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Prehistoric phallus among findings in northern Israel

Archaeologists have uncovered remnants of a Stone Age culture on the route of a planned rail line in northern Israel, including obsidian arrowheads and fertility objects like a stone phallus and a carved depiction of female genitalia.

Prehistoric phallus among findings in northern Israel
A prehistoric stone fertility object in the shape of a phallus, found on the route of a planned rail line in
northern Israel [Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority]
The oldest ruins at the site date to 9,000 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority said, but it was still inhabited thousands of years later. The location was excavated in a salvage dig ahead of the construction of new train tracks from Haifa to Carmiel.

The findings include the most complete buildings from that time discovered so far in Israel, and some of the oldest evidence of organized legume agriculture in the Middle East, archaeologists Yitzhak Paz and Yaakov Vardi said in a statement.

The objects discovered at the site also show that residents traded with faraway cultures, they said.

“The large number of tools made from obsidian, which is not found in Israel, shows trade ties with Turkey, Georgia and other areas as long ago as this period,” read the statement, released earlier this month.

The fertility objects, like the small stone phallus, “also represented the fertility of the land,” they said. The archaeologists link those findings to a civilization that existed in what is now Israel between 5500 and 4500 BCE.

The civilization, known as the Wadi Rabbah culture, was named for the first site at which it was discovered northeast of Tel Aviv in the 1950s.

Author: Matti Friedman | Source: The Times of Israel [March 26, 2013]

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  1. ...Quando si parla di FERTILITA' necessita non dimenticare MAI un TEMPO di 80.000/100.000 anni di "oggettiva concettualità" quale libera scelta di una "RAZIONALITA'" che oggi interessa e caratterizza un'intera specie, chiamata UMANITA'. Essa, per sua LIBERA SCELTA si distanzia dalla verità antropologica, diversamente, si rischia di cogliere la geologica verità di quel TRILOBITE che nel TEMPO di circa 500.000.000 milioni di anni fa, si riteneva il PADRE della NATURA e dell'UMANITA'(allora il CONTINENTE AFRICANO era al posto dell'attuale ANTARTIDE e viceversa). Quando sempre in VERITA': - in un TEMPO otto volte maggiore, già esisteva un MICROmondo dei viventi, che ne governava a sua insaputa, l'unità funzionale e strutturale della VITA, con tutte le sue LIBERE SCELTE e le sue SACRALITA'.-


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