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Strange 1500 year old golden figurine found!
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06-28-2013, 01:22 PM #1
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Using metal detector, hobby archaeologists have recently made a rare, 1500-year-old discovery on Danish Island of Bornholm.

The exact place, where the artifact was found is Smørenge, located about 7.5 miles from Rønne, the capital of Bornholm.

The artifact found in a field area with a lot of pasture and meadow, depicts a naked woman and weighs only three grams.

Despite standing just 4.2cm (1.7in) tall, the figure is intricately detailed with her facial features and incised hair clearly visible. She is naked except for a patterned belt, and appears to be standing on tiptoe or jumping...
http://www.messagetoeagle.com/goldenfigu...rnholm.php
06-28-2013, 05:03 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:Previously, archaeologists found 24 gold artefacts, which are small pieces of gold foil from the Iron Age, depicting animals or humans and most likely were used as sacrifices at a sacred spring.

There's a lot of unanswered questions about the female figure. She could represent a sacrifice for fertility and perhaps even health because of her athletic appearance.

The place where golden figurines were found was probably chosen due to the presence of one or more springs.

I was thinking the shape and the 'teeth' in the back makes it look like something you'd put in your hair. 13.gif
06-28-2013, 05:05 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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iagree.gif However as we know, everything from the past was used for religious purposes. 15.gif

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06-28-2013, 05:07 PM #4
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(06-28-2013, 05:03 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:Previously, archaeologists found 24 gold artefacts, which are small pieces of gold foil from the Iron Age, depicting animals or humans and most likely were used as sacrifices at a sacred spring.

There's a lot of unanswered questions about the female figure. She could represent a sacrifice for fertility and perhaps even health because of her athletic appearance.

The place where golden figurines were found was probably chosen due to the presence of one or more springs.

I was thinking the shape and the 'teeth' in the back makes it look like something you'd put in your hair. 13.gif

Thats a very good observation...Barrettes/Hair Combs for the elite...While the common poor people probably wore them made out of bone or wood or we not allowed to wear them at all...Status symbols for the wealthy royal bloodlines...Some things never change...I wonder if women wore the golden images of men in their hair and if men wore the golden images of women in their hair? or the other way around? or both?
06-28-2013, 05:15 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, I don't buy the assumption that every item made in the past was for religious purposes. 13.gif
06-28-2013, 05:31 PM #6
Ruby Wolf Member
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(06-28-2013, 05:15 PM)Octo Wrote:  Well, I don't buy the assumption that every item made in the past was for religious purposes. 13.gif

Maybe they were actually used for something like this?

İmage
06-28-2013, 05:36 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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chuckle.gif It's possible, but I don't think there was any corn growing in Denmark at the time.
06-28-2013, 05:38 PM #8
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(06-28-2013, 05:36 PM)Octo Wrote:  chuckle.gif It's possible, but I don't think there was any corn growing in Denmark at the time.

Right...but for holding some sort of food? so the elites wouldnt get their precious hands dirty while eating...

They might have also been used as small hand held weapons?

06-28-2013, 05:42 PM #9
Ruby Wolf Member
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Or even for burning incense?

İmage
06-28-2013, 06:09 PM #10
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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geese

all the weed smokers ,,, and they couldn't see that

this is a Roach Clip , for a female plant

The female plant when properly manicured and kept away
from male plants

produces Sensimilia , the potent good kind of weed .

Bound to be worshiped just as highly as it is now .

ROACH CLIP ,,, heheh heh

and I'm an Amateur Archy


damned pro's , all the western schooling got them
stuck on Religion .
06-28-2013, 06:13 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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lmao.gif


Goddamn hippies everywhere.
06-28-2013, 06:16 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-28-2013, 05:15 PM)Octo Wrote:  Well, I don't buy the assumption that every item made in the past was for religious purposes. 13.gif


Then why do the archaeologists say the figurine's arms are tied behind her back? damned.gif
06-28-2013, 06:20 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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Where did you read that? reading.gif
06-28-2013, 06:27 PM #14
Ruby Wolf Member
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They might just be an ancient version of one of these...

İmage
06-28-2013, 06:29 PM #15
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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arms are on the side with over sized hands framing
her tummy



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