The story began in the summer of 1962, when the pages of the German magazine «Das Vegetarishe Universum» («Vegetarian Universe") published an anonymous article about the discovery in 1937-1938 — years in the mountains on the border of Tibet and China plates with strange writing.
Tablets was 716 and they looked like gramophone disc diameter of about 30 centimeters and a thickness of 8 mm (hole in the center and a double spiral groove with small characters going to the outer edge), carved out of solid granite. Note passed relatively unnoticed, but then it was reprinted several editions.
At the turn of 1937 and 1938 on the crest of Bayan of the guard, in Qinghai province on the border of Tibet and China team of archaeologists led by Chi Pu-Tai examined the rugged area. Suddenly opened before them rock wall, which, like a giant honeycomb hive blackened carved niches. It was found that a total of 716 niches were places of burial.
The remains of the buried people have puzzled scientists. The skeletons were about 130 centimeters in length, have a disproportionately large skull and thin limbs. Archaeologists have not been able to find on the walls of tombs a single inscription or epitaph, but only found a few pictures that resembled, constellations, the sun and the moon, connected by a dotted beams point size of a pea. yes strange stone disks with strange characters.
Shi Pu-Tai considered that this burial of extinct mountain monkeys, and the discs and images belong to representatives of higher culture. (Heard a thing monkeys are buried in the graves of their relatives and perfectly in rows).
During the Cultural Revolution in China unusual skeletons have disappeared, and of 716 discs almost all were destroyed or lost. However, in the vaults of several museums miraculously survived single copies of artifacts from the Bayan-Kara-Ula.
Once covered with inscriptions drive scraped particles stoneware, was a sensational discovery: the discs are high in cobalt and other metals. A study of the whole disk on the oscilloscope showed a surprising oscillation rhythm, as if discs once "charges" or somehow served conductor of electricity.
In 1962, the Beijing Academy of Sciences Professor Tsum Um Nui made a partial translation of the hieroglyphs with stone disks. The publication of Professor immediately banned, and no wonder: according to decipher the hieroglyphs in the mountains of Bayan-Kara-Ula 12,000 years ago crashed alien space ship!
However, in 1963, Tsum Um Nui, despite the ban, has decided to publish the results of their research. The full report is stored in the Beijing Academy and Taybeyskom historical archives in Taiwan. Here's an excerpt from the text:
"Drop down from the clouds to the ground on his airship. Ten times the men, women and children of the local tribe Kham hid in caves until sunrise. Finally they realized: this time drops come in peace." From the inscription that drops more than once landed in the Bayan-Kara-Ula, and their visits were not always harmless.
Tsum Um Nui soon emigrated to Japan, where he wrote the final study stone disks, and in 1965, has died.
But was soon followed by retraction of the story.
Reported the finding in China "granite discs" devoid of all foundation. We also do not know of any professor "Tsum Umnue" — says the official response, which came from the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of China at the request of one researcher, who tried to verify the truth of the history of the magazine. Moreover, Chinese experts claim that the name "Zum Umnuy "for Chinese unthinkable. Within the scientific community have not heard anything about Ji Putee allegedly discredit" on the whole of Asia. " Specialists unknown tribes of "loot" and "ham". And so on all counts … "
New turn of the story began in 1974. Austrian journalist Peter Krass has made the main theme of his books mystery stories, which are associated with space aliens. About the puzzle drives he mentioned in his book, "When the gods came to yellow." And once on the sidelines of the next conference on "Aliens" was approached by an unknown man of middle age. He introduced himself as Ernest Vegerer, engineer. According to him, in 1974, he and his wife went to China and saw something like the infamous "Disco Bayan Har-Ula."
"A route spouses Vegerer ran through the city Xian, one of the oldest cities in China. Here among other attractions of tourists are attracted Banpo Museum, built on the site of the eponymous village where archaeologists excavated Stone Age settlements. Staring at the exposition, visitors from Austria suddenly froze in disbelief his eyes: in glass cases were put two disks with holes in the middle. On their surface, except for the concentric circles, view the spiral grooves, marching from the center, but the spiral inscription crumble. really drives Bayan Har Ula? Spouses Vegerer very much hope that- find out anything about them, traveling to China, but such luck, really, did not expect …
"Can I take a picture of these items?". Pretty woman, the museum's director, did not object. However, natural request to tell the origin of disks reacted with obvious hitch. Obviously, she said, things have religious significance and are made out of clay, as an exhibit only pottery.
Strange: ceramic-discs were like. Engineer Vegerer asked to hold them in their hands. Wheels were heavy. "Although I am not a geologist, — he told me later — it seemed to me that their material is similar to marble. Anyway, it was certainly a stone, greenish-gray and solid as granite." Where were these to the museum items, the headmistress did not know.
In March 1994, Peter Krass again visited China and Banpo Museum, but nothing like the wheels, filmed twenty years ago, engineer Vegererom he saw. And the headmistress in the mid-seventies — yes, yes, shortly after a visit to the Museum of European couple — hence withdrawn, and its current fate is unknown. The museum director, Professor Wang Zhidzhun explained that the disks were removed from the exposure and they were never seen again. To the question, where there are wheels, the professor responded, "you may have, there are no artifacts, and being recognized by foreign components exposure, they were moved." How can "move" the myth?
Crassus was discouraged, but to settle the question of "drive-Bayan Har-Ula." Finally, the Chinese had a guest in the premises of the museum and found a tutorial on Chinese archeology. Looked through the pages, covered with hieroglyphics, one of the owners of the Cabinet pokes his finger into the picture. It depicts a disk with holes in the center, from which the edges are drawn arc grooves. Close to what the camera captures Vegerera and fits the description of "Disco Bayan Har Ola!" It turns out, they are known to Chinese archaeologists?
The local legends were mentioned on yellows dwarfs or gnomes, came down from heaven, and an unusually repulsive appearance. Behind them, tell stories, and hunted "people on fast horses", similar to the description of the Mongols. They killed a lot of yellows dwarfs, but some of their tribe survived. British archives contain a reference to Dr. Caryl Robin — Evans, who visited in 1947 in the mountains of Bayan-Kara-Ula. Robin Evans spotted there tribe, whose members called themselves dzopa — as scholar transcribed the name. The people of this tribe were not above 120 centimeters, and lived in a lost valley, with virtually no contact with the outside world.
Robin Evans lived with mountain hermits months. During this time he learned their language, learn the history and traditions studied. The most interesting discovery of the scientist was a legend about the origin of dzopa. According stunted mountain dwellers, their ancestors came to Earth from the star Sirius. Fly back dzopa ancestors could not and will forever remain in the mountains of Bayan-Kara-Ula.
At the end of 1995 by the Associated Press reported that in Sichuan, China (bordering on Tibet) discovered a hitherto unknown tribe, numbering about 120 people. The most notable feature of the members of the tribe — only a small increase. It does not exceed 1 meter 15 centimeters. Surely the descendants of those "dzopa" or "ham"? "
However, in 1997, Chinese ethnologists announced reason for the unusual appearance of "descendants" exposure to elevated levels of mercury in local sources …
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