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.
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?