Manchester, Kentucky: Indian Rock - Red Bird Petroglyphs

No Rosetta Stone, but this sandstone boulder is marked with petroglyphs in eight obscure old languages, from Germanic runes to Hebrew to Egyptian and early Libyan symbols. It broke off a cliff in 1994; now a convenient landmark with interpretive signs.
Memorial Dr., Manchester, KY
East of US Hwy 421 along north side of Memorial Dr.
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Indian Rock

This is a rock that fell into town and has eight Old World alphabets engraved on it. Locals will know this by "Indian Rock," and so you will need to know to call it that if asking for directions. This rock fell down a hill on Route 66.

[Stefanie, 07/25/2013]

Fenced in and under a shelter since it broke off a cliff in 1994. Also known as the Red Bird Petroglyphs. Pre-Columbus/1492 languages carved into the sandstone boulder include old Arabic, Hebrew and first century Greek.

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