Ancient Iron alloy of India is a non-rusting Iron alloy, an example of advanced ancient technology. Water and humidity (water vapour) usually rusts Iron, turning Iron into Iron Oxide, through Chemical reaction. But the surface area of this special alloy forms a coating of Iron Hydroxide crystals, known as Lepidocrocite (γ-FeOOH), when in contact with water. These Iron Hydroxide crystal (Lepidocrocite) layer then prevents further direct contact with water.
Iron alloy formula[edit | edit source]
- Iron - 98%
- Phosphorus - 1%
- Vajra Sangatha alloy
- 8 parts Lead - 0.66%
- 2 parts bell-metal: alloy of Copper & Tin - 0.17%
- 4 parts Copper
- 1 part Tin
- 2 parts Calx of Brass (Brass oxide) - 0.17%
Iron pillar of Delhi[edit | edit source]
The Iron pillar of Delhi is a rust-proof Iron Pillar that has withstood the test of time from a Pre-civilization, through thousands of years of rains. It is 23.8 feet high and 16 inches wide(diameter).
Sanskrit on the pillar[edit | edit source]
The Iron pillar contains a Sanskrit record of someone named Chandra who conquered the Indian subcontinent, from the Indus river to the Indian ocean, in ancient times. The record says this Chandra has ascended with his body intact to the next plane of existence.
J. F. Fleet's 1888 translation
(Verse 1) He, on whose arm fame was inscribed by the sword, when, in battle in the Vanga countries (Bengal), he kneaded (and turned) back with (his) breast the enemies who, uniting together, came against (him); – he, by whom, having crossed in warfare the seven mouths of the (river) Sindhu, the Vahlikas were conquered; – he, by the breezes of whose prowess the southern ocean is even still perfumed; –
(Verse 2) He, the remnant of the great zeal of whose energy, which utterly destroyed (his) enemies, like (the remnant of the great glowing heat) of a burned-out fire in a great forest, even now leaves not the earth; though he, the king, as if wearied, has quit this earth, and has gone to the other world, moving in (bodily) from to the land (of paradise) won by (the merit of his) actions, (but) remaining on (this) earth by (the memory of his) fame; –
(Verse 3) By him, the king, attained sole supreme sovereignty in the world, acquired by his own arm and (enjoyed) for a very long time; (and) who, having the name of Chandra, carried a beauty of countenance like (the beauty of) the full-moon,-having in faith fixed his mind upon (the god) Vishnu, this lofty standard of the divine Vishnu was set up on the hill (called) Vishnupada.
Michael Willis in his book 'Archaeology of Hindu Ritual',
The residue of the king's effort – a burning splendour which utterly destroyed his enemies – leaves not the earth even now, just like (the residual heat of) a burned-out conflagration in a great forest. He, as if wearied, has abandoned this world, and resorted in actual form to the other world – a place won by the merit of his deeds – (and although) he has departed, he remains on earth through (the memory of his) fame (kīrti).
non-rusting Iron in Egypt[edit | edit source]
A Rust-proof iron dagger was found in king Tutankhamun's tomb.