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2014-05-24 23:03:27

WowBobble.com is a renowned figurine manufacturer and retailer. Recently, the company has announced its new assortment of bobblehead dolls for customers throughout the world. (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 WowBobble.com is a renowned figurine manufacturer and retailer. Recently, the company has announced its new assortment of bobblehead dolls for customers throughout the world. Asides from that, all the new dolls are offered at discounted prices, up to 50% off, before June 08, 2014. “We are very...

Archeologists Find Neolithic Hoard
2012-11-06 19:05:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it turns out, humans have always been interested in the nicer things in life. Little trinkets, jewelry, pretty and interesting-looking rocks, all of these have been found in archeological digs. No matter the explicit purpose of these items, one thing seems universally true: They were simply nice to look at, a kind gesture from one person to another. Now, some Tübingen archeologists have found what they believe...

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2012-08-30 14:52:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two small figurines discovered near Jerusalem have been dated between 9,000 and 9,500 years ago and support the notion that religion and society played a significant role during the Stone Age. According to a press release by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the ram and wild bovine statuettes were found while the authority was excavating near Tel Motza prior to work on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, a few miles north of...

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2009-05-14 07:45:00

German anthropologists believe they may have found the oldest man-made representation of a human figure in the form of a grotesquely exaggerated sculpture of a female body.The roughly 3-inch tall figurine carved of mammoth ivory portrays a woman with disproportionately large breasts, prominent buttocks and very pronounced genitals.  The artifact, which has been dubbed the Venus of Hohle Fels, was discovered in an ongoing excavation in southwestern Germany.  Based on the results of...

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2008-12-02 08:33:18

Extraordinary artifacts from the late Stone Age have been discovered in Russia. The location at Zaraysk, which is southeast of Moscow, has produced both the unique figurines as well as some carvings on mammoth tusks. The discoveries also consist of a cone-shaped item whose purpose; the authors state in the journal Antiquity, "remains a puzzle". Such inventive artifacts have been previously found in the nearby areas of Kostenki and Avdeevo, but this is the first kind of find at Zaraysk. The...

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2008-08-07 13:45:00

On Thursday, Austrians in Vienna are celebrating the 100 year-old discovery of a tiny but voluptuous figurine that dates back 25,000 years to a time when mammoths roamed the region. Austria is going all out Friday to fete the limestone beauty known as the Venus of Willendorf for the hamlet along the Danube where archaeologists stumbled upon her a century ago. They will celebrate with Venus wine, Venus chocolates, and pancakes with Venus jam. The Venus of Willendorf is just 4 inches tall but...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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