Statue of Busty Woman May Be World's Oldest
Sexualized carving done 35K years ago: German scientists
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 13, 2009 4:16 PM CDT
Venus, found in 2008 in a cave in Schelklingen, southern Germany, is allegedly the world's oldest reproduction of a human.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – German scientists have unearthed what may be the world’s oldest statue, a 35,000-year-old ivory carving of a busty woman. The 2.4 inch sculpture with extra-large breasts and an enlarged vulva was found in the same cave as a penis-shaped stone discovered in 2005, and may be an artistic impression of fertility, Bild reports. Venus, as she’s being dubbed, will be on display in Germany.