Russian Statue Discovered to be 11,000-years-old..

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Russian Statue Discovered to be 11,000-years-old..

Post by Rockhopper on Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:27 pm




Thousands of years before the ancient Egyptians quarried even the first block of granite for the great pyramids, a massive wooden totem nearly 17.5 feet tall fell into a peat bog in the western fringes of Siberia, Russia. There it lay, preserved in a kind of natural time capsule, until it was discovered in 1894.

Called the Big Shigir Idol, the mysterious statue has baffled researchers for decades due to the coded hieroglyphics covering its surface. While some have surmised that it may contain stories about the creation of the world by ancient man, others believe it to be nothing more than decoration. One thing we do know for sure: This thing is old — really, really, old.

Back in 1997, an initial analysis using radiocarbon dating placed the Shigir Idol's age at roughly 9,500 years. A new analysis this year using seven small wooden samples from the Idol placed inside an accelerated mass spectrometer determined it to be 11,000 years old. That's more than twice the age of the Egyptian pyramids or Stonehenge.

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Re: Russian Statue Discovered to be 11,000-years-old..

Post by Agartha on Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:23 pm

I wonder what the carvings mean...... some people believe the carvings to show DNA patterns, but I haven't seen a clear picture of that so I am skeptical...

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Post by Kaere on Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:28 pm

Sure is neat looking. The face reminds me of a mask that was found, ummm... cripes, now I won't remember at all *off to google it*
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Post by Agartha on Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:30 pm

lol

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Post by Kaere on Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:40 pm

I know, right? I frustrate myself so much Sad But anyway, I found it. I was thinking both of the Mask of Agamemnon and the Helmet/Mask from Sutton Hoo in the UK... they're not really similar after all so perhaps it was just the masklike look to it that made me think so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mask_of_Agamemnon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutton_Hoo

Anyway! Back to the subject at hand... this is AMAZING!
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Post by Lenzabi on Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:02 pm

Well, it has been that they drew the markings and seem to be working to figure them out

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Post by Kaere on Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:43 pm

I can't tell if the circled areas are meant to be stylized faces or a jigsaw puzzle type joinery scratch
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Post by Agartha on Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:18 am

And I don't see any DNA segments there!!

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Re: Russian Statue Discovered to be 11,000-years-old..

Post by Rockhopper on Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:27 pm

I suspect that the markings have some sort of religious significance to the people who created the statue.

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Post by Kaere on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:51 am

Yup, could be. Or maybe it's counting, some way of keeping track of time? The symbols could represent different groups of the same tribe that live spread out from each other (a primitive union flag?)... a territorial boundary marker? A warning against sickness or pestilence?

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