Dropa discs . Stone disc, with two fine grooves that spiral in from the edge to the central hole perhaps unlike the Phaestos Disc.
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The disks were dated to be 10,000 to 12,000 years older by far than the great pyramids of Egypt , only in theory, since since the pyramids have been dated by the “context” and their original date of construction is unknown, They could be much older than what is believed to be quite fantastic, but the amazement was multiplied even more. 716 discs were found.
And each one had an incredible secret. The slot, after further inspection, was not exactly a slot in all of them, but a line continued with strange hieroglyphs, a script.
Dropa discs, as they say, are only 30 cm in diameter. However, a black and white photograph, which according to Hausdorf and others belongs to a Dropa disc, clearly shows a disc resting on a seat, several feet in diameter, devoid of any brand.
In 1974 , Ernst Wegerer , an Austrian engineer, photographed two disks that matched the descriptions of the Dropa Stones. He was on a guided tour of the Bampo Museum in Xian , when he saw the exposed stone discs with a hole in the center of each disc and hieroglyphics in grooves, partly crumbled, resembling a spiral.
The discs were stored at Beijing University from the day of their discovery. During those 24 years, others had tried to decipher the strange inscriptions on the discs, but without success. It was Professor Tsum Um Nui who, in 1962 and upon learning of the history of the discs, set out to decipher the meaning of the discs.
He and his colleagues sensed that the spiral grooves were not simple drawings, but rather, an incredibly old script, engraved in some unknown way and almost microscopic in size.
If this were true, it would be the oldest known writing in the world, as, as discussed above, the disks are 8,000 to 12,000 years old.
Once the characters on all the discs were copied, Professor Tsum Um Nui and his colleagues began the arduous task of trying to decipher their content. Finally, testing, exchanging drawings for words and phrases, he came to decipher part of the code or script.
This done, he set about ordering the discs, in the most consistent way he could, and thus doing a partial transcription. The story on the records was simply amazing.