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Skywizard
8th January 2013, 19:46
Archaeologists at a Neolithic settlement in Greece have discovered over 300 clay figurines some that look like people, others that look like human-animal hybrids, all of which date back more than 7,000 years.

The little statuettes were scattered all over Koutroulou Magoula, a site about 160 miles (257 kilometers) from Athens that was occupied during the Middle Neolithic period (c. 5800 - 5300 B.C.). Researchers say Koutroulou Magoula was once home a few hundred people who made houses from stone and mud-bricks and subsisted by farming and keeping domestic animals. The archaeologists are still investigating what the artifacts say about the ancient settlement's culture.

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"Figurines were thought to typically depict the female form, but our find is not only extraordinary in terms of quantity, but also quite diverse male, female and non-gender specific ones have been found and several depict a hybrid human-bird figure," Yannis Hamilakis, co-director of the Koutroulou Magoula Archaeology and Archaeological Ethnography project, said in a statement.

Source: http://www.livescience.com/26066-neolithic-artifacts-ancient-greece.html

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Ra and Thoth

Ra (The Sun God)
Believed to have created the world, he was seen as the paramount force of creation and the Master of Life.

Thoth (God of Wisdom and Writing)
The creator of magic, the inventor of writing, teacher of man, messenger of the Gods, the divine record keeper and mediator.

Do you think these two had anything in common, Greece and Egypt?
Are these depicting human-animal hybrids or Gods?

Peace
~skywizard

Ivanhoe
8th January 2013, 21:55
well they might depict the gods of the time, but I don't find anything remotely reptilian about them,... they heve the heads of birds after all....

Skywizard
8th January 2013, 22:41
well they might depict the gods of the time, but I don't find anything remotely reptilian about them,... they heve the heads of birds after all....

Your right , don't know what I was thinking (edited post). I guess I had a senior moment...:wacko:

~the wizard

Ivanhoe
8th January 2013, 22:58
well they might depict the gods of the time, but I don't find anything remotely reptilian about them,... they heve the heads of birds after all....

Your right , don't know what I was thinking (edited post). I guess I had a senior moment...:wacko:

~the wizard
Dat's cool Wiz. I have 'em too. LOL