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Posted on 10/18/2007 9:15:37 PM PDT by blam
Czech archaeologists find 7,000 year-old unique statue
www.chinaview.cn 2007-10-19 01:26:14
PRAGUE, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Czech Archaeologists have uncovered a part of a half-meter high statue of a woman nearly 7,000 years old in the country, which was called "a find of the century," the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) reported on Thursday.
Experts from Brno's Masaryk University confirmed the unique character of the statue uncovered in Masovice, South Moravia area of the Czech republic, the paper said.
The hollow legs and haunch of the female statue, made of ceramic, originate in 4,800 - 4,700 B.C., MfD wrote.
Nothing similar has been uncovered so far, according to the experts.
The statue was made by the people of the prehistorical culture known as "Moravian Painted Ceramic".
"The statue was decorated with yellow paint. It is of an immense archaeological value," archaeologist Zdenek Cizmar is quoted as saying.
Masaryk University expert Vladimir Podborsky said that the find is very unique.
"No statue of such dimensions and such type has been uncovered either in Europe or in Orient so far. It has a great scientific importance," Podborsky said.
Wow! I was on an archeological dig in Southern Moravia in 1976, as a college student. We dug up some pottery bits and artifacts from about the 10th century (AD), but nothing approaching this age. This gentle land has seen a lot of human history.
Fascinating. Too bad there’s no picture.
gaahh, the last letter got screwed up. It was a y with an accent over it.
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Oh my goodness! The Chinese are so politically incorrect. They actually said “B.C.!” Oh dear, oh dear oh dear!
It’s Hillary Clinton’s ankles!
It looks to confirm something else for the first time. Cartoon characters, specifically Fred Flintsone did exist.
Incredible. Thanks for posting the photo.
I have never visited that wonderful country. I look forward to being able to go there one day.
Hillary’s lovely legs!
I was so stunned to find out what a "haunch" was, LOL.
You know, it’s a term I’ve heard many times during my life, but I don’t know precisely what it is either.
It's your hips, thigh and upper leg area. The general sitting/crouching portion of the anatomy. It's what jihadis sit on while hiding in ditches waiting for an opportunity to make "whoopie" in an afterlife with their 72 Helen Thomas's.
My guess would have been the portion of the leg just above the knee. Guess I wasn’t too far off.
I don’t know if I have heard of a human haunch before, it was usually an animal haunch... as in “the dog fell back on his haunches when I stopped tugging on his play ring”.
The partial figure looks like modern art.
It’s a Gort prototype!
“Klaatu barada nikto!”
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