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Amazing Crystal Weapons Discovered Within 5000 Year Old Megalithic Tomb in Spain


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 812 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Archaeologists in Spain have unearthed an extremely rare set of weapons including a long dagger blade, 25 arrowheads and cores used for creating the artifacts, all made of crystal. The finding was made inside megalithic tombs...



   

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Harry Knapp (0)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 6:40 am
interesting article to read.
 

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 11:29 am
As for practicality, wouldn't rock crystal break on impact...once entering a body that would mean shards in various places and much harder to remove. Thanx Marty.
 

Lenore K (0)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:28 pm
ok
 

Marty Powell (151)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 3:57 pm
Rock crystal is very durable, actually. However it is EXTREMELY hard to work. The knife blade is a fantastice example of not only a very skilled knapper but a source of very pure crystal. I am a knapper and consider myself very skilled yet I doubt I could reproduce this.
 

John B (185)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 4:55 pm
Thanks Marty for the link to the article by Theodoros Karasavvas. Amazing artifacts! As I read the article I was thinking how could they fashion a crystal blade or arrowhead. Thanks to your comment I now know. I've seen a knapper work flint and chert but had no idea rock crystal could be knaped.
Noted
 

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 29, 2017, 11:27 pm
Interesting. Thanks Marty
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 2:25 am
Interesting Marty, and your additional comment is as well.
 

Mariana L (83)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 10:34 am
WOW ,noted thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 10:46 am
Thanks, it's very interesting.
 

Lenore K (0)
Thursday March 30, 2017, 2:58 pm
ok
 

Winn A (179)
Friday March 31, 2017, 8:58 am
Very interesting thanks
 

Peggy B (43)
Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:05 am
Awesome
 
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