“Rock crystal” means clear quartz.
This is seriously cool stuff– one of the pictures looks like something from a video game.
Archaeologists in Spain have unearthed a megalithic tomb near Valencia. Besides the expected discoveries of pottery and assorted offerings for the dead, they stumbled upon a fascinating anomaly. Whoever was buried in the tomb had wealth – enough to have daggers and arrowheads made of crystal! Since most arrowheads in the region were made of flint, these and the daggers would have been astronomically expensive at the time. Only someone of position and affluence could afford these beautiful weapons.
There were other amazing items discovered in the tomb as well, but the daggers and arrowheads are the undisputed stars of the show. Who made them? Were they left on an altar of sacrifice, as the archaeologists believe? Or is there more to the story? We will never know the whole truth this side of eternity. But it is fun to speculate and dream of what might have been and who…
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