This is one of the most mysterious artifacts in the world. It was discovered in the territory of Colombia, and was called the Genetic disc. It is 27 centimeters in diameter, and weighs about 2 kilograms.
Both sides are covered in illustrations of the intrauterine fetal development in all stages. Nowadays, this process is observed by doctors using special equipment.
But how was this knowledge known 6 000 years ago? And what other knowledge could have been possessed by the obscure civilization which made the disc?
Drawings that cannot be repeated
Colombian professor, Jeime Gutierrez Lega, has been gathering unexplained ancient objects for years. Most of the artifacts from his collection have been discovered in explorations of the almost inaccessible region of Sutatausa, in the province of Cundinamarca. They are stones with illustrations of people and animals and baffling symbols and inscriptions in an unknown language.
The main exhibits of the professor’s collection are the Genetic (also embryonic) disc, among other possessions, made from lydites – a stone, first mined in Lydia, an ancient country in the western part of Malaysia.
The stone is similar to granite in the matter of hardness, but it also processes a layered structure along with the hardness, which makes it very difficult to work with.
The stone is also known as darlingite, radiolarite, and basanite, and has a bright color. Since ancient times, it has been used for the manufacturing of jewels and mosaics. But cutting something from it should have been impossible using the tools possessed by humans 6,000 years ago.
The problem comes from its layered structure, because it will automatically break upon contact with incisors. And still, the genetic disc is made from this mineral, and the drawings on it more closely resemble a print rather than a carving.
It is obvious that when the mineral underwent treatment, a technique unknown to us was used. Its secret remains a mystery to this day.
Masters of underground tunnels
Another mystery is the place where the stone was discovered. Professor Lega discovered it in the possession of a local citizen, who claimed he found the stone disc with the inscriptions somewhere around the city of Sutatausa.
However, some researchers (for example writer of science fiction, Erich von Däniken) suppose that the disc could be from the rare collection of Father Carlos Crespi – a missionary who worked in Ecuador in the middle of the 20th century. Father Crespi bought ancient objects from local citizens, which they found in fields or jungles – from ceramics of the Incas to stone tablets
The priest never categorized his collection, but it is known that there were objects which did not pertain to any one of the known ancient cultures of South America. Mainly, these were objects made from different metals, but there were also stone circles and tablets covered with inscriptions and drawings.
After the death of the priest some valuables from his collection were given to the Vatican, and others were just thrown away.
According to Crespi himself, local citizens discovered the drawing-covered tablets not far from the Ecuadorian city of Cuenca – in underground tunnels and chambers located throughout the jungles. The priest also claimed that there was an ancient system of underground tunnels, 200 kilometers long, from Cuenca to the jungles. Couldn’t the Genetic disc somehow be related to the people who build these underground structures?
Illustrations on the stone circle
The illustrations on the disc are also a source of many questions. The entire process of the beginning of human life is illustrated on the circumference of both sides with incredible accuracy – the purpose of male and female reproductive organs, the moment of conception, development of the fetus inside the womb and the birth of the baby.
On the left part of the disc (if we are to imagine the circle as a dial on a watch – the location of 11 o’clock) a clear drawing of sperm with no spermatozoids and next to it – one with spermatozoids (the author probably wanted to illustrate the birth of the male seed).
For the record – spermatozoids weren’t discovered until 1677 by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and his student. As is known, this event was preceded by the invention of the microscope. But the illustrations on the disc prove that there was presence of such knowledge in ancient times.
And at the position of 1 o’clock, one can see several completely formed spermatozoids. Next to it is a baffling drawing – scientists still haven’t come to a conclusion as to what it means. Around the position of 3 o’clock there are images of a man, woman, and child.
A fetus in several stages of development, which end in the formation of a baby, is illustrated on the upper part of the opposite side of the disc. The drawing shows the evolution of intrauterine life. And in the region of 6 o’clock, a man and woman are illustrated once again.
A study determined that there really are illustrations of the basic stages of development of a human fetus, and they can easily be identified.
Other artifacts from the collection
There are other objects in Gutierrez’s collection that are made from lydites. They obviously belonged to the mysterious representatives of the unknown civilization as well.
For example, there is a multi-figured statue with the image of a mother and child on one side and a man with hunting gear on the other.
There is also an unusual knife. At the top (on the handle), there is an image of a mother’s head, an a bit lower – a child’s head, whose neck is wrapped in umbilical cord. This knife was obviously used to cut the umbilical cord of the newborn.
Besides the artifacts, there are numerous other objects which were most likely used for medical reasons. They stand out because of the perfection of their form, even though they are so small in size.
No one was able to figure out how these objects were made, but everyone agreed – it would be impossible for such perfect instruments (from that mineral) to be made today. They are suitable for any hand-size – that is how accurately they were made.
Thousands of years ago
Which period do the genetic disc and other medical instruments belong to?
Geological expertise, led by the National University of Colombia, shows that the objects belong to the Prehistoric Era and falsification of data is out of the question.
Researchers have determined their age to be at least 6,000 years old and they do not belong to any of the existing Colombian cultures of South America.
For now, no one can explain what kinds of technologies were used in the production of these objects. From all the studies and discoveries we can make the conclusion that they all belong to an unknown and highly developed civilization of the past and mainstream history cannot say anything about its existence.