So I know there is a lot of controversy about the mummies. One thing that stuck out to me was the osmium implant in one of them. I can’t speak to the validity of the specimens but if I were to hoax a mummy I would be an absolute madman to put osmium in there. Osmium is the rarest non radioactive element. It is harder than diamond. It is so rare that to get one ounce of it you would have to refine 10000 tons of platinum. It you could go to mine it directly from one of only 4 protected osmium mines that we know of. They are located in Russia Canada South Africa and the United States. The minable deposits are less than 17 cubic meters. So let’s say I get the most scare precious metal in enough quantities to make the implant. Well it’s toxic AF and simply hearing it up to kept it can kill you. It’s such a weird addition to a hoaxed mummy. This is something I cannot wrap my head around. Also osmium was discovered in the 1800s and the mummies seem to carbin date to much older.

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