Since the time humans started walking on earth, many civilizations grew, flourished, and ended. Left alone for decades, the proof of their existence slowly got buried under layers of sand and earth. Every now and then, archaeologists stumble upon many such objects that are reminiscence of those lost civilizations. These artifacts reveal a lot about the way our ancestors lived. But there are some ancient objects that peak our curiosity by keeping its secret under wraps. Here are 10 such ancient artifacts that are shrouded in mystery.
1. Dashka Stone
The Dashka Stone, also known as the “Map of the Creator,” is a controversial artifact, which some believe to be the guidelines used by the architect of the world. Some experts believe the stone map to be 120 million years old. Made from an aerial perspective, this map raises the question of how such advance technology existed in those times.
The Daksha Stone was discovered in the Ural mountains in Bashkortostan, Russia on July 21, 1999. After discovery, the 907 kg stone was brought to Bashkir University, Russia, where it was examined by Alexander Nikolayevich Chuvyrov, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Science, and his team.
The results achieved by examining the patterns on the Dashka Stone left the researchers stunned. Patterns on the stone show a highly accurate topographical map of Bashkortostan, Russia. It also indicates the location of Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan. According to Chuvyrov, the map marks various waterworks, dams, and water intakes. The accuracy with which the map is created and the perspective indicate that it was created from an aerial view. That’s why it is also known as the “Map of the Creator.” Also, there are numerous inscriptions on the map which have not been deciphered yet.
Another intriguing fact about the Daksha Stone is that it is not entirely made of a uniform material. Rather, there are three layers. The first layer is of cement or a ceramic compound based on dolomite, the second layer is diopside glass enriched with silicon, and the third layer is made of a calcium-porcelain mixture. The three-layered composition of the Dashka Stone indicates that it was artificially made by an ancient civilization with both highly technical and cultural levels. Some researchers insist that the stone is not artificial as the layering of one mineral over another often occurs in nature. According to them, the patterns formed over the stone is nothing but a random, crystallographic effect.(1,2)