Ancient stone with phallic motif found in Denmark

This 5-7,000 year-old decorated stone found by a couple walking along Horsens Fjord.

This 5-7,000 year-old decorated stone found by a couple walking along Horsens Fjord.

A young couple walking along Horsens Fjord (Denmark) in August this year made a sensational discovery a 7,000 year old stone with a carved man with an erect phallus and two fishes.

Archaeologists at Horsens museum were taken aback, and immediately passed the stone on the National Museum of Denmark to determine whether the motif was indeed from the Stone Age or simply a later work of art using an ancient style.

They now believe the stone to be from the Ertebølle Culture between 5,400 and 3,900 BCE.

Apart from its phallic representation, the man in the motif seems to have some form of head dress with animal ears – possibly in the tradition of a shaman.

Though it could be an early joke involving two fish, and a donkey …  or am I letting my imagination run riot!

This is one of these unfortunate stories, that is both fascinating and elicits mirth in abundance…  I feel about 4 years old!  Shame on me!

A reproduction of the decoration on a stone showing a male with a headdress and a phallos surrounded by two fish.

A reproduction of the decoration on a stone showing a male with a headdress and a phallos surrounded by two fish.

article comes from here

http://politiken.dk/newsinenglish/article585168.ece

and was edited by  Julian Isherwood

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One response to “Ancient stone with phallic motif found in Denmark

  1. Nuje

    Or maybe that would relate to Viking civilization. Or, would be somebody placing that thing for a purpose?

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