This story started a century ago when a German Prospector stumbled upon a diamond in the Namibian desert. It was nothing short of a miracle. From there on the region was named “Forbidden territory.” No need to say this unexpected finding whetted the curiosity of everyone who heard about them. A diamond company sent some miners to mine the region in search of diamonds. However, the real surprise came a century later when a miner found a copper ingot. The territory was concealing a huge treasure.
The Forbidden Zone
It all began in 1908. A German prospector made an unexpected discovery when he found a diamond in the Namibian Desert. The region was then labeled as “forbidden territory.” The incident was followed by Germans entry into the desert in search of more diamonds. However, little did anyone know that this mysterious desert was concealing something way more than that.
Mining Their Business
100s of years down the line and the territory has seen lots of mining by the Namibian government and diamond company DeBeers. They have been running a joint operation in the region. However, German prospector had no idea that the very place they were probing on was hiding an unimaginable mystery.
A miner while working found something unexpected buried inside the soil of the desert. Something that had been out of view for about half a millennia. The man was looking for diamonds when he stumbled upon some odd items that looked nothing like diamonds but held a great significance. The discovery was made in April of 2008.
The man was not sure what had he found as it was spherical in shape. It definitely not look natural. Perhaps, the object was a part of something bigger. Whatever it was, the object was very confusing. And he needed to find out what was it.
The man finally understood that he was holding a copper ingot in his hand. Interestingly, the ingot had a trident shaped mark on it. Well, this unexpected discovery really piqued his interest and he began looking for more ingots.
The 16th Century
If we believe experts, in ancient times this ingot was taken in use for the trading of spices in the Indies. This took place at the starting of the 16th century. However, this assumption does not justify its presence in the middle of the desert. What was it doing there?