The outer doorway from Ica's Plaza de Armas into the home and museum of Dr. Cabrera. You have to step over a high doorsill that would come in handy during flash floods, but unfortunately won't do much during the more likely earthquakes.
Every room is filled with partions full of shelving that are full of stones.
Most of the stones are sorted by category or theme.
Some of the stones are too big to easily fit on the shelves,
and others are the size of boulders and must sit on the floor.
Dr. Cabrera stands with his pointer while explaining the significance of this
large stone that is covered with pictures of dinosaurs interacting with men.
Two men with telescopes observe the heavenly bodies in the sky. A comet with a streaming
tail is approaching from the upper left, with stars and other space objects above. This is the
same rock that appears on the cover of Dr. Cabrera's book "The Message of the Stones".
The top of the rock shown above.
Two very large stones on the floor depict medical operations on the belly of two patients. Due to the pendulous breasts on both patients, I think both rocks show women as patients, possibly in a pregnancy-related medical procedure. Note the scalpel above the patient on the center stone.
Two smaller stones show medical procedures similar to the previous photo.
Note on the center stone a man is handing a baby to a woman with something unusual in/on her stomach area.
This stone had a perfect representation of a pair of scissors,
right down to the rivet fastening the blades together.
A representation of the continents the way they appeared in ancient times.
A different stone with the continents, showing the Earth's other hemisphere.
A collection of fossiled dinosaur eggs. The yellowish one in
the center has been cross-sectioned to show its interior.
Dr. Cabrera gives a talk about the significance of the Paracas textile whose image adorns his office wall.
A full explanation of this ancient textile can be found in Dr. Cabrera's book.
Dr. Cabrera personally signs the copy of his book that I purchased from him.
Dr. Cabrera and I stand behind his desk for a photo.
A horrible picture of me (well, at least it proves I was there),
and Dr. Cabrera looks like he probably feels. Interestingly, the framed
portrait on the wall behind the doctor seems to frame him rather well.