Russian Humanoid Statue Thrice Older Than Pyramids
It would be a mindblowing fact if you happen to know that there's a certain work of art tha...
It would be a mindblowing fact if you happen to know that there's a certain work of art that's more older than the pyramids from Egypt. In case you don't know yet, an ancient wooden humanoid statue that was said to be unearthed in Russia 125 years ago proved something that's worth noting. It has now been carbon dated which confirmed its age. It is now at least 3 times as old as the pyramids in Egypt.
Siberia’s Shigir Idol was carbon dated and it proves that it was 13,000 years old, and that is more than three times as old as Stonehenge and the Pyramids. Scientists are still mystified over its interesting secret symbols. It is a wooden idol unearthed in a Siberian bog 125 years ago. The new carbon dating has indicated that the 9-foot-tall sculpture is too much older than previously thought by experts. The statue already had the distinction of being the oldest wooden structure in the world which dates back to 11,000 BC. It had been broken into pieces, but the anti-bacterial quality of peat had preserved the coding. Its symbols formed a complex series of wavy, straight and zig-zagged lines.
The statue stood over 17 feet tall before but it wasn’t dated for more than 100 years, until 1997, when a radiocarbon test estimated it to be 9,500 years old. But, researchers now from Germany have added 1,500 years to that placing its origin at the beginning of the Holocene era. The German team from the Lower Saxony State Office for Cultural Heritage began work to precisely date the statue last year, using a technique called accelerated mass.
“This is an extremely important data for the international scientific community. It is important for understanding the development of civilisation and the art of Eurasia and humanity as a whole. We can say that in those times, 11,000 years ago, the hunters, fishermen and gatherers of the Urals were no less developed than the farmers of the Middle East.” - Professor Thomas TerbergerThe humanoid statue has one large three-dimensional face and six other flat faces scattered throughout its designs but the mysterious line etchings got historians puzzled over its origin. Some researchers believe in a theory which states the statue as a map or a navigation device which leads the user on a journey. While some also believe that the symbols are representations of spirits or different mythical stories.