Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Stone Age figurines discovered at Tel Motza

Stone Age figurine of a ram
(Photo: Yael Yolovitch, courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority)
The two figurines - about 9,500 years old - in the image of a ram and a wild bovine, point to the existence of a cultic belief in the region in the New Stone Age. They might have been used good-luck statues to ensure a successful hunt. -- Israel Antiquities Authority via Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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