News: Goddess figure discovered in Israel

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“An 8,000-year-old Yarmukian Mother Goddess figurine was found at Sha’ar HaGolan archaeological site, located on the northern bank of the Yarmouk River, in the center of the Jordan Valley. . . 'This woman ceramic figurine is a hallmark of Yarmukian culture,' Eirikh-Rose said. 'This is one of the largest examples of the figurine found. It is of a large, seated woman with big hips, a unique pointed hat and what is known as ‘coffee-bean’ eyes and a big nose. One hand is positioned on her hip and the other one under her breast'."

(© photo Israel Antiquities Authority)