When it comes to unexplained mysteries, very few seem to be as incredible and irrefutable as the Ural Relief Map. In 1995, Aleksander Chuvyrov, Professor of Mathematical and Physical Science at Bashkir State University in Russia, was investigating hypotheses of the immigration of Chinese Migrants to Siberia and the Urals. During his research he heard an account from the 18th century telling of a series of strange white slabs scrawled with some unknown language.
As they were supposedly situated in an area central to his study, a remote village named Chandar in the southern Urals, Chuvyrov thought the stones could be of Chinese Origin. He organized a team and helicopter to try and locate them. After conducting an extensive search, he was fadeup as he had assumed that they will never find the traces of those elusive stones. It was then that a village elder approached him and asked him to take a look at a strange slab he found in his back yard.
The slab Chuvyrov witnessed was the Ural Relief Map, also dubbed “The Map of the Creator” showing a relief scale of the entire southern Urals. The slab, which is today famous as the “Dashka Stone”, accurately shows its three main rivers, the Belya, Ufimka and Sutolka, as well as the Ufa canyon.
After the map was studied further, it was understood to show a giant irrigation system, consisting of two 500-meter-wide channel systems, 12 dams, each 400 meters wide, 10km long and 3km deep. It is calculated that 1 quadrillion cubic meters of earth were shifted to allow for the dams to be built!
After initial tests failed to provide an accurate age for the Dashka Stone, a breakthrough was made when two types of prehistoric shell were found embedded in its surface, Navicopsina munitus and Ecculiomphalus Princeps. The first one existed 500 million years ago, while the latter one existed 120 million years ago. This fact forced scientists to place the slab’s actual age at 120 million years.
A geological test of the slab concluded that it consisted of three layers, the base being 14cm thick dolomite, the second being a diopside glass which was totally unknown to science till then, while the third is a protective layer of calcium porcelain.
Chuvyrov said, “It should be noted, that the relief has not been manually made by an ancient stonecutter. It is simply impossible. It is obvious that the stone was machined.” X-ray photocopies confirmed it was made by precision tools. Interestingly many researchers believe that the map is actually part of a larger artifact ― a relief map of the entire world, due to the crudeness of the areas around the map’s perimeter.
Soil tests of 400 types of soil in the area, in comparison to the ones found embedded on the stone, have allowed scientists to narrow down the possible location of other pieces to four specific areas around the village of Chandar.
If the Map of the Creator is genuine then it would suggest the existence of an ancient highly developed civilization. Researchers have claimed that a three-dimensional map of this order could have only been used for navigational purposes. The Dashka stone continues to undergo scientific testing and is not currently available for public viewing.
So what’s the truth behind the Ural Relief Map? Is it God’s discarded blueprint? Is it an ancient extraterrestrial resource chart? Or just a natural rock formation?? To date, many intriguing questions like these remain shrouded in a mystery.