Archaeologists find 5,000-year-old Venus figure in Turkey

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Ankara (Turkey), September 27 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found a 5,000-year-old Venus figure as part of an excavation being carried out in Canakkale's Ezine district in Turkey.

According to a report in Today's Zaman, the excavation began in the field three weeks ago in cooperation with Germany's University of Tubingen.

Assistant Professor Rustem Aslan, who is vice head of the excavation, told the Anatolia news agency that the aim of the dig is to find settlements outside Troy from the Bronze Age.

Some interesting findings have been unearthed during the excavation, according to Aslan.

"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 in prehistoric ages," he said.

"Such a seal is a rare piece. In addition to these items, we also found stone axes, well-processed and embellished pots and spindle-whorls, which were used for spinning wool," he added. (ANI)

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