One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of this world that emanated out of archaeology is The Aluminum Wedge of Aiud. No one has been able to trace the origins of this object that looks like a wedge. This article is not going to provide an explanation of its origins (because there is no explanation available). Rather, this article on 14 interesting Aluminum Wedge of Aiud facts will make an attempt to provide an explanation of how and where it was found, what is it made of and the different theories that have been put forward to explain the existence of this object. So, are you ready?
Interesting Aluminum Wedge of Aiud Facts: 1-7
1. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Object of Aiud’, The Aluminum Wedge of Aiud was found in 1974 in a place 2 kilometers east of Aiud in Romania.
2. The exact place where it was found was the Mures river bank. It was discovered by a group of Romanian workers.
3. This Object of Aiud was not the only object to be found. There were two more objects along with the wedge but the other two were actually Mastodon bones, dating back to a period somewhere between the Miocene and Pleistocene periods. All three objects were actually buried 32 feet deep in sand.
4. Unable to figure out what it was, the workers sent the object to Cluj-Napoca archaeological institute for inspection and that is where the object’s dimensions were measured to be 20.2 cm in length, 12.5 cm in width and 7 cm in height.
5. A study conducted under Dr. Niederkorn of Institute for the Study of Metals and of Non-metallic Minerals of Magurele, Romania confirmed that The Aluminum Wedge of Aiud was made of alloy of extremely complex metal.
6. Florin Gheorghita (a famed ufologist in Romania) studied the reports and concluded that the alloy was made up of 12 different elements of which 89% was aluminum.
7. The rest of the elements present in the object were gallium in trace amounts, 0.0002% silver, 0.0003% bismuth, 0.0023% cobalt, 0.0024% nickel, 0.11% cadmium, 0.2% zirconium, 0.33% pond, 0.41% lead, 1.81% zinc, 2.84% silicon and 6.2% copper.