Skip to comments.5,000-year-old Venus figure found in Canakkale
Posted on 10/02/2009 8:11:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A 5,000-year-old Venus figure and a seal have been found in an excavation. A 5,000-year-old Venus figure has been found as part of an excavation being carried out in Çanakkale's Ezine district.
The excavation began in the field three weeks ago in cooperation with Germany's University of Tübingen. Assistant Professor Rüstem Aslan, who is vice head of the excavation, told the Anatolia news agency that the aim of the dig is to find settlements outside Troy from the Bronze Age.
Some interesting findings have been unearthed during the excavation, Aslan said. "We found a 5,000-year-old Venus figure, which used to represent woman at the time, as well as a seal with which people used to mark their belongings in prehistoric ages. Such a seal is a rare piece. In addition to these items, we also found stone axes, well-processed and embellished pots and spindle-whorls, which were used for spinning wool."
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Did they even know about Venus back then?
Did they even know to call the planet they observed ‘Venus”?
Did they know that they were looking at a planet?
“Venus” figure indeed.....=.=
I thought i left that somewhere....
Where can i pick it up?
I don’t know but the white figurine looks more like a penis than a Venus to me.
that’s a venus?
Where’s the boobs?
Maybe cave-ladies didn’t have boobs in those days ....
That would explain why they are extinct!
maybe not extinct but the group became more developed through evolution of selective breeding.
Guys wouldn’t give ‘em a tumble.
Could’ve come from anywhere. Could’ve fallen out of Byron’s pants when he swam the Hellespont.
Sez “venus”, not... ;’)
It refers not to a planet, but to a love goddess. :’)
I have on my bookshelf a 5,000 year old statue of the goddess Artemis (5,000 is just an estimate - statue hasn’t been carbon dated.) I bought it from a Turk for five bucks in the environs of excavated Ephesus. I was able to smuggle it out of Turkey unchallenged by the antiquities police.
Fertility more like it, but it still bothers me that they label these type figurines as “Venus figures,” though I do understand the symbolism of doing such.
Did you say 5,000-year-old Venus with cankles?
Tanabatake "Venus": A big-bottomed dogu from Nagano Prefecture, 2500-1500 B.C.
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