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Check out the LARGEST Rock Carvings In The World! From amazing ancient rock art to some of the craziest sculptures made by ancient civilizations, this top 10 list of biggest rock statues will amaze you!

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8. Dabous Giraffe
Among the largest-known animal carvings in the world are two life-sized neolithic giraffe petroglyphs called the Dabous Giraffe, located in a remote region of northeastern Niger, where the Ténéré Desert and Aïr Mountains meet. French archaeologist Christian Dupuy first recorded the engravings in 1987. The images, which were carved onto the weathered surface of a sandstone outcrop, are thought to represent a large male giraffe in front of a smaller female.

7. The Devil Heads
The Devil Heads, known locally as Certovy Hlavy, are sometimes called the “Czech Mount Rushmore.” They’re a set of twin-figured reliefs carved into the side of a cliff in the northern Czech Republic, where the forest meets the village of Želízy. Sorry guys I have no idea how to pronounce Czech words! In addition to having nightmarish expressions and hollowed-out eyes, the faces stand at an imposing 9 meters (30 feet) high.

6. Atures Islands Rock Art
Some of the world’s largest rock engravings have been found in western Venezuela, among a group of five islands located along the Atures Rapids of the Amazonian Orinoco River.

5. Rock Art of Murujuga
The Dampier Archipelago and Burrup Peninsula of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, known collectively by the Aboriginal name Murujuga, are home to the world’s largest rock art collection. There are over one million individual works of art dating as far back as 40,000 years ago covering the 91,076-acre (36,857 hectare) site.

4. Leshan Giant Buddha
To the east of Leshan city in China’s Sichuan province, at the confluence of 3 rivers, you’ll find a 233-foot-tall (71 meter) stone sculpture of a sitting Buddha. It is the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world. To give you an idea of how massive it is, around 100 people can fit on the statue’s 30-foot-wide (9 meter) instep, and the 79-foot-wide (24 meter) shoulder could be used as a basketball court.

3. Rock Art of Alta
Northern Europe’s largest concentration of rock art made by hunter-gatherers is located in the Alta Fjord of modern-day Norway, near the Arctic Circle. Across several sites near the town of Alta, there are thousands of prehistoric paintings and engravings, dating from 7,000 to 2,000 years ago.

2. Decebalus Rex
This 180-foot-high monument dedicated to Decebalus, the King of the Dacians, overlooks the Danube River in Romania. With a 23-foot-long nose and 14-foot eyes (7m and 4m), it’s much bigger than the 60-foot (18 m) presidential faces of Mount Rushmore.

1. Bamiyan Buddhas
For 1500 years, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike flocked to see the gigantic Bamiyan Buddha statues, located in the Bamiyan Valley in the Hazarat region of central Afghanistan. The 6th-7th century statues were carved into the side of a sandstone cliff with tunnels weaving in and out of the sandstone. Details were created using mud mixed with straw and coated with stucco.

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