What's the deal with the stairs that lead to nowhere in Cambodia?
When you go up a flight of stairs, you expect to get somewhere, right? After all, you do not make all that effort just for the sake of it. Unless you are an athlete or you work out. To not move away from the subject, it seems that not all stairs lead somewhere, and this stairway in Cambodia has made people go mental. Why? Because it is long, but when you reach the top, you cannot see a thing. You feel disappointment, and some regret that you made the effort of climbing it in the first place.
So what is the mystery?
Archaeologists have been studying the stairway for quite some time now, and the questions they cannot answer is who and why built it. They barely know the when, but anything other than that is unknown. Apparently, they think an influential leader commissioned the stairs because no one else would have a reason or the resources to. The French archaeologist named Jean Baptiste Chevance, who is the Phnom Kulen program director for the Archaeology and Development Foundation said that ‘If you deploy so much labor to build such a feature, it’s coming from the top. It’s not just some local rich guy who built it.’ If you think about, what he said makes perfect sense. Why would some random person waste his resources to build some stairs? Stairs that lead nowhere, nonetheless.
What are the theories?
Since there are no carvings anywhere, archaeologists have no clues as to why the stairs were built. All that can be found are some resting areas, and they know that they had access to a source of water, a spring to be more precise. But they do not know anything else. That is why some theories were formed. None of them can be proven for now, but it is good to start somewhere, right?