Czech archaeologists find 7,000 year-old unique statue 2007-10-19 01:26:14   Print

    PRAGUE, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Czech Archaeologists have uncovered a part of a half-meter high statue of a woman nearly 7,000 years old in the country, which was called "a find of the century," the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) reported on Thursday.

    Experts from Brno's Masaryk University confirmed the unique character of the statue uncovered in Masovice, South Moravia area of the Czech republic, the paper said.

    The hollow legs and haunch of the female statue, made of ceramic, originate in 4,800 - 4,700 B.C., MfD wrote.

    Nothing similar has been uncovered so far, according to the experts.

    The statue was made by the people of the prehistorical culture known as "Moravian Painted Ceramic".

    "The statue was decorated with yellow paint. It is of an immense archaeological value," archaeologist Zdenek Cizmar is quoted as saying.

    Masaryk University expert Vladimir Podborsky said that the find is very unique.

    "No statue of such dimensions and such type has been uncovered either in Europe or in Orient so far. It has a great scientific importance," Podborsky said.     

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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