Mysterious wooden statue found in peat bog is ‘twice as old as Stonehenge’ – Asia – World – The Independent

shigiridol-v2A wooden statue pulled from a peat bog in Russia more than a hundred years ago is now believed to be twice as old as Stonehenge. The Shigir Idol, which found in the Ural Mountains in 1890, is thought to be 11,000 years old – making it the oldest wooden sculpture in the world. Depicting a man with mysterious symbols inscribed on him – which scientists believe could be an ancient encrypted code – the statue is 1,500 years older than previously thought. Scientists in Mannheim, Germany, used the most up-to-date carbon dating technology, called Accelerated Mass Spectrometry, to determine…

Source: Mysterious wooden statue found in peat bog is ‘twice as old as Stonehenge’ – Asia – World – The Independent

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