The 3,400-year-old figurine.

Curious 3,400-Year-Old Canaanite Figurine Discovered by Young Boy in Israel

Beit She’an Valley is a National Park in northern Israel. It is also one of the most important excavation sites in a country which still hides many secrets. One of the more recent discoveries at the...
Fragments of a female figurine from Hohle Fels in south-western Germany dating to the Aurignacian period roughly 40,000 years ago. Images: J. Lipták/University of Tübingen.

Fragments of 40,000 year old female ‘Venus’ carving found

Two fragments of a prehistoric female figurine have been discovered in a cave at Hohle Fels in Germany. The figurine was carved from mammoth ivory and fit together to form an artifact measuring 23 mm...
‘The Elevation of the Great Elector into Olympus’. Ceiling painting (detail: Mercury), City Palace, Potsdam

Two thousand year old Mercury figurine found in Yorkshire

A metal detector enthusiast has discovered a 2000-year old figurine depicting the Roman god Mercury in a field near Selby, Yorkshire, UK. It is the 1,000 th officially recorded archaeological find of...
23,000-year-old statuette found in France adds to mysterious collection of ‘Venus figurines’

23,000-year-old statuette found in France adds to mysterious collection of 'Venus figurines'

Archaeologists in France made a rare and important discovery when they unearthed a statuette of a woman dating back some 23,000 years during excavations in Amiens. The precious relic, which matches...
Old pagan god figurine in Russia

Fisherman catches 4,000-year-old pagan god figurine in Russia

A Russian fishermen has hauled in an incredibly rare ancient figurine from the bottom of a riverbed in the village of Tisul in southern Russia, an area known to have been inhabited in ancient times...
Stone Age Artefacts in Cyprus

Discovery Reveals Cyprus was part of Neolithic Revolution

Artefacts found at an archaeological site in Cyprus suggest that humans occupied the Mediterranean island about 1,000 years earlier than previously believed. The implication is that Cyprus was part...
Cyprus human figurine

Archaeologists unearth earliest complete human figurine in Cyprus

Archaeologists have unearthed the oldest ever human figurine in Cyprus , which has been dated to 10,500 to 11,000 years old. It was discovered during excavations at Agia Varvara-Asprokremnos, a...
Ivory Figurine - Vogelherd Cave Germany

Archaeologists Piece Together Ancient Ice Age Artwork

Recent archaeological excavations at Vogelherd Cave in the Lone Valley of Southwestern Germany recovered the head of an ivory figurine whose body was first uncovered at the original site dig in 1931...
Gold Nordic figurine

Unique Nordic Iron Age gold figurine found in Denmark

A field on the island of Bornholm in Denmark has been the site of a number of interesting archaeological finds, namely the discovery of golden figurines dating back to the Iron Age , and now the...