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The Stuff of Legends: Orichalcum Discovered In An Ancient Shipwreck

We’re not quite sure what to think of this discovery — A rare metal that according to legend was mined only in ATLANTIS was found in an ancient shipwreck?! Could this be possible?


Mysterious Legendary Metal Found In Ancient Shipwreck
by Janet Fang (IFLS)


“When the mythical island of Atlantis submerged into the ocean, it took all of its orichalcum with it. The legendary cast metal was reputedly second only to gold in value. Now, a team of divers say they’ve recovered 39 blocks of orichalcum in a sixth-century shipwreck on the seafloor near Sicily, Discovery News reports. The 2,600-year-old ship, likely from Greece or somewhere in Asia Minor, was carrying the metal to Gela in southern Sicily when it was caught in a storm and sank around 300 meters (1,000 feet) from the port.


“Nothing similar has ever been found,” Sebastiano Tusa of Sicily’s Sea Office says. “We knew orichalcum from ancient texts and a few ornamental objects.” According to Plato’s Critias, the metal was mined only on Atlantis, where it was used to cover the inside of Poseidon’s temple…”


For the complete article click here.


The Causeway for the Great Pyramid of Egypt has been Found …

Very big news from our beloved Egypt –

After Decades of Searching, the Causeway for the Great Pyramid of Egypt has been Found
(Ancient Origins)


“Dozens of foreign missions carried out over three decades using the latest high-tech instruments failed to find the causeway of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Now, unexpectedly, the passage has finally been located by a local resident living near the Giza Plateau, who was illegally digging beneath his home when he discovered a tunnel leading to the Pyramid of Khufu, the largest of the three pyramids in Giza.


Arabic news source reports that a resident in the village of El Haraneya in Giza, a prohibited area for drilling, began digging beneath his house to a depth of about 10 meters (33 feet), when he discovered a passage consisting of huge stone blocks.


The Minister of Police for Tourism and Antiquities was alerted to the discovery and security forces immediately placed a cordon around the property.  The Ministry of Antiquities was notified of the incredible finding, and archaeologist Kamal Wahid was placed in charge of a committee to investigate. In its report, the committee confirms the finding of the corridor leading to the Great Pyramid, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in Giza…”


– See more here.


Mountain Mansion In The Sky

This is truly a castle fit for a king. Or, as the case may be – a royal tomb.


Imagine living inside your own opulent palace, that also happens to be an entire mountain. Sadly, as Herod became aware of his impending death, he decided to turn the palace into a memorial hilltop instead…


Monumental entryway to Herodian Hilltop Palace unearthed

Posted by Past Horizons


“Archaeologists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology have discovered a monumental entryway to the Herodian hilltop palace. The unique complex was uncovered during excavations by The Herodium Expedition in memory of archaeologist Ehud Netzer.


The main feature of the entryway is an impressive corridor with a complex system of arches spanning its width on three separate levels. These arches buttressed the corridor’s massive side-walls, allowing the King and his entourage direct passage into the Palace Courtyard. Thanks to the supporting arches, the 20-metre long and 6-metre wide corridor has been preserved to a height of 20 metres…”


Click here for more, as well as the fantastic photos.


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