# Ancient Celtic mirror with a depiction of complex mathematical fractal

How an alien civilization, representatives of which many thousands of years ago supposedly visited our planet, could make a contact with us — people living in the XXI century?

It can be assumed that it used the same «language», how are we sending into the depths of the Universe message, addressed to the representatives of extraterrestrial intelligence (for example, the message on Board both American probes Voyager and pioneer), i.e. the universal language — the language of mathematics.

Maybe they tried to leave such messages in the form of a sort of «time capsule». And it is possible that human culture in its religious architecture, oral and written traditions, art and so on. inherited some of these messages.

On the Verso of one bronze Celtic mirror, whose age — more than two millennia, preserved exquisite, highly artistic ornaments. In its symbolism is reflected wonderfully interwoven fractals or the Mandelbrot set.

What is fractals?

Using the geometry of fractals it is possible to represent complex mathematical concepts. For the first time this concept in 1983 introduced in wide use the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. Using them can reliably mathematically describe certain objects, formations and processes, and for these fractals characteristic known fundamental geometric pattern, or the like.

Fractals

If you carefully examine them with an increasingly large increase, it appears that every time we go back to the same original forms. In this way it is possible to describe natural processes, phenomena and objects with much higher accuracy than using traditional formulas or calculations.

The study of fractals is, in large measure, the «child» of the computer age because of the description of the Mandelbrot or Julia, for example, required a huge number of mathematical operations. Optically transformed into different planes and dimensions, forming a surprisingly graceful symmetrical ornamental configuration, fractals constantly — up to infinity — increase in size.

And here it is necessary to emphasize the most important: the whole world of animate and inanimate nature, the whole universe both in the micro and microsmart from a mathematical point of view consists of fractals.

The mirror in question dates back to the world of Celtic culture. In the period between 350 BC and first centuries BC, the Celts full ruled the lands of present-day France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovenia, and later spread throughout Europe.

This is a bronze mirror found in Desborough, Northamptonshire. Drawing fractals on its reverse side made in the Celtic style of La Tene (La Tene culture). The artifact dates back to 50 BC. Mirror diameter 36 cm

On the reverse side of this mirror shows two bilaterally symmetric Mandelbrot set, are identical to each other and disintegrating into a small area, but in the end reducible to large values.

If this picture did not happen (which is highly unlikely) spontaneous glimpse of the genius of an obscure Celtic artist, who created these forms purely by chance, in this case, before us — a real fractal two thousand years of antiquity, and, moreover, such a complex, what we can get today only with the help of complex calculations on your computer.

The next step in the analysis of this mirror, apparently, will be that mathematics will wonder and try to figure out what exactly the function depicted here. What carries this mathematical formula, it’s a message with which some information was transferred directly from the past in our time?

An enlarged fragment of the pattern on the mirror

Apparently, the arm mirrors is also an integral part of this message. In its design it is easy to discern the outlines of overlapping circles or rings, the upper ring as it increases the primary motive of the fractal.

It is possible — with the known stretch — to assume that it depicts the emergence of our Universe and the Universe is double, composed of antimatter (which symbolizes mirroring one half of the fractal is the other) that occurred after the collapse of a previous Universe.

This assumption is based on the hypothesis of a pulsating Universe, which originated in the Big Bang and since then constantly expanding, then again to shrink, becoming a «Big crunch», then there will be a new «Big Bang», and everything starts over again. But to prove — or disprove — the hypothesis can only new, more accurate mathematical research.

There are other ancient Celtic bronze mirror in the style of La Tene and with a pattern similar to fractals. Although here it is much more primitive than the artifact of Desborough. What is encoded in these images?

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