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Researchers in China find a 2,000-year-old sword as sharp as when it was just crafted

The 2,300-year-old sword has taken experts by surprise since despite its antiquity, the sword, and its sheath are in perfect state of conservation. Experts indicate that the sword did not oxidize because the tomb chamber had been sealed. Chinese archaeologists have discovered in the Henan Province (central-eastern China) a steel sword forged more than 2,300 years ago. According to the news agency TASS, the sword was discovered during the excavation of a tomb in Xinyang city. Despite its antiquity, the sword, and its sheath are in perfect state of conservation….

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Mysterious Viking Sword Made With Technology From the Future?

The Viking sword Ulfberht was made of metal so pure it baffled archaeologists. It was thought the technology to forge such metal was not invented for another 800 or more years, during the Industrial Revolution. About 170 Ulfberhts have been found, dating from 800 to 1,000 A.D. A NOVA, National Geographic documentary titled “Secrets of the Viking Sword”, first aired in 2012, took a look at the enigmatic sword’s metallurgic composition. In the process of forging iron, the ore must be heated to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit to liquify, allowing the…

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