Israelis find rare stone age figures

2012-08-29 22:12
A rare stone age figurine that was found last week prior to the widening of a major highway that connects Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. (Yael Yolovitch, Israel Antiquities Authority, AP)

A rare stone age figurine that was found last week prior to the widening of a major highway that connects Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. (Yael Yolovitch, Israel Antiquities Authority, AP)

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Jerusalem - Israel's Antiquities Authority says archaeologists have unearthed two 9 500-year-old figurines near Jerusalem that help shed light on religion and society during the stone age.

It says archaeologists unearthed the two rare figurines last week in Tel Motza between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during a dig ahead of the expansion of a major highway in the area.

One of the objects is shaped like a ram and made of limestone. The other depicts an ox and is made of dolomite. Both are 15cm long.

The statement on Wednesday said the figurines could have been either good luck hunting icons or a representation of the animal's domestication.

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