Rust Resistant Iron Pillar Since Thousand Year Ago

At the Qutub Minar Complex in Delhi, there is a standing pillar of iron. These pillars are not ordinary pillars since they were built thousands of years ago. Making it special is no exception to the fact that this iron does not rust despite having been in the rain and heat for thousands of years.


This iron pillar is also known as The Iron Pillar of Delhi. The Iron Pillar of Delhi is an iron pillar weighing about 6.5 tonnes with a height of 7.3 meters.

On the side of the pillar is ancient writing, while at the upper end there is a chakra carving and inscription in the saintly characters. The inscription was later translated by a British archaeologist named James Prinsep.

The results of this translation of the inscription are later revealed in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The Sanskrit words on the pillar include praise to the Lord Vishnu as well as a tribute to a ruler named Chandra.


Chandra is referred to as Chandragupta Vikramaditya. According to the research, it is believed that this pillar was built during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya (Gupta Empire) in India around 375-413 AD. So this pillar is about 1600 years old.

As mentioned above, the advantage of this iron pillar is its ability to withstand corrosion. It is well known that iron is a rapidly decaying material, especially when exposed to heat and rain for many years, and this is 1600 year old steel.

Upon completion of this survey, the technology, equipment, and techniques in the manufacture of steel are advanced and use pure iron up to 99%. The technique of making pure iron to such a degree has been recently discovered in modern times through the technique of electrolysis.

So how is it possible that in ancient times metallurgy was known? These Delhi iron pillars are one that has proven ancient civilization to be very advanced than today.

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