posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 08:50 AM
It seems amazing but nevertheless true that in antiquity there were temples erected and constructed in such a way that by the use of magnetism the
deity of those places was made to levitate in free air. It would seam that loadstone, a naturally magnetic mineral was carved and placed within these
temples in an arrangement which allowed an Iron statue of the temples deity to float.
“..the temple of Arsinoe was to have been vaulted with magnetic stone, in order to receive a hovering statue of Arsinoe made of iron, according to
the arrangement of Ptolemaus Philadelphus, but who, as well as the architect, died before the completion of the temple..”
that an ancient image in the Serapium at Alexandria was 'suspended by magnetic force'.
that 'in the temple of Diana hung an iron Cupid without being held by any band'
In India a temple constructed in the pyramidal (Vimana) style of Maya asura once had a huge capstone made from loadstone whilst another was said to
be located underground which allowed the temples deity to float in the air. Although damaged and missing its capstone the black pagoda(Sun temple at
Konark) temple still stands today. Iron bands are incorporated with the courses of stone blocks which compose the temple wall as if to shape the
magnetic lines of force created by the temples capstone.
"The Uniqueness of the Sun Temple at Konark lies in the fact that it was built using the concept of magnets. The peak of the temple was said to be a
giant 52 ton magnet. The statue of the Sun inside the temple was said to be floating free in air based on the unique arrangements of the main magnet
and the reinforced magnets around the temple walls. Between every two stone pieces in the temple there lies an iron plate. The temple was constructed
from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty."