Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kernosovsky Stela

Sandstone statue from Kernosovsky in Ukraine, dating to around 2500 to 3000 BCE. A product of the Yamnaya Culture, that is, the probable proto-Indo-Europeans.

This was discovered by schoolchildren in 1973. It is 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and weighs 1700 pounds (950 kg).

Ukrainian archaeologists identify this as a god, but in western Europe they think Bronze Age stelae are more likely to represent semi-divine heroes, which we know were very important in the slightly later religion of the early Iron Age.

6 comments:

leif said...

hi. try this.

http://uafacts.com/ukraine/kamennye-izvayaniya-dnepropetrovskogo-istoricheskogo-muzeya/

searching Керносовский идол yielded more results than the translated version.

kpgoog said...
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kpgoog said...

Axes. Very Bronze Age looking, like stelae I have seen in Europe, near the Alps.

kpgoog said...

http://www.lebtahor.com/StumblingBlocks/worthlessdeities_files/kernosovkastele4500.jpg

kpgoog said...

Or Menhirs.

John said...

Thanks very much, folks.