German Archeologists uncover Ancient Statue of Water Goddess 


Before construction on the Mönchstockheim bypass on state road 2275, an excavation was done. Along with the clay figurine, archaeologists recovered “numerous fragments, ceramic tools made of bones, and a well-preserved clay seal” from the prehistoric canal on the site. 

Clay seals found at this location display extraordinary well-preserved patterns.

Due to the figurines’ arched inward surface, experts at the State Office believe that organic materials, such as bread dough, were decorated with the figurine. 

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“So much attention,” Köhler says, holding in his gloved hand the 19 centimeters (7 inches) tall statuette that still poses many mysteries for the archaeologists. “The condition is excellent. I’m really intimidated.”

“The figure is intact,” he added. This means it is preserved in one piece.

Stefanie Berg, head of the Bavarian State Office for Monument Protection, says that there is no surface on the upper body and partially present legs. So, the researchers determined gender by the holes surrounding the head.