5,000-year-old “goddess” idol found in excavations in Izmir

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Peter Kavinsky

Found in Izmir! 5,000 years old

Ege University Faculty of Letters, Archeology Department Lecturer and Yeşilova Mound Excavation Head Assoc. Dr. Zafer Derin said that the 7-centimeter-long artifact found in Yassıtepe has a cubic structure, a round head and a rectangular body.

Stating that small sized god or goddess figurines for worship in polytheistic religions are described as “idol”, Derin said, “The found idol can be interpreted as a two-dimensional worship object, which has been seen since the Neolithic Period, with an authoritarian appearance, depicted with animals next to it, and formed by the change and abstraction of fat goddesses over time. ” made its assessment.

Derin stated that the idol, which is a symbol of the goddess cult in the region, was made of marble and was used to bring fertility and health to the person carrying the work. Izmir He stated that they will deliver it to the Archaeological Museum.




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