In 1961, in the arid landscape of Ica, Peru, a remarkable discovery unfolded. Workers in the Okukahe Desert stumbled upon a cache of carved andesite stones that would forever challenge our understanding of history.
These stones, numbering around 50,000 and counting, feature intricate depictions of what appear to be humans coexisting with dinosaurs. The enigma surrounding these Ica stones has perplexed researchers for decades, sparking countless debates and inquiries into their origins and significance.
Photographer extraordinaire, Dr. Cabrera, captured the essence of this astonishing find with nearly 100 photographs in the city of Ica. Dr. Javier Cabrera, a Peruvian physician, embarked on a journey to unravel the secrets behind these stones in 1966. His museum houses over 20,000 of these mystifying rock carvings.
Now, what’s particularly baffling about these carvings is the apparent contemporaneous existence of humans and dinosaurs. The scientific consensus tells us that dinosaurs became extinct about 60 million years ago, long before humans roamed the Earth. Yet, here we have stone engravings that depict humans interacting with dinosaurs, sometimes even riding on their backs.
Among these remarkable carvings, one stands out: the ankle burial stone. This unique artifact portrays a scene where man and dinosaurs coexisted. Triceratops, brachiosaurus, and T-rex are meticulously rendered, prompting us to question how the Incas possessed such precise knowledge of these ancient creatures. Did they witness them in the flesh, or did they possess a deeper understanding of dinosaurs than we previously thought?
However, skepticism abounds in the scientific community regarding the authenticity and origins of these enigmatic stones. Critics point to the sheer volume of these artifacts, suggesting that a single artist would have had to carve over a thousand stones each year for 45 consecutive years to amass such a collection. The logistical challenges of this scenario raise further doubts. Beyond the authenticity debate, the existence of these stones raises profound questions. What led to the demise of dinosaurs?
Were they hunted to extinction, and if so, by whom and for what purpose? Imagine a time when humans were scarce, and dinosaurs roamed the Earth; these colossal creatures would have posed an existential threat to early humans. Could the dinosaurs’ eradication have been a deliberate act to ensure humanity’s survival? Alternatively, some ancient astronaut theorists speculate that extraterrestrial forces might have played a role in orchestrating the dinosaurs’ extinction.