Wednesday, January 16, 2008


In the 1930s, Dr. Javier Cabrera, a medical doctor, received a gift of a strange stone from a local farmer. Dr. Cabrera was so intrigued that he collected more than 1,100 of these andesite stones, which are estimated to be between 500 and 1,500 years old and have become known collectively as the Ica Stones. The stones bear etchings, many of which are sexually graphic (which was common to the culture); some picture idols and others depict such practices as open-heart surgery and brain transplants. The most astonishing etchings, however, clearly represent dinosaurs - brontosaurs, triceratops (see photo), stegosaurus and pterosaurs. While skeptics consider the Ica Stones a hoax, their authenticity has neither been proved or disproved.


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Natalie said...

I think that these stones are a hoax, the drawings are way too detailed and intact to be that old.

Reytos Yaytos said...

Remember Leonardo da vinci? He was producing art that made this look like chicken scratch..April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519.

So even if these artifacts are at the most 500 yrs old, art was definitely surpassed the elementary etching these stones display. The amazing fact that technology was nowhere near producing a visual depiction of dinosaurs is what is intriguing. Also the fact that if they are that old...what Archaeologists 500 yrs ago, put together a full scale model of these creatures??