Mysterious Forgotten Metal Of Atlantis Discovered In A 2600-Year-Old Shipwreck

“Orichalcum was a metal that could only be discovered in one place: the lost city of Atlantis,” the ancient Greeks claimed.

The disappearance of the Atlantis metropolis is one of the most perplexing mysteries of human civilization. The intriguing city vanished into thin air 11,000 years ago and was described in several of the Greek philosopher Plato’s finest writings. The city of Atlantis is considered one of the lost cities.

According to theories and studies, the magnificent metropolis of Atlantis boasted technology that was considered superior to what we have now. Many think that the Atlanteans did not disintegrate but instead relocated to another planet utilizing their powerful spaceships and ships. On the other side, others say that the city’s level of power and corruption endangered the city’s future by precipitating a massive nuclear war that altered the land’s landscape.

Nobody knows where Atlantis was situated, although Plato said that it lay in front of “The Pillars of Hercules,” a reference to the “Rock of Gibraltar” and North Africa. Several trips and examinations have been undertaken in an attempt to pinpoint the precise site of the lost city, but all have been unsuccessful. No one has ever been able to confirm the city’s existence.

Interestingly, 39 ingots of “Orichalcum (Orichalcum)” were discovered by a team of marine archaeologists from a shipwreck 2,600 years ago 1,000 meters off the coast of Gela, Sicily, suggesting that the traditions of Atlantis city may be more than just fiction.

A stack of orichalcum ingots was discovered on the bottom near the wreckage of a ship off the coast of Sicily. Superintendent of the Sea-Sicily Region, Sebastiano Tusa

Professor Sebastiano Tusa, a famous archaeologist from Sicily’s Office of the Superintendent of the Sea, indicated that the legendary red metal known as Orichalcum was most likely found in the buried ship’s wreckage. Experts assume that the Atlantis ingots were carried from Gela, Sicily’s south coast, to Greece or Asia Minor. The ship transporting the enigmatic metal was most likely caught in a strong storm and drowned just as it was due to approach the Sicilian port, according to theories.

“The shipwreck dates from the early sixth century. At a depth of 3 meters, the ship was barely 1,000 meters off the shore of Gela. Nothing like it has ever been discovered. Orichalcum was known to us via ancient literature and decorative items.” Sebastiano Tusa, Professor

Cadmus is a Greek legendary person who is credited with the invention of orichalcum.

The mystical Orichalcum, the metal of Atlantis, has a long and illustrious history. For nearly a century, scientists have argued and studied the metal’s composition and origin. Cadmus, a Greek mythological figure, is said to have developed the Orichalcum, according to Greek mythology.

In the Critias conversation, Plato described Orichalcum as a mythological metal. The blazing red light of Orichalcum was said to illuminate the lost metropolis of Atlantis.

“The metal, second only to gold in value, was mined from Atlantis to cover all of the Temple of Poseidon’s surfaces.”


The Orichalcum, according to the majority of specialists, is a copper alloy created by carburizing. Carburizing is a process that involves combining zinc ore, carbon, and copper metal in a crucible. According to X-ray fluorescence examination, 39 Atlantis ingots were formed of an alloy consisting of 75-80 percent copper, 14-20 percent zinc, and lesser quantities of nickel, lead, and iron.

Professor Tumus clarified the significance of the discovery:

“The discovery demonstrates that Gela developed to become a city filled with workshops of artisans specializing in the manufacturing of valuable artifacts a century after its establishment in 689 BC.”

Tumus, Professor.

So, does this find to confirm the existence of Atlantis’ great city? Enrico Mattievich, a professor, author, and former physicist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, said that the “ingots are made of brass, but the actual Orichalcum is made of copper, gold, and silver, and was manufactured in Peru.”

The city of Atlantis is referenced in two of Plato’s classic writings, Critias and тмaeus, both of which are written in Greek. Plato did not create Atlantis, contrary to popular belief, although vestiges of the enigmatic metropolis may be found throughout history. Atlantis, according to Plato, was situated in Timaeus:

“For it is recounted in our archives how, once upon a тмe, your State halted the advance of a powerful troop, which was insolently approaching to assault the all of Europe, and Asia to boot, beginning from a remote location in the Atlantic Ocean.” For the ocean was navigable at that тмe; for in front of the mouth, which you Greeks call ‘the pillars of Heracles,’ there lay an island larger than Libya and Asia combined; and it was possible for travelers from that тмe to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the entire continent over against them that encompassed that veritable ocean. All we have here, inside the mouth of which we speak, is clearly a haven with a small entry; but that yonder is a genuine ocean, and the area around it may most rightfully be termed a continent in the broadest and purest sense. Now there was a confederation of monarchs on this island of Atlantis, of enormous and magnificent power, who ruled over the whole island, as well as many other islands and sections of the continent.”

–R. G. Bury’s translation of Timaeus 24e–25a.

There has been no substantial proof of the lost city of Atlantis being discovered thus far. Are the Orichalcum ingots unearthed in Sicily, on the other hand, irrefutable proof of Atlantis’ existence?

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