Six Baffling Historical Artifacts

By Pen Cooper


The Iron Pillar of Delhi

There are some artifacts in history that historians do not agree on. Although a lot of researchers and code-breakers have tried to prove or disprove them, there are still, to this day, many things that remain a mystery. 

Built during the rule of Chandragupta II, with an advanced metallic composition that is only known to the builders, this Iron Pillar of Delhi is 1,600 years old and hasn’t rusted despite its age. Standing 22 feet high, according to experts, it was probably built by welding pieces of wrought iron together. The iron’s high phosphorus content produces a protective film that covers the surface of the iron which keeps it from rusting. A one-of-a-kind, this pillar has, and still does, puzzle and impress tourists as well as historians, being constructed by the only culture in the world, at the time, to possess the capability.