The Ancient Egyptian Tri Lobed Disc. Created more than 5,000 years ago it has confounded researchers. It is made of schist a fragile rock that requires very labor intensive carving. The object is 61 centimeters in diameter, and 10.6 centimeters in height in the center. It reminds one of a mechanism that is designed to turn. The enigmatic object was found in the Tomb of Prince Sabu in Saqqara. Saqqara was a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, and served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser the oldest complete stone building complex known in history,as well as a number of mastabas. It is also the location at which the famed Saqqara bird was discovered. A bird shaped artifact made of sycamore wood. Many have suggested that the artifact represents evidence that knowledge of the principles of aviation existed during the Ancient Egyptian culture. Interestingly this artifact closely mirrors the design of one of the pieces that Lockheed developed to be fitted hermetically within a full case of lubricant. It’s a delicate and complex structural object that leaves one wondering how it could have been created over 5,000 years ago.
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