Thirteen crystal skulls, being stored in museums and private collections, and according to some information, them even 21 are known in total. These are exact copies of human skulls and the portraits masks made of quartz. They are found in Central America and on Tibet.
For the first time such skull has been found in 1927 in Central America by expedition of the known English archeologist and traveller F.Albert Mitchell. The works which have begun still in 1924 on clearing ancient city Maya in damp tropical jungle of peninsula Yucatan (at that time — British Honduras, nowadays — Belize) preceded a find. Thirty three hectares of the wood which have absorbed hardly guessed ancient constructions, for simplification of excavation it has been decided to burn out simply. When the smoke has finally dissipated, to participants of expedition the surprising show has opened: stone ruins of a pyramid, city walls and huge, on thousand spectators, an amphitheater. Lubaantun, «the City of the fallen stones», is a name from an easy hand Mitchell-Hedges was fixed to ancient settlement.
Has passed three years, and in the next expedition Mitchell-Хеджес has taken young daughter Anna. The head of excavation also did not suspect, that it becomes for all happy mascot. In April, 1927 in day has found out a surprising subject under fragments of an ancient altar. It was made of quartz and perfectly polished human skull full-scale. However, it did not have not enough bottom jaw, but in three months it is literally in ten meters there was also it. It has appeared, that this crystal detail is suspended on ideally smooth hinges and comes to movement at the slightest touch.
In the beginning of 60th years, already after death of the father, Anna has decided to transfer a skull for research to experts: it is sick it was perfect even for such skilful masters who were Indians
First critic Frenk Dordland has borrowed in studying of a skull. At careful survey it has found out in it the whole system of lenses, prisms and the channels creating unusual optical effects. The researcher was amazed with that on ideally polished crystal even under a microscope was not visible traces of processing. It has decided to address for consultation in the well-known firm "Hewlett-Packard" specialized at that time on release of quartz generators and considered most authoritative on examination of quartzes.
Results of examination have shaken not only the critic. First, the research lead per 1964 in special laboratory of firm "Hewlett-Packard", has shown, that the skull has been made of occurrence of the first civilizations in this part of America. Besides rock crystal of so high quality in these places does not meet at all. And absolutely amazing opening — a "antediluvial" skull, which weight makes 5,13 kg, and the sizes of 125,4*203,4 mm, is made of an integral crystal. And contrary to all known laws of physics.
Here that in this occasion one of the best experts of firm, engineer L.Barre spoke: « We studied a skull on three optical axes and have found out, that it consists of three-four joints... Analyzing joints, we have found out, that the skull is cut out from one piece of crystal together with the bottom jaw. On scale Мооса rock crystal has the high hardness equal seven (conceding only to a topaz, corundum and diamond), and it anything, except for diamond to cut it is impossible. But ancient have somehow managed to process it. And not only a skull — they cut out the bottom jaw and hinges on which it is suspended from the same piece. At such hardness of a material it more than mysteriously, and that is why: in crystals if they consist more than of one joint, there are internal pressure. When you press a crystal a head of a cutter because of a pressure it can break up into pieces... But someone has made this skull of one piece of crystal so cautiously as though did not touch at all it during are sharp. We also have found out a certain kind of the prism which have been cut out in a back part of a skull, in its basis so any ray of light entering into eye-sockets, is reflected in them. Glance in its eye-sockets, and you can see in them all room».
With opinion of the expert its colleagues agree also. That at processing the skull was not scattered, the most precise analytical methods were necessary: распилы should be strictly focused concerning axes of growth of a crystal. However manufacturers of a mysterious find this problem, similar, at all did not excite — they have worked a skull, ignoring all laws and rules. Professionals from «Hewlett-Packard» and have remained in perplexity: «This skull simply should not exist. Those who has created it, have no the slightest representation about кристаллографии and fiber optics. They absolutely ignored axes of symmetry, and this piece inevitably should collapse at primary processing. Why it does not happen, to present it is impossible». However the fact that refers to, is available: a crystal skull — a reality which in the Museum of the American Indians any interested person can see.
And still. Technologists «Hewlett-Packard» have confirmed, that on a skull really are not present the slightest traces of machining — even microscopic scratchs from polishing. In opinion of experts that so to polish this extremely firm material, hundreds years are necessary!