripper?
- Where did Cain get his wife, if Adam and Eve were the first Man and Woman?
- Would there be sin if God had never made Woman?
- In what language did Adam speak with God, and Eve?
- What is the history of marriage?
- How did the Egyptians build the pyramids?
- How did people construct the ziggurats?
- How did the level of literacy in Ancient Greece compare with the United States now?
- What is the origin of the name "Jesus"?
- In which language did Jesus preach?
- Why did Islam fail to conquer the West?
- Who was right, the Catholics or the Protestants?
- Is modern Israel a fulfillment of biblical prophecy?
- Is democracy compatible with Islam?
- Did people have a higher intelligence (IQ) in ancient times than today?
- Why was there the fall and decline of the Roman Empire?
- What was the purpose of the Nazca Lines?
- Is there a factual basis to the stories of King Arthur?
- Did Joan of Arc really hear voices?
- Did Guy Fawkes really create the "Gunpowder Plot"?
- When did "regret" shift in meaning to become so self-centered?
- Were the British claims about intercepting and decoding the Zimmermann Telegram authentic?
- Did Hitler attempt to make a pact with the devil?
- Was Shakespeare Catholic, and was he nobility or a commoner?
- The Latin word "veritas" is translated as an individual "honesty" or "truth".
- The concept of "regret" traditionally meant "sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one's control or power to repair," without any reference to one's personal past (Merriam-Webster). That meaning has changed in common usage, but when?