Anniversary of mysterious ancient Venus

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An exhibition to mark the centenary of the discovery of a 25,000-year-old sculpture has opened in Vienna. The four-inch tall Venus of Willendorf, which was found along the River Danube in 1908, features alongside other female statuettes in a special display which opened on August 9th at the Naturhistorisches Museum. Austria’s post office has also commissioned a stamp featuring the Palaeolithic period stone figurine, which could have been a symbol of fertility or a goddess.

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