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Prehistoric ‘Venus’ statue too hot for Facebook


  • World
  • Thursday, 1 Mar 2018

This undated picture released on February 28, 2018 shows the prehistoric "Venus of Willendorf" figurine pictured at the Nature Historical Museum in Vienna, Austria. The "Venus of Willendorf" figurine, considered a masterpiece of the paleolithic era, has been censored by Facebook, drawing an indignant response Wednesday from the Natural History Museum in Vienna, where it is on display. / AFP PHOTO / APA / STRINGER.

This undated picture released on February 28, 2018 shows the prehistoric "Venus of Willendorf" figurine pictured at the Nature Historical Museum in Vienna, Austria. The "Venus of Willendorf" figurine, considered a masterpiece of the paleolithic era, has been censored by Facebook, drawing an indignant response Wednesday from the Natural History Museum in Vienna, where it is on display. / AFP PHOTO / APA / STRINGER.

VIENNA: The prehistoric “Venus of Willendorf” figurine, considered a masterpiece of the paleolithic era, has been censored by Facebook, drawing an indignant response Wednesday from the Natural History Museum in Vienna, where it is on display.

The tiny statuette of a voluptuous naked woman, which is some 30,000 years old, was discovered in the Austrian village of Willendorf in the early 20th century and is considered “the icon” of the museum, the facility’s director general Christian Koeberl said in a statement.

   

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