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The oldest known portrait of a woman

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Carved from a woolly mammoth tusk 26,000 years ago, the earliest portrait of a woman ever created is set to go on display at the British Museum.

The astonishing piece of art, smaller than a thumb at just 4.8cm high, was created in the middle of the last Ice Age, in a valley in what is now Moravia in the Czech Republic, using stone tools.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Amazing, would love to go see it.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

thats awesome what a find looks alien like lol

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