Photo: Phallic Figurines Found in Israel Stone Age Burials



Phallic figurines (such as the object at left) as well as other grave goods—including small axes made with the mineral serpentine (top right), shell pendants (center right), and engraved tokens (bottom right)—were found in a Stone Age burial site in Israel, archaeologists announced in September 2008.

The Kfar HaHoresh site is unique in its prevalence of phallic figurines and oddly arranged human burials containing animal remains.

Photograph by Nigel Goring-Morris


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