The oldest mask of the Inca god was discovered by researchers and is made of a material not found on Earth.
In January 2019, several enigmatic artifacts were found in the waters off the coast of Florida, USA. Their age was clear, but their origin was a mystery. A total of seven items were obtained by scientists, all made of copper, gold, silver, and a rare material known as iridium, which is not found naturally on Earth.
It is believed that these artifacts were crafted by human hands under earthly conditions. However, it is notable that iridium is commonly found in large quantities in fallen meteorites. It seems that ancient people recognized this as a "sign" from heaven and went to great lengths to obtain it. Once they had obtained this precious material, they began to use it to create religious or ceremonial objects.
Analysis of the artifacts revealed that they are at least 10,000-12,000 years old. Given that iridium is a very hard and refractory material, it is likely that the ancient people of the region had a high level of skill in metallurgy.
It is believed that these artifacts belonged to an ancient civilization, and it is clear that they possessed advanced knowledge in areas that have yet to be fully understood by modern humanity. Thus, there is no doubt that these ancient artisans were able to create such masterpieces thousands of years ago.
The mask of the god Viracocha was of particular interest, as it is only 1.7 mm thick, yet it features a detailed depiction of the deity and various religious symbols.
It is well-known that prior to the arrival of the conquistadors, the Inca civilization was at its peak. To provide context, it should be noted that between 1,200 and 1,500 AD, the Incas were only proficient in working with gold, silver, and other low-melting metals.
The metallurgical furnaces used by the Incas were only able to reach temperatures slightly above 1300 degrees Fahrenheit. In order to melt iridium, temperatures would have to be close to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit.
The image of the god Viracocha on the artifact allows for it to be identified as having been created by the Incas. However, conventional history states that the Inca Empire was one of the most recent civilizations. Thus, the question of how they were able to create these objects, especially considering the age of at least 10,000-12,000 years old, remains a mystery that researchers are trying to solve.
Some people believe that mainstream historians are intentionally hiding the truth about the ancient Incas or have a limited understanding of their true culture. It is worth noting that the Anglo-Saxons destroyed much of the history of the indigenous peoples, creating the impression that America was settled not through the destruction of established civilizations, but rather by uneducated nomadic tribes occupying empty lands.
Our understanding of history is similarly subject to manipulation. Therefore, it is not always reliable. Fortunately, artifacts like these can help uncover forgotten or suppressed truths.