10 things over 1,000 years old that you can see for yourself
These historic artifacts make it possible to come face-to-face with ancient times.
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Petroglyphs of Newspaper Rock
Located in Utah, about an hour south of Moab, Newspaper Rock is a large sandstone panel that features petroglyphs, etched images, that are estimated to be about 2,000 years old. The rock is covered with figures. Some are images of people, animals and materials, while others are abstract shapes and symbols.
In ancient times, a blackish manganese-iron deposit covered the exposed rock face. The carvers used tools to scrape away this outer layer, which is sometimes referred to as "desert varnish," to reveal the lighter sandstone beneath. Today, this area is very accessible because it is part of the Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument.