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Four Ceramic Archaic Heads of Possible Goddesses Discovered In A Midden

May 31, 2017 05:32 AM EDT

Four Ceramic Ancient Heads Discovered in a Midden
(Photo : Origins Explained/Youtube) Four Ceramic Ancient Heads Discovered in a Midden

It seems that an ancient midden continuous to be archeologists' favorite site for discovery. Lately, some ceramic archaic heads of hinted as goddesses were would in a midden.

ThoughtCo defines a midden as an archeological term for a garbage heap or wastes damp during the ancient times. The midden is where the food remains, earth concentrated artifacts, crockery and other exhausted tools and domestic materials are thrown.

Now, the midden has served again as another source of discovery for archeologists. According to Live Science, at least four female ancient heads remains that are made out of ceramic were found in a midden at an ancient town of Porphyreon, located in the modern-day Jiyeh, Lebanon.

The first batch of the ceramic archaic heads was found in 2013 by a team of archeologist along with the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archeology. During that time, a dozen fragments of the ceramic archaic heads were found.

The ceramic archaic heads are hinted to be as goddesses of their times 2,400 years ago. Along with it are some burnt animal bones, bits of pottery, as well as remains of olives, chickpeas, and grapes. Now, when the archeologist finished restoring the broken pieces, they have managed to get at least four separate heads of the possible goddesses.

Among the restored ceramic archaic heads is a 9-inches tall and 6-inches wide image, that is known as the best-preserved among the others. More so, the said head was decorated with red paint with a Stephane or an ancient headdress. The headdress is identified as a headdress worn by Greek women during the ancient times based on the writings of Polish Center of Mediterranean Archeology, Mariusz Gwiazda wrote in her Journal of Archeology.

The four goddesses ceramic ancient heads are noticed on its mixture of Phoenician and Greek traits along with some elements of Egyptian origin. The heads are also hinted to be created during the times when the Persian Empire was controlled by the Middle East territories.

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