Ancient Metal Ingots Recovered from Shipwreck

Cast metal called orichalucum, which was said by Ancient Greeks to be found in Atlantis, has been recovered from a ship that sunk 2,600 years ago off the coast of Sicily.

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According to "Discovery News" this week, in an article titled "Atlantis' Legendary Metal Found in Shipwreck," cast metal called orichalucum, which was said by Ancient Greeks to be found in Atlantis, has been recovered from a ship that sunk 2,600 years ago off the coast of Sicily. The article says, "The 39 ingots found on the sandy sea floor represent a unique finding."

In continues, “Today, most scholars agree that orichalucum is a brass-like alloy, which was made in antiquity by cementation. This process was achieved with the reaction of zinc ore, charcoal and copper metal in a crucible.

“Analyzed with X-ray fluorescence by Dario Panetta, of TQ – Tecnologies for Quality, the 39 ingots turned to be an alloy made with 75-80 percent copper, 15-20 percent zinc and small percentages of nickel, lead and iron.”

An Ancient Origins article reports, “The name orichalucum derives from the Greek word oreikhalkos, meaning literally ‘mountain copper’ or ‘copper mountain.’ According to Plato’s 5th century B.C. Critias dialogue, orichalucum was considered second only to gold in value and was found and mined in many parts of the legendary Atlantis in ancient times.”

Maybe the greenhouse gasses emitted by Atlantis’ cementation industries producing orichalucum caused the seas to rise, covering Atlantis.

 

Originally posted on PMPAspeakingofprecision.com blog.