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This Strange, Wooden Idol Is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids
Popular Mechanics ^ | April 28, 2018 | Laura Yan

Posted on 04/30/2018 7:05:22 AM PDT by C19fan

Scientists discovered a strange, tall, humanoid wooden figure under four meters of peat in a Russian bog. The figure, dubbed the Shirgir Idol (after the bog where it was found), is more than twice as old as the Egyptian pyramids.

Gold miners stumbled upon pieces of the wooden figure in 1894. 100 years later, radiocarbon dating helped researchers trace the sculpture back some 9,900 years, which made it the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The most recent analysis of the idol, published in Antiquity journal, pegged the figure at about 11,500 years old.

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TOPICS: History; Religion
KEYWORDS: archaeology; archeology; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; history; pagan; russia; shirgir; shirgiridol; siberia; totempole
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Looks there was a Pre-Picasso among the hunter gathers in modern day Russia.
1 posted on 04/30/2018 7:05:22 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

How old are the pyramids?


2 posted on 04/30/2018 7:07:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

The TREE is old; the carving, who knows? They could have been using an old tree...


3 posted on 04/30/2018 7:09:17 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: BenLurkin

Older than we think.

Sphinx water erosion hypothesis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_water_erosion_hypothesis

Fossil Suggests Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx Once Submerged Under Sea Water
https://www.theepochtimes.com/fossil-suggests-egyptian-pyramids-and-sphinx-once-submerged-under-sea-water_1274558.html


4 posted on 04/30/2018 7:11:46 AM PDT by WisconsinRep
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To: BenLurkin

Oldest one at Giza circa 2500 BC.


5 posted on 04/30/2018 7:12:41 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: CondorFlight

Maybe a FReeper here does wood statues can weigh in on if that’s possible, or desirable.


6 posted on 04/30/2018 7:12:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: C19fan


7 posted on 04/30/2018 7:13:19 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: C19fan

A little more info:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-wooden-shigir-idol-egyptian-pyramids.html


8 posted on 04/30/2018 7:19:49 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: C19fan

They dated the wood, not the artwork.


9 posted on 04/30/2018 7:20:03 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: C19fan
The Venus of Willendorf is an 11.1-centimetre-tall (4.4 in) Venus figurine estimated to have been made between about 28,000 and 25,000 BCE.


10 posted on 04/30/2018 7:20:28 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: C19fan

An early “Burning Man” prototype.


11 posted on 04/30/2018 7:21:00 AM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Vaquero

I think that is why the term “monumental” was used in the description of this sculpture.


12 posted on 04/30/2018 7:27:26 AM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: MarvinStinson; Daffynition
This Strange, Wooden Idol...

Mystery solved!

13 posted on 04/30/2018 7:28:44 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn(ed!) the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Wooden Ping!


14 posted on 04/30/2018 7:29:02 AM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: C19fan

The actual pdf from ‘Antiquity Journal’:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/1EE151AB1E571968B10267E48B78362A/S0003598X18000480a.pdf/early_art_in_the_urals_new_research_on_the_wooden_sculpture_from_shigir.pdf


15 posted on 04/30/2018 7:29:34 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: MarvinStinson

Kinda looks like Our New Master Hogg


16 posted on 04/30/2018 7:32:03 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: CondorFlight

So then it follows that: The MARBLE is old; the carving, who knows? They could have been using an old rock...

;-)


17 posted on 04/30/2018 7:36:43 AM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: mewzilla

How, then, are stone carvings “dated”?


18 posted on 04/30/2018 7:37:47 AM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: WayneS

“How, then, are stone carvings “dated”?”

Well they make you pay for everything and they aren’t much for conversation but they never day ‘no’ when asked out.


19 posted on 04/30/2018 7:40:07 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: C19fan

I don’t believe the pyramids are only 5000 years old either

There is way to much weathering on the sphinx to be that young. And there was much water in the area. That was not there 5000 years ago.

I just recently observed a strange set of lines in africa that look lick ancient civilizations that are long gone

https://www.google.com/maps/place/19%C2%B003’21.7%22S+21%C2%B033’03.6%22E/@-19.0559922,21.5422358,2639m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d-19.056013!4d21.5510121


20 posted on 04/30/2018 7:41:52 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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