The Ica Stones
The mysterious collection of Dr. Javier Cabrera
and the implications of the message of the stones
In the town of Ica, Peru there is a unique collection of over 11,000 stones that were collected, organized, and analyzed by Dr. Javier Cabrera Darquea. His home has become a museum for these strange artifacts, which are engraved with scenes of an ancient people, and are believed to be an encyclopedia of ancient knowledge. Amazingly, some of the scenes show things which most mainstream archeologists believe to be impossible, including man interacting with dinosaurs, performing complex medical procedures (brain surgeries, heart transplants, genetic experimentation, etc.), and depictions of the Earth's continents as they were millions of years in the past. An unfortunate (and untrue) branding of the stones as a hoax early on has dissuaded what little genuine scientific curiosity made it past the barriers of the status quo. However, it is the opinion of Dr. Cabrera, myself, and others that the stones are indeed genuine, and that their antiquity is proof of a previously unknown ancient civilization whose existence has been lost to history. All that remains is a record of their knowledge, carved in stone (the only medium that could survive for thousands of years). If the message of the stones can be fully deciphered and accepted, it will change our understanding of ancient man, and re-write the history books in a big way.
This website was constructed for the late Dr. Javier Cabrera, known to the world as the caretaker of the Ica Stones of Peru. My friend Sue and I had the honor of meeting with Dr. Cabrera in May of 2001, a mere seven months before he passed away after a long battle with cancer in December of that year. During the time that we spent with him, he gave us the guided tour of his museum, as well as a lecture on the message of the stones and an analysis of some of the more important examples in his collection. He allowed us to videotape him, photograph the stones, and generally take up his afternoon, even though he had to get out of his sick bed to do so. This gracious man even presented us each with a stone to keep as souvenir, making our incredible meeting an even more unforgettable event.
Dr. Cabrera knew that we were not only knowledgeable about his theories, but believers in the validity of the stones' antiquity. I told him (through our interpreter-guide) that I made Internet websites for a living (and/or hobby), and that I would make one on the Ica Stones so that their message could reach more people around the world. He seemed grateful and pleased, and I knew that this would prove to be an interesting and worthwhile project.
I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Cabrera. He carried the torch for his personal crusade for decades, and I doubt if his family will be able to outshine him in that respect. While it would have been nice if he could have lived to give me further input and material for the site, I was grateful for the time I was able to spend with him, since that opportunity is now forever lost. I doubt if I will be getting back to Ica anytime soon, but hopefully the material that I have now (most of which comes direct from Dr. Cabrera's book) will be enough to pique the interest of those who will be going (or would like to go) to Ica to see the stones for themselves.
The Cabrera Museum in Ica, Peru is still being run by his family, and is currently open by appointment. Copies of Dr. Cabrera's book "The Message of the Engraved Stones of Ica" used to be available at Cabrera's museum/home, but I heard that they are now sold out (at least of the English edition - there may be some of the Spanish language edition still available). I also was led to understand that now that the book is sold out and the family cannot afford to have a second printing, so the book is now out-of-print and unavailable until further notice. (If you hear anything differently, please email me.)
For those who are despairing that the book is now unavailable, I have converted the vast majority of the book into HTML format, and it is now available for reading in the excerpts section of this website (listed under "The Words of Dr. Cabrera"). All you have to do is read all of the excerpts in order, and you will have read 90% of the book (the remaining 10% did not deal with the Ica Stones, and was in my opinion not necessary for the topics at hand).
If you wish to visit or write to the Ica Stones museum, here is the address of the doctor's house and museum:
|Dr. Javier Cabrera Darquea:
Plaza de Armas,
Bolivia No. 170
I don't know who in his family is running things now - I heard it was his granddaughter (if someone could supply me with an email address that would be great). I would suggest that you make an appointment ahead of time if you wish to visit in person. Try using the tour company that made the appointment for my visit (Lost World Adventures). Good luck, and please let me know how your visit or contacts with the family went.
I hope this website is of interest to you. If you wish to email
me, you can do so HERE.
Thank you for visiting!