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Do The Ica Stones Alter Human Perspective Of The Past?

By James Donahue

The Christian invaders of advanced Egyptian and South American cultures did such a thorough job of destroying the libraries and collective writings of the known past that the origins of the human race are currently lost in dark shadows of mythology, legend and human speculation, based on archaeological and anthropological discoveries.

The purpose of the ravaging of these ancient books, carefully documented on papaya and other parchments, was to force the Christian story on all mankind as the true and unquestionable "word of God." We were expected to accept without question the Old Testament story that the world was created about 8,000 years ago, that God magically created a man and woman who became the parents of the entire human race, and that Jesus Christ was the one and only true "savior" of a world lost in sin.

Discoveries of the bones of great beasts and humanoid beings that preceded us by hundreds of thousands of years, the development of the theory of evolution by such researchers as Charles Darwin, and the discovery of mysterious and unexplained objects like intricately made jewelry that models jet aircraft from deep in the earth have served to prove the Bible story is wrong.

Researchers have poured over the images and ancient writings left in stone on ancient Egyptian, Aztec, Chinese and especially the Mayan structures, looking for clues as to what really happened. We are sure that more than one researcher has at least silently cursed the fools that chose to destroy those ancient libraries . . . each filled with important keys as to our human origins. . . in the name of God.

But wait . . . perhaps not all of the libraries were lost. In the town of Ica, Peru, not far from the location of the mysterious Nazca Lines, can be found The Cabrera Museum, operated by the family of the late Dr. Javier Cabrera Darquea. Within the museum is a collection of over 15,000 stones of various sizes, all of them containing intricate engravings of scenes of an ancient people and animals. Some believe the stones, collected by a farmer from a cave, are an encyclopedia of ancient knowledge. Others say the stones are a hoax.

The stones first became known in 1966 when Dr. Cabrera, a local physician, received a small carved rock as a birthday gift from one of his patients. The carving seemed to be of a primitive fish that has long been extinct. As he studied the stone and he made his interest in its origins known, several other natives of the area began bringing him more carved stones which they said they were collecting from a river bank.

At the doctor’s encouragement, the locals eventually began bringing the stones to him by the bag-full until he had amassed the amazing collection that exists at the museum today. The etchings on the stones depict amazing scenes of doctors performing brain surgeries, open heart surgeries and other "impossible" medical procedures for such ancient times. They also show men watching the heavens through telescopes and hunting and killing dinosaurs. One image shows a dinosaur killing and eating a human. Yet another shows human figures riding on the backs of flying pterodactyls.

Some of the stones were made into a globe showing the continents of the earth as they appeared millions of years ago. What is amazing about them is that land masses exist on these globes that are no longer there, suggesting that they show us that such mythological places as Atlantis, Lemuria and/or Mu may have really existed.

The stones are mostly andesite, a very hard mineral that would have made etching on them almost impossible with primitive tools. This suggests that the images were made by modern tools and are a hoax, or that they are very ancient and that they were made by an advanced civilization that truly existed 60 million years ago, at the time of the dinosaurs. It is impossible to carbon date the age of the stones, but close examination of the etchings and the mineral deposits found over them, support the extreme age of these images.

Unfortunately, mainstream archaeologists have rejected the authenticity of the stones because the images fail to support contemporary scientific theories and especially show the Bible story of human origins to be the sack of garbage it has always been. Thus the critics have been quick to say the stones . . . all 15,000 of them . . . are part of an elaborate hoax.

Support for the hoax claim stems from a law in Peru that makes it a crime to remove and sell ancient historic artifacts. That some of the natives were found selling stones to tourists put them in jeopardy of being charged with a crime against the state. To protect themselves, the natives confessed to carving the images themselves. To prove it, they began using power tools to manufacture modern versions of the ancient Ica Stones.

A study of the stones, however, clearly shows that newly etched stones can be easily separated from the genuine stones by studying the deposits, or natural "varnish" covering the etchings.

There is yet another strange collection of artifacts found in Mexico, believed to be at least 3,500 years old, and also supporting the possibility that humans were present at the same time the dinosaurs wandered the planet. It is called the Julesrod Collection. But that is another story to be told.