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5,000-year-old Venus figure found in Canakkale
Today's Zaman ^ | Friday, September 25, 2009 | unattributed

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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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: anatolia; bananarama; canakkale; germany; godsgravesglyphs; shockingblue; trojanwar; troy; turkey; venus
5,000-year-old Venus figure found in Canakkale 5,000-year-old Venus figure found in Canakkale

1 posted on 10/02/2009 8:11:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 10/02/2009 8:12:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.....=.=


3 posted on 10/02/2009 8:16:13 PM PDT by cranked
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To: SunkenCiv

4 posted on 10/02/2009 8:19:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SunkenCiv
Paging Dr. Daniel Jackson...


5 posted on 10/02/2009 8:19:14 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: SunkenCiv

I thought i left that somewhere....

Where can i pick it up?


6 posted on 10/02/2009 8:21:05 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: SunkenCiv

I don’t know but the white figurine looks more like a penis than a Venus to me.


7 posted on 10/02/2009 8:23:44 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SunkenCiv

that’s a venus?

Where’s the boobs?


8 posted on 10/02/2009 8:25:03 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: SunkenCiv
That's some original symbol......X marks the spot.

Just think in a few thousand years, some aspiring archaeologist will dig and find


in a Late Meso-American site named Bur Bank and hypothesize what went wrong with the once thriving culture.
9 posted on 10/02/2009 8:31:19 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Maybe cave-ladies didn’t have boobs in those days ....


10 posted on 10/02/2009 8:32:26 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

That would explain why they are extinct!


11 posted on 10/02/2009 8:39:15 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

Good one!


12 posted on 10/02/2009 9:13:09 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan.....a Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: mamelukesabre

maybe not extinct but the group became more developed through evolution of selective breeding.

Guys wouldn’t give ‘em a tumble.


13 posted on 10/02/2009 9:32:18 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Could’ve come from anywhere. Could’ve fallen out of Byron’s pants when he swam the Hellespont.


14 posted on 10/03/2009 4:27:56 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( If you have kids, you have no right of privacy that the govt can't flick off your shoulder.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Sez “venus”, not... ;’)


15 posted on 10/03/2009 7:18:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: cranked

It refers not to a planet, but to a love goddess. :’)


16 posted on 10/03/2009 7:20:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


17 posted on 10/03/2009 7:25:23 AM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 7:52:29 AM PDT by cranked
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To: SunkenCiv

Did you say 5,000-year-old Venus with cankles?

19 posted on 10/03/2009 8:42:04 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
Universal Image of Venus[Fertility Goddess]

The dogu have something to tell us[Japan]


Tanabatake "Venus": A big-bottomed dogu from Nagano Prefecture, 2500-1500 B.C.

20 posted on 10/03/2009 2:18:49 PM PDT by BGHater ("real price of every thing ... is the toil and trouble of acquiring it")
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To: rabidralph; BGHater

Look at post #20. There’s some cankles for ya.


21 posted on 10/03/2009 4:08:47 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: rabidralph

Two out of three, in that case... ;’)


22 posted on 10/03/2009 6:40:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Malesherbes

:’)


23 posted on 10/03/2009 6:46:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL! You got a point, there.


24 posted on 10/03/2009 6:58:57 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: BGHater

Most Venus figures have bigger butts than boobs.


25 posted on 10/03/2009 7:15:20 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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26 posted on 06/03/2012 6:47:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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