A mysterious wooden idol found in a Russian peat bog has been dated to 11,000 years old - and contains a code no one can decipher.
The Shigir Idol
is twice as old as the Pyramids and Stonehenge - and is by far the oldest wooden structure in the world. Even more mysteriously, it is covered in what experts describe as ‘encrypted code’ - a message from a lost civilisation. Professor Mikhail Zhilin of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archeology said: ‘The ornament is covered with nothing but encrypted information. People were passing on knowledge with the help of the Idol.’
The statue had been dated as being 9,500 years old, after its discovery in a peat bog 125 years ago. But new research in Mannheim, Germany used Accelerated Mass Spectrometry on small fragments of the sculpture, and found it is at least 11,000 years old. That means the sculpture dates from the very beginning of the Holocene epoch - the era when man rose to dominate the world.
Adding to things that are long overdue, I’ve decided to upload the QR codes for my town pathways and streams and such. This is the first collection, the paths themselves. I wasn’t going to let my paths out into the world when I first made them, I kind of wanted them to be personal to my town to get more people to want to see my town, but now I kind of want to see what other people can do with these!
You don’t have to, but if you want to, why not send me your dream code if you do use them, so I can take a look around? ouo
(And I know the brick isn’t really THAT pink, but it’s like a.. salmon pinkish color, y’know? Heh.)
I have FINALLY…after 3 years-ish now…updated my paths and made some new ones! I like pink, pastel and sweets so here ya go. They all merge well and look nice together. I wanted to get this big project done before updating my dream address and while my new villagers get settled in and the originals get new shirts…
So you get like 3 base paths, a stone path and steps. They coot.