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
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.