In 2002, a team of scientists was sent to analyze a mysterious pyramid located In China’s Qinghai Province near Mount Baigong. There, they discovered three caves filled with iron pipes that plunged into a nearby salt-water lake. What’s odd is that these pipes could be 150,000 years old.
According to Ancient Origins:
Dating done by the Beijing Institute of Geology determined these iron pipes were smelted about 150,000 years ago, if they were indeed made by humans[…].
The dating was done using thermoluminescence, a technique that determines how long ago crystalline mineral was exposed to sunlight or heated. Humans are only thought to have inhabited the region for the past 30,000 years. Even within the known history of the area, the only humans to inhabit the region were nomads whose lifestyle would not leave any such structures behind.
So if human beings really made these things, historians will have to re-evaluate their entire prehistoric knowledge!
Right now, scientists are throwing different theories in an attempt to make sense of these Ooparts (out of place artifact).
Yang Ji, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, believe the pipes were erected by intelligent beings. He didn’t rule out the idea that alien lifeforms might be the masterminds of this project. We suspect he’s a big fan of the last Indiana Jones movie.
Others think the pipes were naturally formed: either by fossilization of tree roots or solidification of iron-rich magma that erupted from the deep Earth.
To further add to the mystery, some pipes were found to be radioactive. Perhaps they justdiscovered an old Chinese nuclear site. China doesn’t have the cleanest nuclear past after all…
Last year, archaeologists discovered 9, 000-year-old flutes in Henan Province, proving that Chinese were busting out beats for way longer than historians thought.
By Aliaume Leroy
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