Ancient Chinese iron pipes

June 6, 2012 17:47

In 2002, a group of archaeologists from China traveled to the north-western region of the country's sparsely populated desert area Province Cong Hai. The aim of the expedition was to study findings, which made nomadic herders on the mountain Baygongshan.

Ancient Chinese iron pipes

At a specified location, scientists have found three entries inside. Two of them were struck, and a third lead in a shallow cave. The entrance is at the height of about two meters from the ground. In the cave were very smooth, as if polished, walls.

According to local residents, the mountain Baygongshan represents the remains of buildings, which creates an unknown civilization. And it's easy to believe. In one of the ends sticking out of the wall of the cave covered with rusty iron pipe with a diameter of about 40 centimeters. Another pipe goes under the ground, in the floor of the cave can only consider the top portion. All archaeologists have found 12 pipes which are mounted into the mountain, and all of them are vertical. But how and who could build such a complex system of pipes?

In the rock, about 80 meters from the mountain, there is a salt lake Toson. On its shores of rock sticking out similar tube, but smaller diameter. There is a pipe in the lake itself. And the most amazing thing is that none of the pipes are clear, despite the sandy soil. This phenomenon, scientists can not explain.

For the study was to take a few parts of the country pipes. However, the chemical analysis has led scientists to confusion. As it turned out, the iron pipes for over 40,000 years. They are made of a material that is 30% composed of iron oxide, a large number of calcium oxide and silicon dioxide. And 8% of the material could not be identified.

All this sounds fantastic. It is absolutely clear that the iron pipes created at a time when a person has not had this kind of technology development, in fact, people are generally not treated with the metal at the time. For what has been built, this setting? Perhaps the answer to this question, we'll never know.

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