Researchers discover 4000 year old microscopic gold pieces near Stonehenge
We can all agree that Stonehenge is without a doubt, one of the most mysterious and beautiful ancient sites on the planet. Its mystery makes it beautiful. No one knows for sure how ancient mankind managed to quarry, transport and construct this ancient site thousands of years ago.
Many experts believe that Stonehenge was an astronomical observatory while others firmly believe that the purpose of this ancient site was a burial ground and place of worship for ancient mankind.
While researchers know a lot about Stonehenge, there are many more mysteries waiting to be uncovered. Experts firmly believe that the secrets about Stonehenge lie underneath it.
One of the most incredible discoveries that indirectly has to do with Stonehenge was found under a mile away in Bush Barrow which is a burial mound where William Cunnigton found, in 1808 one of the most enigmatic and mysterious treasures of the King of Stonehenge.
Inside the 4000m year old tomb, there were countless pieces of jewelry and relics that have baffled historians and archaeologists alike.
Among the items is the diamond-shaped golden plate which was described as ‘the work of the gods’ by David Dawson, the director of the Wiltshire Museum. Many experts believe this enigmatic piece was an astronomical instrument while others suggest its complex geometric pattern is a form of astronomical writing of the past. Its true purpose is still a mystery.
Among the incredible pieces of jewelry a well-adorned dagger is another item that has baffled researchers. Today, only fragment of the item remain, but researchers have determined that this once staggering item was decorated by over 100,000 golden studs, interestingly, each of them was thinner than a human hair.
Experts also suggest that each square centimeter of the handle of the dagger had around 1,000 microscopic studs. The remnants of the dagger raise many questions: how was ancient mankind capable of such precision? Where did the ancient obtain the technology to do so and what was the true purpose of these items?
This incredible finding proves that ancient mankind had the ability to produce incredible things that challenge our modern-day capabilities. We have to mention that these incredible pieces of jewelry were produced at a time when mankind did not have the knowledge of items such as the magnifying glass, which leaves many questions without logical explanations.