The Unexplained Portuguese Cosmic Egg

An intriguing stone was found by Peter Daughtrey, a British researcher and the author of «Atlantis and the Silver City» in Silves, Algarve – Portugal. It’s remarkable characteristics make it one of a kind.

What he refers to as “a huge stone that it is about six feet long, with approximately 7000 years old, resembling an egg of cosmic creation”. And this egg in Silves has something on it that ties up with the well-known myths.
This stone has a symbol which has incredible resemblances with the design of the double helix of the DNA and many of these so called creation eggs are shown with a snake or serpent wrapped around it.

The egg of cosmic creation is a mythological motif found in the creation stories from all around the world. In Greek mythology, this is called the Orphic Egg. Similar eggs can be found in China, Egypt and throughout the ancient world. It is used to explain the beginnings of life on earth. Many of the ancients believed that the gods themselves sent the cosmic egg to earth and mankind hatched from it.

Peter Daughtrey and Giorgio A. Tsoukalos in Lagos Museum (In Search of Aliens, History Channel)
Peter Daughtrey and Giorgio A. Tsoukalos in Lagos Museum (In Search of Aliens, History Channel)

This stone was once located near an area where Peter believes Atlantis was: the small village of Silves. Today this stone is in the Lagos museum, also in Algarve.
The museum classifies this stone as a “standing menir”. Menirs which one can find spread all over the west coast of Portugal, and all over the rest of the world. Many of these menirs feature strange carvings or symbols, many yet to be deciphered.

But this is not a standing stone, it is actually a sculpture. You can see that the symbol is raised, or a relief. It’s not a carving, it’s not impressed. In order to do this, the entire egg had to be grated.

Whoever did this, must have had the tools to do it. Bronze wouldn’t be enough. The sculptor must have had another form of metallurgy knowledge in order to do it. Beside this, the central feature, resembles a rod.


The Rod was a symbol of the incredible power of creation in many myths. Moses had a Rod and in Mesopotamia the rod was regarded as a symbol of the power of the Gods.
Not only it resembles the Caduceus, the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology, but also a double helix the building blocks of DNA.

But the double helix model wasn’t realized until 1953. So how could such a symbol exist relief on a stone egg that some say was carved approximately 7000 years ago?
Could this be a clue that the ancient mythology may not be only a tale but in fact real history, that researchers need to study more carefully?

6 Comments on “The Unexplained Portuguese Cosmic Egg”

  1. Hi, really enjoy your website it’s beautiful and really put together well with fantastic information. Just wondering do you have a newsletter or a subscription email? Thank You! Happy New Year!! Keep Looking Up!!!

  2. Hi,

    I am a tour guide in Algarve. I have a guest interested in seeing this artifact (Ancient egg). Is this exhibit open to the public? Guest visit September 2017.

    Thank you

  3. Caduceus = 77
    Christ = 77
    Messiach = 77
    Disciple = 77
    Hexagram = 77 (Star of David)
    Stars = 77
    Jesus = 74
    Messiah = 74
    Cross = 74
    Gospel = 74
    Jewish = 74
    English = 74
    Lucifer = 74

  4. Hi, I went to see the Algarve Egg on Saturday 5-08-2017 after seeing it on Ancient Aliens TV program, as we were holidaying about a half hours drive from Lagos. I was disappointed as when we paid the entrance fee only 2 euro’s the lady on the desk said “no photo’s and no filming” so seeing it there just stood against a wall as you walk in with no real show of importance to it, I sneaked a couple of photos and tried to look innocent, but I rely wanted to have one of myself standing by it in true cheesy fashion but my son in law wasn’t willing to take me one! The egg itself had the double helix on the side as well ,but it wasn’t a perfect egg shape but near enough. Tourists had touched and rubbed it so that now over the carving their is some discoloration , I am glad we made the effort to see it, john wilkinson of Stoke on trent

  5. I was happy to learn about the staff with the double helix on it because this is a clue. I find the egg intriguing.

  6. The symbol is on the top with remnants of it on the two sides. The bottom has been broken, probably during it’s recovery from about five metres depth by local workmen who were digging a new well. If the top half is duplicated upside down as the bottom half it represents a perfect egg shape.

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