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Found: A Goddess Statue That's 8,000 Years Old

This statue is 8,000 years old. (Photo: Çatalhöyük Research Project) As soon as archaeologists found this statue, they knew it was special. It was found at a Neolithic site in Central Turkey, where it was carefully crafted sometime around 6,000 B.C. It’s 6.7 inches tall and 4.3 wide, and it weighs 2.2 pounds. It’s made of recrystallized limestone, and, Stanford University says, is distinguished by the fine lines of its “elaborate fat rolls,” its arms, separated from the torso, and the cut below the belly.
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