Historic bronze figurine of bull uncovered in southern Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Heavy rainfall in southern Greece has led to the invention of a bronze bull figurine believed to have been a votive providing made to the god Zeus in Historic Olympia as early as 3,000 years in the past.
Greece’s Tradition Ministry mentioned Friday that the small, intact figurine was discovered after an archaeologist noticed one horn poking out of the bottom following latest rainfall within the space.
The excellently preserved figurine was transported to a lab and preliminary examination signifies it dates from the Geometric interval of historical Greek artwork, roughly 1050 B.C. to 700 B.C. It’s believed to have been a votive providing to Zeus made as a part of a sacrifice, because the sediment cleaned from the statuette bore distinct burn marks, the Tradition Ministry mentioned.
1000’s of votive choices are believed to have been made on the altar of Zeus. Many have been present in a thick layer of ash and are exhibited on the archaeological museum in Olympia.