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Mysterious Dashka Stone Of Russia

By James Donahue

Among the anomalies believed to have been passed down to us from an ancient civilization that existed in the ancient past is the Dashka Stone, a large flat stone discovered in 1999 in Chandar, Russia, that appears to be an accurate map of the world embedded in rock.

Professor Aleksandr Chuvyrov of Bashkir State University, discovered the map in the stone while researching stories of a Chinese migration into Siberia and the Ural region. He knew of multiple rock-carved records in old Chinese that contained personal vital records of people who once lived in the area. During the research Chuvyrov also found in the archives of Ufa some references to 200 engraved tablets located in or near Chandar.

During his search for the tablets he met Vladimir Krainov, who had been using a large rock slab as a doorstep at his home. Because the stone was sinking, Krainov decided to dig it up and dispose of the rock, but in doing so he noticed strange hieroglyphic markings on it that appeared to be covered with a porcelain finish.

After showing the stone to Chuvyrov, a team of researchers at the university determined it to be a three dimensional relief map of the Ural Region that contained amazingly precise dimensions. It appeared to show civil engineering work including irrigation systems and dams.

Chuvyrov called it the Dashka Stone, named after his granddaughter who was born the week of the stone’s discovery. Others dubbed it the "Map of the Creator."

The more they examined the stone, the more researchers at the university marveled at it. The discovery of the fossil remains in the slab gave researchers material to determine its age. They were shocked to discover that it dated back 120 million years.

The slab also has writing in its side. The research team first assumed the writing was Chinese, but then discovered it was an ancient language and unknown to modern linguists.

The slab was found to be a map showing part of the region and worked to a scale of about 1:1100. The Sutolka and Ufimka Rivers are clearly identified. Also depicted is a giant irrigation system with two sets of canals and 12 massive dams. If represented to scale, such earthworks had to have required an amazing amount of earth to build.

The map also shows a tracing of the Belaya River, but shows it as part of the irrigation system. It may be the only part of the old irrigation system that remains in place today. The rock appears to have been broken away from a larger slab which may have been a world map.

Chuvyrov, who is a physicist, said he believes the stone was machined. He noted that an examination by X-ray showed that the slab was made of artificial materials and appeared to have been made with precision tools.

The map depicts two channel systems, 12 dams, but no roads thus indicating that the map was intended for aerial navigation. And this, of course, begs the question . . . how advanced was the civilization that created such a map? And how far back into antiquity does it go?

Yet another revelation comes to mind if the map is a real depiction of the earth dating back millions of years in the past. That is the story of the world-wide flood is incorrect. That the topography of the area, including the rivers, has remained almost unchanged, suggests that a great flood never happened.

Like all such discoveries that challenge the written historical and Biblical record as we have known it, the Dishka Map has its critics. They are saying the "map" is a natural phenomenon and that people looking at its lines and markings are only seeing what they wish to see.

People like that . . . stuck to holding on to old and established stories of the world’s mysterious past . . . seem to lack imagination and a willingness to explore new ideas. Their lives must be quite dull.