In 1974, construction workers moored near the Romanian city of Aiud a strange discovery: In about ten meters deep, in the deposits of the river Mures, they found three small objects. Two of the finds proved to be dinosaur bones, one of the objects should turn out to be the now legendary "aluminum wedge Aiud".
The aluminum wedge of Aiud"
This block of metal has caused much debate to this day. But before it came to the extent, some time should elapse, because the object landed first in a storage room at the Historical Museum of Transylvania and disappeared there unnoticed for 21 years. Only in 1995 it was rediscovered and the Archaeological Institute in Cluj-Napoca (Transylvania) and in a laboratory in Lausanne (Switzerland) chemically analyzed. The results of this study should enable scientists in amazement!
The aluminum wedge of Aiud has the shape of an ax, weighs 2.3 kg, is surrounded by an oxide layer (patina) and consists of 89 percent aluminum. The alloy of the object also has eleven components: including copper (6.2%), silicon (2.84%), zinc (1.81%) and lead (0.41%). The oxide layer of the wedge is as strong as they would have aluminum body when they lay more than a million years in the ground.
This realization brought the actual sensation, because it is only since 1825 the person has the knowledge and the tools used to produce aluminum. Thus, there were many puzzles for researchers: Who made the aluminum wedge? Why it was used? Was there intelligent beings before the time of man? Or is it simply to
The age, which was calculated by analyzing the oxide layer could be confirmed by additional bone findings. They came from a so-called Mastodoten, a kind of elephant that has died out already more than a million years. The original Beifund the bone is now lost.