An ancient Egyptian artifact found by Egyptologist Walter Bryan in the tomb of a Sabu official is still a mystery to scientists. The Sabu disc, believed to be part of an unknown mechanism, is about 61 cm in diameter and one cm thick. Its center is 10.6 cm in diameter and is made of a very fragile material that requires great craftsmanship.
Scholars suggest that Sabu’s disc cannot be a wheel, as the wheel only appeared in Egypt in 1500 BC. Perhaps it is a ritual or religious object, or the stem of an oil lamp. However, the shape of the disk indicates its functional purpose, and not decorative.
There are versions that the Sabu disc is a copy of an older metal object. This may indicate that the ancient Egyptians had highly advanced technology.
However, scientists still cannot explain why the ancient Egyptians needed to create an object with such a complex structure. Perhaps the disc of Sabu played an important role in religious or ritual rites.
Cyril Aldreda says that the shape of the disk clearly indicates that it is a copy of another – a metal object that is much older than the one found.
The Sabu Disc remains a mystery to scientists and raises many questions. However, this discovery allows us to reconsider our understanding of history and may lead to new discoveries. Perhaps the disc of Sabu is the beginning of new discoveries and research in the field of ancient history.