Skip to comments.This Strange, Wooden Idol Is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids
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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How old are the pyramids?
The TREE is old; the carving, who knows? They could have been using an old tree...
Older than we think.
Sphinx water erosion hypothesis
Fossil Suggests Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx Once Submerged Under Sea Water
Oldest one at Giza circa 2500 BC.
Maybe a FReeper here does wood statues can weigh in on if that’s possible, or desirable.
A little more info:
They dated the wood, not the artwork.
An early “Burning Man” prototype.
I think that is why the term “monumental” was used in the description of this sculpture.
The actual pdf from ‘Antiquity Journal’:
Kinda looks like Our New Master Hogg
So then it follows that: The MARBLE is old; the carving, who knows? They could have been using an old rock...
How, then, are stone carvings “dated”?
“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.
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
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