CULTURAS MISTERIOSAS - Mysterious Cultures
Colossal Roman (Augustan) Statue of Minerva,Augustan Period, ca. 27 BC - AD 14.Face and the neck, now lost, have been substituted by a plastercast of the Athena Carpegna.Its remarkable size suggest that it was a cult image, although an hypothesis remains linking it to the temple of Minerva on the Aventine. The sculpture bears the hallmarks of the second half of the 5th Century BC and the use of different materials links it to the tradition of Greek cult statues in gold and ivory made by Phidias
stone-spheres-costa-rica -- Some of the stones aren’t as perfectly smooth or spherical as claimed; researchers have found some that still have trace marks of the tools that were used to create them. They were made – quite literally – by banging two rocks together. What’s not known is why they were made.
The Berlin specimen of Archaeopteryx is considered the most famous fossil in the world. It is about 150 million yrs. old and was discovered in limestone deposits in Eichstaett, Bavaria. Archaeopteryx has bird flight feathers and legs, but also has reptile features such as a tail bone and claws on the wing bones.
Valdivian Fertility Goddess ~The Valdivia Culture is one of the oldest settled cultures recorded in the Americas. It emerged from the earlier Las Vegas culture and thrived on the Santa Elena peninsula near the modern-day town of Valdivia, Ecuador between 3500 BC and 1800 BC.
Red haired goddess - Starčevo culture of Southeastern Europe, dating to the Neolithic period between c. 5500 and 4500 BCE (another source says between 6200 and 5200 BCE). The oldest culture of the Early Stone Age to be found in the Balkans, tracing the beginning of agriculture and the first permanent settlements in the fifth millennium B.C., which are well preserved on the Danube River’s bank, with oval-shaped sod houses.
From the 11th to the 13th Centuries, rabbits became reviled for their pagan connections to sexuality, easy fertility, and as the important women's religious symbol: the moon. A carved stone, southern portal of Chartres Cathedral shows a lewd, laughing rabbit-man tempting and carrying off a chaste young woman
The unique Zebra Stone has been placed at 600 MILLION YEARS OLD in the Upper Proterozoic era or Pre-Cambrian period. The only known deposits in the world have been discovered in the East Kimberleys, Western Australia. The stone consists of a fine grained siliceous argillite (indurated siltstone or clay stone) with rhythmic patterns of red bands or spots contrasting sharply with a lighter background. It is not known how the regular patterns were formed.