The enigma of the Dashka Stone




The Dashka stone is a unique artifact of unknown origin with (supposedly) a three-dimensional map of the Urals region. The stone was found in the village of Chandra in Bashkortostan in the Russian Federation. According to researchers, the Dashka Stone is proof of the existence of an ancient civilization with high technical and cultural levels. While it may also serve to confirm the views of creationists on the civilization of people before and shortly after the Universal Flood, there were many ancient legends in the Bashkortostan area about strange plaques with ornaments. In 1921, the historian Vakhrushev, who visited the Chandar, mentioned them in his report. The article speaks of six tables, but four have been lost. A stone slab measuring 1.5 meters by one meter more than 20 cm thick was transported to Bashkiria State University, headed by the rector, professor, doctor in Physical Sciences and Mathematics Alexander Nikolayevich Chuvyrov.

Map of the Creator (also known as the Dashka stone) in Bashkiria, Russia, 20 million years ago. The history of this Stone begins when Alexandre Chuvyrov, Ph.D. in physical and mathematical sciences and professor at Bashkiriev State University in the company of a Chinese student Huan Hun, decided to study the hypothesis that the ancient Chinese population emigrated to the areas of Siberia and the Urals. During their expeditions to Bashkir, they found several cave engravings in ancient Chinese that dealt mostly with trade, weddings and deaths.

During these investigations, they found in the archive of the Governor General of Ufa eighteenth-century notes relating the existence, near the village of Chandar in the Nurimanov region, of some 200 mysterious engraved stone tablets. Other sources indicate that in the 17th and 18th centuries, expeditions of Russian scientists to the Urals had studied these 200 white tablets that had different signs and motifs engraved on them. There were also other notes indicating that at the beginning of the 20th century, archaeologist A. Schmidt had also seen these white tablets in Bashkir.

Alexandre Chuvyrov formed a team of students to continue the research and in 1998 began his expedition. After several unsuccessful attempts, A. Chuvyrov began to distrust and suspect that it was only a legend. But his luck changed. A year later, in July 1999, the ex-president of the Local Agricultural Council, Vladimir Krainov, told him that in his search for these stones, he had found one of them half buried in the courtyard of a house. A week later, the extraction of the Dashka stone began for study at Ufa University.

Unbelieving, Dr. Chuvyrov went to verify the authenticity of the stone. It was located under the portico of a house and was impossible to move due to its size and weight: 148 centimeters high by 106 centimeters wide, 16 centimeters thick, and at least one ton of weight. A week later, the extraction of the “stone” began for further study. The large stone was transported to the university.

In the Republic of Bashkorkostan (Bachkiria) in the Urals region of eastern Russia, there is a three-dimensional area depicted in the Dashka Stone, an inexplicable fact for science.

Unexpectedly, it contained a three-dimensional map. Additional research by a group of Chinese and Russian specialists determined that the map showed the Ural region. The geological structure of the excavation was composed of three levels: the base, a 14-centimeter thick dolomite; the middle layer, or second layer, contains the engraved image and is made of diopside crystal; and the third layer, made of 2 millimeters of calcium porcelain and supposedly protects the map against knocks.

Vertical hieroglyphic-syllabic inscriptions appear on the tablet. At first scientists thought that the map could be the work of the ancient Chinese because of its similarity. But after searching in different books and not finding any inscription similar to those it was impossible to decipher them.

Different X-rays confirmed that the stone was made with precision instruments, a simple stone carver would not have been able to achieve such a relief and probably the tablet is part of a mosaic formed by other slabs. It is probably part of a “puzzle” measuring 340 m x 340 m and Pr Chuvyrov intends to locate the other 4 missing elements of the ensemble… will continue….

The geographical relief of Bashkir has not changed much in a few million years and with the help of specialists in cartography, topography, geology, etc. it was quickly possible to identify Mount Ufa, its fault, the different rivers of the Urals region, the Ufa fault in Sterlitimak; thus it could also be deduced that the map is made at a scale of 1 cm: 1.1 km.

The map also indicates the use of civil engineering by creating a giant system of canals approximately 12,000 kilometers long and 500 meters wide, and 12 reservoirs between 300 and 500 meters wide, 10 km long and 3 km deep each.

These reservoirs fed the different supply networks and required the extraction of at least 1000 cubic metres of earth. Compared to the current channel from the Volga to the Don, it would look like a simple scratch.

Dr. Chuvyrov and his team thought the age of the slab was about 3000 years. Carbon 14 analyses gave erratic and inconclusive results. In a more detailed analysis, the presence of two shells was discovered in the stone, one 50 and the other 120 million years old; but nothing allows us to know whether or not the shells were already fossilized at the time the map was created.

Research carried out by the Wisconsin Centre of Historical Cartography proposed that the map could only be produced from aerial surveys. This research continues in the USA. It needs very powerful computer processing and a comprehensive aerospace examination, using satellite data.

Dr. Chuvyrov is very circumspect about the map authors: “I don’t like to talk about UFOs or extraterrestrials. So we call the map’s author – simply – the Creator.