4000 år gammal orm av trä hittad i Finland

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4000 år gammal orm av trä hittad i Finland

Inlägg av Jerrark » 29 juni 2021, 19:51

Den 4000-åriga ormen, snidad i trä har undersökts av arkeologer som funderar på vad den symboliserar.

Man är ännu osäker huruvida det snidade konstverket föreställer en snok eller en huggorm. Kanske det föreställer en rent mytologisk orm.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/hist ... in-finland
Sinuous Stone-Age snake sculpture unearthed in Finland

Scientists are trying to understand the meaning and purpose of the unique discovery, which comes from the site of a 4,000-year-old lake shore.
The unique, 4,000-year-old wooden artifact was discovered last year at Järvensuo I, a site in southwest Finland that encompasses a stretch of peat and mud, according to an article published today in the journal Antiquity.

The 21-inch-long snake figurine was found roughly a foot and a half down in a peat layer at the site, lying alone on its side. Its features were carefully carved from a stick, and the artist took care to incorporate the sinuous curves of the branch to serpentine effect.