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Vogelherd-Höhle, Germany - The cave became famous in 1931 after finding the Vogelherd figures from the Aurignacian, which include as small art works until today the oldest artworks of mankind.

Vogelherd-Höhle, Germany - The cave became famous in 1931 after finding the Vogelherd figures from the Aurignacian, which include as small art works until today the oldest artworks of mankind.

Die Bedeutung des Löwenmenschen und der eiszeitlichen Kunst

Die Bedeutung des Löwenmenschen und der eiszeitlichen Kunst

Shigir Idol ~ The Idol, twice as ancient as the Egyptian Pyramids, is the oldest wooden statue in the world, estimated as having been constructed approximately 9,500 years ago, and preserved as if in a time capsule in a peat bog on the western fringe of Siberia. It's covered with symbols and pictograms and the geometrical ornament had some meaning. The difficulty of interpretation is the possible multiple related meanings. Scientists wonder if it's a lost written language or coded?

The Shigir Idol, found in 1890 in a peat bog in the Urals, has been redated with new radiocarbon methods and determined to be year.

Lion head in Ivory, Vogelherd Cave, Germany 35,000 years old

cave lion head sculpted in woolly mammoth ivory years ago. From Vogelherd Cave, Germany

Vinca culture, Balkan, 5,400 and 4,700 BC

From the to the millennium BC, the Vinca culture stretched for hundreds…

The Kingsteignton Idol, druid figure carved from oak branch, in RAMM

The Kingsteignton Idol, druid figure carved from oak branch, in RAMM

Ivory Carving of Mammoth, Vogeherd cave, Germany, from about 33.000 BCE. A rare treasure of prehistoric sculpture.

Ivory Carving of Mammoth, Vogelherd cave, Germany, from about BCE. A rare treasure of prehistoric sculpture.

The original soapstone mould found in the 1870s http://irisharchaeology.ie/2015/05/bronze-viking-age-dragon-found-in-birka-sweden/

Casting Mould (c.) soapstone, Sweden - The mould was probably used for casting dress pins using an overlay technique. Dress pins of this kind were usually gilded with silver or gold.

Figurine of a small boar, from Tappeh Sarab, Iran, c.6th millennium BC (clay) national mus iran. مجسمه گلی با شمایل گراز ، هزاره ششم قبل از میلاد (قدمت بیش از ۷۰۰۰ سال ) تپه سر آب، موزه‌ ایران باستان ،تهران By: Virtual Museum of Iran Art / موزه مجازی هنر ایران On Facebook. IranologySociety.

Figurine of a small boar from Tappeh Sarab - Iran, ca millennium BC. Clay sculpture with icons boar. (dating back more than years) water hills, Museum of Iran, Tehran / Iran Virtual Museum of Art.

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