Wednesday, August 19, 2009

16,000-year-old Mother Goddess 'Figurine' Found in Turkey

The Anatolia News Service is reporting an archeological find in a cave in South Turkey of a 16,000- year-old "figurine" which they term a "Mother Goddess." Archeologists involved in the excavation interpret the finding as showing that women had a high social status at that time. More info here and here. If anyone spots any pics of Her in breaking news stories on the Web, please let us know (in a comment, and I'll transfer the url up here).

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3 Comments:

At Thursday, August 20, 2009 9:05:00 AM, OpenID biblicalpaths said...

May have one... But not sure? What do you think? Authentic? http://biblicalpaths.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/turkey-16000-year-old-mother-goddess-figurine-unearthed/

 
At Thursday, August 20, 2009 12:15:00 PM, Blogger Medusa said...

Not authentic in terms being the recent find in Turkey. This pic is clearly of the Goddess best known today as Venus of Willendorf, found in the area of the present Austria (in fact, Austria published a postage stamp with her on it several months ago.) Under "Favorites" on the right of this page, see "Austrians Celebrate Anniversary of Willendorf Find" and "More Willendorf."

 
At Thursday, August 20, 2009 5:37:00 PM, Blogger Hecate said...

"Figurine" -- aka a "cult figure" and a "fertility talisman."

;)

Would love to see a pic if it gets posted.

 

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