Ancient Bikini-Clad Statue Unearthed in Bulgaria

Society | July 30, 2006, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

Bulgarian archeologists have stumbled upon an ancient female cult figurine, visibly dressed in a bikini, Darik News reported.

The sculpture dates back to the Vth century B.C. and was unearthed during digs close to the Hotnitsa village near central Veliko Tarnovo.

Veliko Tarnovo University's faculty member Stefan Chohadzhiev, who leads the archeological team, explained that seeing so precise underwear lining on the piece was a surprise.

The figurine was probably carved by prehistoric believers who worshipped the woman as a mother, Chohadzhiev added.

The ancient village where the statue was found was first explored in Hotnitsa fifty years ago, and digs have been ongoing there since then. The site has produced many sensational artefacts including the oldest pieces of golden jewelry in Europe.
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