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A mysterious wooden statue covered in undeciphered markings is 11,000 years old, according to new tests — or 1,500 years older than previously believed.
That makes the Shigir Idol the oldest known wooden sculpture in the world, the Siberian Times reported.
The idol is more than twice as old as the Great Pyramid of Giza, three times older than the ancient city of Babylon, and five times as old as Al Khazneh, the most famous of the ruins in the ancient city of Petra.
Radiocarbon dating conducted in 1997 gave the statue an age of 9,500 years old, but the results were controversial. To confirm the statue’s age, seven “minuscule” samples of wood were sent to Germany for analysis by accelerated mass spectrometry, the Siberian Times reported.
The new analysis found the sculpture to be 11,000 years old, and made from a larch that was 157 years old when it was felled by stone tools.
“This confirms that hunters and fishermen from Urals created works of art as developed and as monumental as ancient farmers of the Middle East,” the website quoted the museum as saying.
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