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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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2008-08-07 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...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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