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900-year-old figurine found in Illinois

A 900-year-old figurine of a kneeling woman was found in southwestern Illinois during the construction of a new bridge across the Mississippi River. If just one more shovel of earth had been removed, the curious figurine of a kneeling woman carved about 900 years ago might have ended up in

13,000-year-old clay figure found in Japan

The clay torso of a woman, which dates back 13,000 years, has been found in Japan. The tiny figure, 3.1 centimeters in height and 14.6 grams in weight, depicts a female torso with breasts and a waistline. The figure, which was discovered at the Aidanikumahara archaeological site, is from an

The world’s oldest Santa Claus figurine

Archaeologists in Ohio have uncovered the world's Santa Claus figurine which dates back to 1884. According to a report in Discovery News, the 2.5 inches tall object, known as the “Blue Santa”, was made circa 1884 by The American Marble and Toy Manufacturing Company. “It’s a wishing Santa. You hold it in

5,000-year-old Venus figurine found in Turkey

A 5,000-year-old Venus figurine has been found during an excavation in Çanakkale, Turkey. 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

Neolithic human figurine found in Turkey

The stone figure of a reclining beaded man has been found at Çatalhöyük in Turkey. A reclining man with a bushy beard and big nose is the latest to join a haul of stone figurines unearthed at the ancient site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey. The sculpture, which measures around six inches

16,000 year-old mother goddess figurine found in Turkey

Archaeologists excavating the Direkli Cave in Turkey have unearthed a 16,000-year-old goddess figurine. Noting that it was the third cave excavation of Turkey, Erek said that the clay mother goddess figurine they found was 16,000 years old. Erek said that the figurine showed that the social status of women was very