Seig Lu is the publishing editor at MRU Media. He is a writer and independent researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include classic weird history, breakthrough scientific research, cultural studies, true crimes, unexplained phenomena, and paranormal events. In addition to writing, Seig is a self taught web designer and video editor who has a never ending affection for making quality contents.
Perhaps one of the most surprising mysteries still surrounding the family of King Tutankhamun is the identity of his mother. She is never mentioned in an inscription and, even though the pharaoh’s tomb is filled with thousands upon thousands of personal objects, not a single artifact states her name.
According to legend, the shroud was secretly carried from Judea in AD 30 or 33, and was housed in Edessa, Turkey, and Constantinople (the name for Istanbul before the Ottomans took over) for centuries. After crusaders sacked Constantinople in AD 1204, the cloth was smuggled to safety in Athens, Greece, where it stayed until AD 1225.
This little piece of land in the Gulf of Mexico has now vanished without a trace. Theories of what happened to the island range from it being subject to ocean floor shifts or rising water levels to it being destroyed by the US to gain oil rights.
It also may have never existed.