Pre-Inca Artefacts in Ecuador – Including Stone Elephant

This is a video from one of my research trips, you can see a wonderful collection of Inca and pre-Inca artefacts in the collection of local historian, Luis Lara.

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  • David

    Fascinating and intriguing…The elephant appears to display design characteristics of ancient Indian, Babylonian or perhaps Sumerian sculpture techniques. What I find far more interesting than the elephant is some of the other items you briefly glanced over. Specifically, at 1:24 on your video is a couple of small statues. Their facial attire (goatee on the man with a sharply defined mustache…..depicts a man who has access to and uses precision barber tools, like in the equivalent of a man’s razor blade….The headdress he’s wearing closely resembles the headdress of Egyptian Royalty that the Pharaohs wear, perhaps early Egyptian by the style shown.

    Ancient Egyptian Royalty were also known to carry various sizes and shapes of Rods of Authority or Rods of Power. The rod he’s carrying may have served in a similar fashion to a modern version of a 100,000 volt cattle prod or shock stick used for protection against assailants. Made to be impressive looking, it commanded respect when held by a Royal personage…..And if necessary, it could shock a person into being more compliant and responsive to the holders dictates. Think an ancient version of ultra capacitors that are self charging and adjustable from stun to lethal.

    While this is solely conjecture on my part, it’s also my intuitive reaction to seeing these relics. I’m very interested in your finds in Ecuador as I was living down there for a couple of years. During my stay, I had the privilege of going to little known spots down there with the well known explorer Stan Grist. While staying with him and his wife for close to a year, he shared a lot with me about his exploits down there and many incredible finds and discoveries he made.

    Now….As for the female statue….she’s bare breasted as she is a mother with a newborn baby that will breast feed from her exposed breasts. You can see her holding the newborn baby in her hands. Her headdress and rounded facial aspects seem to be more ancient Phoenician in nature rather than Egyptian. It’s possible she’s also of royal descent and the two were married to strengthen national bonds which would explain the different styles of clothing worn. I saw other relics while in Ecuador that definitely had Egyptian looking qualities. It would be good to explore some more of these things first hand…..yeah, wold love to do that… Last but not least….at 5:15 on the video a quick view is shown of a sculpture depicting a wing…..The wing looks Sumerian in design….

    • Victor Hooper

      Elephants (and anything closely related to elephants) have been extinct in North America, Central America, and South America for the past 13,000 years. This is not the only elephant art found in the Americas. Surely this means that there was travel between South America (Inca) or Central America (Olmec) and Africa or Asia. How can a culture that has never seen an elephant depict it so well? There are also elephants in Aztec art. The Olmec culture, of southern Mexico, left both large African artifacts and small Asian artifacts. The large Olmec artifacts consisted of large stone heads with negroid (African) features and also Egyptian headdress and Egyptian art style. The small Olmec artifacts included writing akin to the Xia dynasty of China and depictions of Chinese (or Asian) people. Modern Native Americans in the region of the Olmec empire, call themselves the Xia today. Xia was the first slave Chinese dynasty. In China, there are depictions in art of Black (Negroid) slaves. The next Chinese dynasty (Shang) overlapped the Olmec civilization of southern Mexico and ended with a slave revolt. So far, DNA analysis doesn’t show African or Asian DNA in Native Americans of Indians in the region of the extinct Olmec culture.

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