Friday, August 08, 2008

Austrians Celebrate Anniversary of Willendorf Find

Austria is issuing a stamp today as part of a celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the statue known as the "Venus of Willendorf." A special show about Her and similar figures will open tomorrow at the Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) in Vienna (Wien), where She is permanently housed. According to news accounts, chocolates, soaps and other products in Her image will also be available.

Here is a shorter version of the above BBC link:
A shorter link for the museum's Willendorf information page (in English) is

UPDATE 1: Museum Willendorf Celebration Program (in German)

UPDATE 2: The stamp is in 3D!!! You can see it on at least two sites: the Austrian PO site, followed by a long string so I've given you a tinyurl link; and at at British stamp publication, also followed by a long string so I've linked it again with the help of tinyurl (try to ignore the rather flip headline). You can probably get the best idea of the 3D effect on the British site.


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