The earliest evidence we have about the existence of this material belongs to Plato. In Critias, one of his dialogues philosophical thinker wrote in 360 BC '' All the outer walls of the temple, except the peaks were covered with silver, and tops with gold. Inside the house, the roof was of ivory, curiously wrought everywhere with gold and silver and Orichalcum; All other parts, walls, columns and floor were covered with Orichalcum ". Plato was referring to one of the temples dedicated to gods Poseidon and Cleito of Atlantis. It should be noted that the philosopher knew only the name of the material in question without ever having seen it.
Another intriguing feature highlights scrap material. "The whole wall, farthest that surround the city was covered with brass, tin next, and the third wall that surround the city, shone by red Orichalcum". So, the material reflects sunlight reddish hues, but cee needles can slip reader is referred to the temple Plato was surrounded by three fences covered with three different materials: brass, tin, Orichalcum. With all our indulgence is very hard to accept that someone decided to build three walls surrounding the detention and has given so much attention edge aesthetic that has chosen three stories quite difficult to achieve in that time and as such Very expensive.
The Inventor Orichalcum Cadmus is credited to be the mythological founder of the ancient city of Thebes.
According to Enrico Mattievich, physics professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, who conducted a number of studies in mineralogy, paleontology and archeology, Orichalcum rooted in the Peruvian Andes. He says that the ancient Greeks discovered in America, a metal alloy like fire, similar to the description of Plato, which was found in one set of jaguars metal Chavin, which proved to be made of 9% Copper, 76 % gold and 15% silver.
expectations for scientific research and study of ancient metal supply routes from the ancient Mediterranean".
"I knew Orichalcum thanks ancient texts and a few decorative items," said in a statement the same researcher.