A person began to work with metals on an ongoing basis in about 3300 g. BC.e., But only after 2000 years he mastered the technology of high -temperature swimming, which allowed to receive iron from ore. These 20 centuries are called a bronze age, due to the predominance of products from this alloy in the everyday life, therefore, the extremely rare iron things of that time have the status of artifacts. But where did they come from?
Myths of different peoples speak of the gifts of the gods – wonderful objects that flew from heaven, of which skillful masters have already made such things as Tutankhamun’s dagger or Syrian pendant more than 4 thousand. years. In a modern interpretation, this means that the ancient blacksmiths worked with meteorite iron. That is, not by raw materials, but by the finished material, which remained only to soften and give it to it.
Meteorites on Earth are rare and this goes well with the status of artifacts – there are not many real iron objects from the Bronze Age on the planet. But are they really made of meteorite iron? Albert Dzhambon from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France used a fluorescent X -ray spectrometer to measure the exact combinations of metal impurities in prehistoric products.
In all officially recorded metal meteorites, the content of nickel and cobalt exceeds the indicators in the usual gland of earthly origin. And Jambon saw the same picture in the study of artifacts from museums. Everywhere, without exception, there were direct indications of meteorite iron. It turns out that ancient legends do not lie and wonderful things of the past really have an extraterrestrial origin.
Source — Journal of Archaeological Science