Ancient Mesoamerican Sculptures Found to Intentionally Incorporate Magnetism

Follow The Daily Grail on Facebook¬†and on¬†Twitter for more fascinating stories on alternative history and beyond-the-paradigm science. The earliest known evidence for ancient knowledge of magnetism is the writing of the sixth century BCE Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus, who described the attraction between a magnetite-rich lodestone and fragments of iron. However, there is some circumstantial evidence that an understanding of magnetism existed in Mesoamerica before even then: a magnetized bar unearthed at the Olmec site of San Lorenzo in … Continue reading Ancient Mesoamerican Sculptures Found to Intentionally Incorporate Magnetism