Gaza farmer finds stone statue of ancient Canaanite goddess dating back 4,500 years to late Bronze Age

The Independent says a farmer has discovered a stone statue of an ancient Canaanite goddess in the Gaza Strip dating back to the late Bronze Age.

Gaza farmer finds stone statue of ancient Canaanite goddess dating back 4,500 years to late Bronze Age

The Independent says a farmer has discovered a stone statue of an ancient Canaanite goddess in the Gaza Strip dating back to the late Bronze Age.

According to Palestinian archaeologists, the head of the war goddess Anat dates back to 4,500 years.

Khan Younis, a Gazan farmer, unearthed the 22cm-high (8.7 in) statue while digging his land in the south of the strip.

The carving appears shows the face of the major northwest Semitic goddess wearing a serpent crown.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/gaza-farmer-canaanite-goddess-statue-b2066765.html

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