The Mystery Of The Discovery Of A Big Rock In The Year 1680

Throughout the history of the world, many have found rocks or walls with ancient inscriptions or pictures (petroglyphs).

The texts are estimated to be thousands of years old and it is unknown who wrote them and most importantly what message they wanted to convey through these mysterious images and writings.


Out of the many petroglyphs found in the world, one of the most famous and world-renowned is The Dighton Rock.

The Dighton Rock is a boulder filled with mysterious writing and pictures. The 40-tonne rock is located on the Taunton River, Berkley, Massachusetts.

3.4 meters long stone; 2.9 meters wide; and the height of 1.5 meters is light gray. Meanwhile, this type of rock is said to be the type of sandstone that has been in the process of crystallization for hundreds of years.

The Dighton Rock has been on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) since 1980. However, this historic rock was discovered much earlier in 1680.

Since then, the petroglyphs on this rock have attracted the attention of researchers to the point of endless debate about the possibility that the writing on them is of American ancestry.


The history of The Dighton Rock dates back to 1680. At that time, Reverend John Danforth visited the Taunton river and discovered this rock. He later concluded that the stone was probably written by Native Americans (Native American: Indian Wampanoag).

In the mid-1700s, American writer and academic Ezra Stiles revealed that the stone was probably the work of an ancient Phoenician. But it is possible that the petroglyphs may have been made by the Vikings or Portuguese explorers.

Ezra also argues that it was possible that the stone was written by the Phoenicians who sailed to North America. The text was left there as a sign that their nation had stopped there.


Since it was first discovered, no one knows exactly where the writing stone came from and what is the meaning behind the writing and the pictures written on it. So let's read the theories that were made.

The first theory has been explained above that this stone is probably of Native American origin. Where the writing above is probably the original American language.

The second theory states that this stone was written by Phoenician sailors who deliberately left traces of stone inscriptions as a sign of their arrival.

The third theory is that the writings were abandoned by the Chinese when they sailed to America.

The fourth theory states that this stone was a legacy from the time of King Solomon.

Maybe some people are a bit surprised by this petroglyph as it is usually ancient petroglyphs containing mysterious and sequential letters. However, these contain some rather complex symbols because at the sight of some pictures resemble human.

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