Off the coast of Sicily was discovered a sunken ship, on Board which found the bullion metal items of unknown origin.
Divers managed to get about 40 ingot of metal, weapons, armor and helmets. They were forged from an unknown metal. Scientists were sure it is orichalc, which was circulated in the mythical island-state Atlantis.
The island went under water about 9 thousand years ago. The first mention of the mysterious lefthanded found in the works of the philosopher Plato. He wrote that this amazing metal the inhabitants of Atlantis extracted from “the bowels of the Earth.” Presumably archaeologists estimate that the ship sank 2.6 thousand years ago.
In addition to the finds of the ship itself no longer surprised by any of the divers or archaeologists. Specialists claim that the ship sank because of a big storm.
A detailed study of the alloy composition of the metal ingots revealed that the mysterious elements was the mixture of zinc, copper and other alloys. A detailed study of ancient artefacts continues.
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