More about "Noah's plate"

In 1985 Prof. Petko Dimitrov, currently a staff member of the Oceanographic Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Science in Varna discovered an object that still puzzles the scientists. The artifact was lifted up from the bottom of the Black Sea some 30 miles east of the current coastline, where it had been resting about 100 m deep under water, presumably for eight millennia or so. In conjunction with the hypothesis by W. Ryan and W. Pitman suggesting that a catastrophic event rivaling the effects of the Biblical Flood has occurred in the Black Sea basin just about that time, the object has been often referred to as "Noah's plate."

"Noah's plate" is made of sandstone, which makes it impossible to date it with the currently available analytical techniques. It is crafted rather ingeniously, with a near perfection, and only a slight asymmetry in its shape reveals the use of non-modern era technology.

The scratches on the outer surface of the plate have been yet another puzzle for the scientific community, often disregarded and considered the result of worms' activities and the like. A thorough examination suggests that these are rather human hand-made traces, unless some new species of worms are discovered that are strictly straight-line shaped. Presented here are samples of photographed segments on the outer side of the plate that - with the proper dosage of light and shadow - offer a better view for those who might like to take up the challenge in studying them further.

Prof. Petko Dimitrov displaying Noah's plate

Two segments of the plate’s outer side with a closer view to some of the presumed man-made scratches


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