Mysterious Carved 'Faces' Found in Italy

In 2001, Pietro Gaietto, an Italian archaeologist from the Museum of the Origins of Man, saw something unusual in one particular head-sized rock in a pile of rubble collected for use as building material. Apparently, he has found a sculpture which could be 200,000 years old. Gaietto has identified rock in the Borzonasca district of Italy which appears to be carved with two faces looking in opposite directions, one of which is wearing a beard.

The discovery is no surprise to the locals who say such sculptures are nothing new. In fact, they point to a nearby rock cliff which they believe has been carved with a image which they call the Face of Borzone. The cliff which resemble a human face discovered during an inspection of the Commune for the construction of the carriage road in 1965, with its 7-meter-high rock sculpture is considered the largest in Italy and Europe.

If Gaietto's find in 2001 proves genuine it would have to be the work of an extinct species of human called Homo erectus. That at least is what the experts say.

The earliest examples of human artwork that scientists feel confident to describe as such are all less than 100,000 years old. The most notable items are probably the 70,000-year-old engraved ochre pieces found in the Blombos Cave of South Africa.

Such anomalous finds, though usually ignored by orthodox archaeology, have occurred frequently over the last century and have been documented in the book Forbidden Archaeology by Michael Cremo.

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