The Nubian Plate was round plate, set upright on two legs. Its design featured several concentric rings with simple patterns of dots or markings, and a small recess in the center. It was hidden in a temple in Sudan.
In 1939, Indiana Jones recovered the plate after solving a puzzle regarding different colored flames in the temple. He discovered that the plate was remarkably preserved, and speculated that at least one ring of the plate was related to the Tang Dynasty of China. Jones made notes about the treasure and how he discovered its hiding place.