Archaeology: head of a goddess statue discovered in Turkey

13 August, 10:33

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, AUGUST 13 - The head of an 8,000-year-old statue of a goddess has been found during excavations in Izmir's Yesilova tumulus, in the Aegean coast of Turkey, as reported by Anatolia news agency.

    Associate Professor Zafer Derin said they had found very important pieces during this year's excavations, adding that the four-centimeter head of the statue had a special meaning as it was the first of its kind discovered in Turkey.

    Women and fertility were sacred in western Anatolian culture, Derin said, adding that the area was the center of the mother goddess culture. ''We have the head of a mother goddess figure.

    We know that worship of mother goddesses was common in this region in the past, but we have found the four-centimeter head of a goddess statue for the first time in Turkey. People used to put this statue in their home to have healthier children. This small piece is a very beautiful one from 6000 B.C.'' Derin said another significant find unearthed during the Yesilova excavations was a seal in the shape of a shoe. ''People used to carry this seal with them and use it when a signature was necessary.'' Derin said the Yeilova excavations, were currently hosting scientists from Europe and the U.S. (ANSAmed).

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