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In 1974, a couple of kilometers from the city of Aiud, Romania, during an excavation on the banks of the river Mures, a group of construction workers has stumbled upon some fossils of mastodons. Next to fossils, workers have also found an object that would not have been there: a mysterious metal artifact. Here is the controversial history of the artifact of Aiud.
Around the mid-70’s, a group of workers engaged in a construction excavation near the city of Aiud, Romania, he has unearthed a bewildering artifact. At about 10 m depth, the workers found some fossils of mastodons, animal species lived during the Pleistocene, as a mysterious metallic object covered with a layer of aluminum oxide.
At first, the finding seemed to be a simple rock, but after removing the thick sand from the surface crust, the workers sensed that he could not be a natural object, rather than something artificially produced, as it had a lot of features precise.
The object, weighing about 5 kg, had a length of 20.2 cm, a width of 12.7 cm, and a thickness of 7 cm, with a circular depression in the center by about 4 cm in diameter.
Another small perpendicular hole, the diameter of about 1.7 cm, it appeared on one of the sides of the object perpendicular to the central depression. Finally, two protruding edges seemed to have hosted a kind of hinge. The workers brought the artifact to the Museum of Transylvania, where he was placed in a deposit remaining forgotten for nearly 20 years, no one had ever thought to perform the analyzes. Until, in 1995, the building was not “discovered” and subjected to detailed analysis. The first chemical tests to determine the composition of the object were performed in two different laboratories: the Archaeological Institute of Cluj-Napoca, and one in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Both facilities came to similar conclusions: the item was composed mainly of aluminum (89%), plus 11 other minor metals. The researchers were a bit ‘puzzled by the results of the analysis, given that aluminum in its purest form is not found in nature (is extracted from bauxite), and the technology needed to create something so pure has become available since the mid of the 19th century.
For aluminum production it is required a complicated industrial process of electrolysis and temperatures above 900 ° C. The dating of the thin outer layer of oxidation that covered the aluminum block returned a 400-year date. However, the geological layer in which the object was found corresponded to the era of the Pleistocene, about 20,000 years ago. A new metallurgical analysis was performed subsequently by Dr. Florin Gheorghita, at the Institute for the Study of Metals and Minerals Non Ore, based in Magurele, Romania.
The examination revealed that the object is composed of a highly complex metal alloy. As reported in the English version of The Epoch Times, although it has obtained the precise chemical composition of the object, the scientific community did not comment on the nature, therefore the Aiud finding remains an enigma.
However, some researchers believe that it is a man-made object, part of a larger instrument produced by a lost ancient civilization that was able to produce aluminum of considerable purity hundreds, or even thousands, of years before the modern era, while the theorists of the ancient Astronauts will risk appearing to suggest that even be a part of an ancient spacecraft.
The shape, in fact, reminds one of a support of a space exploration module, similar to the final part of the Vicking probe or the lunar module of the Apollo missions.
According to this hypothesis, the object would be part of an alien probe broke off as a result of a rather hard landing. In both cases, both the analysis of the outer layer of oxidation that the geological layer in which it was found they could not adequately explain how an object so technologically advanced it is able to exist in such a remote epoch.