Mount Rushmore after 10,000 years

Mount Rushmore is a carving in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The carving depicts American Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

In Life After People, Mount Rushmore is predicted to be one of the last symbols of humanity, still recognizable 10,000 years after people. Mount Rushmore might last long enough to be viewed by the first of our replacements.

5 million years after people: The granite has eroded away, animals thrive near the remaining granite.