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The world’s oldest wood carving just got older. Until last week, the Shigir Idol, a totemic sculpture that stands 2.8 meters (~9.2 feet) tall, was thought to be roughly 9,500 years old. New testing by German researchers now reveals it to have been made 11,000 years ago, making it twice as old as the ancient Egyptian pyramids at Giza, the Siberian Times reports.

The scientists in Germany used accelerated mass spectrometry to analyze seven small samples drawn from the wooden sculpture. The results date the idol to the very beginning of the Holocene epoch, or the geologic period that marks the development of human civilization.

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