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29 April 1999
Neolithic ceramic statues found in Romania

Experts of Bukovina's National Museum (Romania) made an exciting archaeological discovery in the village of Mihoveni, near the northern city of Suceava. They have found six small ceramic statues that belonged to the Cucuteni culture, which existed during the Neolithic period from 2,000-700 BCE, and was indigenous to Romania's northeastern area.
      The six small statues are zoomorphic idols that represent a "species of horned cattle." Experts say the area where they were found may have been a special site dedicated to the performance of rituals to a bull totem or deity, a figure that is culturally significant and symbolic to agricultural communities.

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