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Uk discovered the first ‘selfie’: a 4000 year old stone carving

Gordon Holmes on Baildon Moor, with what he believes is a Stone Age selfie of a person who is under the symbol for Cassiopeia.

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A 4000 year old Stone Age, selfie is excavated from one of Britain’s spookiest areas.

Stunned Gordon Holmes, 64, discovered the old photo of a face etched in a rock on Baildon Moor in Yorkshire.

Gordon said: “I realized that I was looking for a Stone Age selfie.”

“It also shows a stick figure, which I assume is the artist, sitting or standing in the landscape or to a fire with almost like a balloon over their head to see Cassiopeia above him. It is as if he has cut a selfie of themselves.”

The jury’s out on whether it can compete with Kim Kardashian’s pout photos – which will set you back £445, – per piece.

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Ironically, Cassiopeia – that the artist seems to have pulled himself under – a constellation named after the vain queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, who likes to brag about her gorgeous appearance.

While the portrait may not be as old as the hieroglyphs drawn by the Ancient Egyptians, it is an incredible marker for the British history.


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In the stone Age, carving on Baildon Moor that Gordon Holmes believes is a selfie of the artist under the icon for Cassiopeia.

(© Telegraph and Argus / SWNS.com)

“I know that there could be earlier interpretations of selfies, such as those that are written in hieroglyphics by the Ancient Egyptians, but this stone carving selfie on Baildon Moor, is perhaps the earliest example in Britain,” Mr Holmes added.

Gordon is convinced that the moors hold much more spooky symbols and etchings which refer to the mystical operation in the old Britain.

The retired design engineer and engineer has dedicated his life to the study of the weathered old engravings.

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He added: “There are many cup and ring stones around the moors, carved out of millstone grit.

“But there are at least five such stones with engravings represent aspects of the night sky on Baildon Moor.

“It seems that only Baildon Moor carvings correlated with patterns of stars and constellations.

“The other moors of Ilkley, Rivock Edge, Harden and Bingley only the odd example of astronomical significance.

“What’s more, these five appear to have a certain style, a bit like handwriting, and I am convinced that they are by the same artist.

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“My father told me all those years ago, that nobody knew what the markings were, so I made it a mission to find out. I discovered the carvings showed the pole star, Cassiopeia, Hyades and the Pleiades.

“A special stone shows Cassiopeia, distinctive in the night sky, because the form of a clear ‘W’ shape.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun.

 

 

 

 

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