Ancient Limestone Masks: A Testament to Early Human Craftsmanship
Discover the incredible limestone masks from 7200-7000 BC, each meticulously crafted to resemble human faces using only stone tools. Ranging in weight and design, these oval-shaped artifacts feature detailed facial features, with some even hinting at ancient tattoos. Believed to be "portraits" of the deceased, their uniqueness suggests a personal touch. These masks provide a window into both the remarkable skills of early carvers and the cultural significance they held for communities of the time.