The “Venus of Willendorf” Was Not A Pin-Up Girl

Confusing the sacred with the pornographic is off-base

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The Venus of Willendorf or the Woman of Willendorf, as she is more appropriately called, is a small carved statue of a woman, approximately 4.4 inches long. She dates from around 30,000 BCE and was discovered during an archeological dig in 1908. Although originally assumed to be a depiction of…

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