Ancient Peruvian researchers discovered the oldest mask of the Inca god made from a material that is literally not found on Earth!
Ancient Peruvian Death Mask Made Of Unearthly Material
In January 2019, a number mysterious artifacts were discovered off the coast of Florida in the United States. Their antiquity was obvious, but their origin was unknown. In total, seven items fell into the hands of scientists. All of them are created from copper, gold, silver and a key material that is practically not found on Earth ― iridium.
A total of seven artifacts including the ancient Peruvian Death Mask were found on Melbourne Beach
Of course, these items were created by the hands of humans and in quite earthly conditions. The fact is that iridium is found in large quantities in fallen meteorites. Apparently, the ancient people noticed the “sign” from heaven and went after it. Having obtained the most precious stone, they began to create cult objects.
Iridium, a very hard, brittle, silvery-white transition metal of the platinum group, it is considered the second-densest naturally occurring metal. It is the most corrosion-resistant metal, even at temperatures as high as 2,000 °C (3,630 °F).
Analyses of the artifacts showed that they are at least 10,000-12,000 years old. Considering that iridium is a very refractory and hard material, it is probably worth reconsidering the level of the profoundness of metallurgy among the ancients of that region.
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Presumably, these items belong to them, and of course, the ancient civilizations possessed transcendental knowledge in those areas that have not yet been conquered by modern humanity. Therefore, there is no doubt that the masters were able to create these masterpieces thousands of years ago.
Of greatest interest was the mask of the god Viracocha. Its thickness is only 1.7 mm. At the same time, there is a drawing of a great deity and various religious symbols on it.
The metal mask was smelted by an ancient South American civilization long before European contact, explaining that it would be considered one of the earliest examples of human metalworking. © Image Credit: Malcom Denemark/Florida Today
It is known that before the arrival of the conquistadors, the Inca civilization experienced its heyday. For understanding, it must be said that in between 1,200 and 1,500 AD, the Incas could skillfully work only with gold, silver and other low-melting metals.
Their metallurgical furnaces produced temperatures slightly above 1300 degrees. To melt iridium, it must be very close to 2500 degrees.
The image of the god Viracocha allows you to accurately determine the origin of the artifact ― it was created by the Incas. However, modern history indicates that the Inca Empire is one of the youngest civilizations. So how did they do it? And how these artifacts could be 10,000-12,000 years old at all? ― These are the baffling questions, to which researchers are scratching their head.
Many think that mainstream historians deliberately hide the truth about the ancient Incas or know very little about their authentic culture. Remember, the Anglo-Saxons destroyed the great history of the Indians, so that there was a feeling that America was built not on the death of Indian civilizations, but on the territories occupied by uneducated nomadic tribes.
Our knowledge is subjected to a similar purge. History cannot be trusted. Thank God, artifacts like these help to find out the forgotten (forbidden) truth.