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Summary

Cache of statues.

Class:

  • Building (other)
  • invisible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Amos from Ain Ghazal

Ain Ghazal Statue

Uriah from Ain Ghazal

Ain Ghazal Statue

Zeina from Ain Ghazal

Ain Ghazal Statue

Ain Ghazal, Cache of Statues II

Cache of plaster statue

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The most interesting discovery at Ain Ghazal were the caches of plaster statues intentionally buried beneath the floor of long-abandoned houses. According carbon c-14 this deposists was placed ca 6,750 +/- 80 BC.

Sources:

  1. Kathryn W. Tubb, The statues of 'Ain Ghazal: discovery, recovery and reconstruction, Archaeology International. 5 2001, pp. 47-50 - http://www.ai-journal.com/articles/abstract/10.5334/ai.0514/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Ain_Ghazal_Statueshttps://web.archive.org/web/20070221174052/http://menic.utexas.edu/ghazal/
  3. Keffie Feldman, Ain-Ghazal (Jordan) Pre-pottery Neolithic B Period pit of lime plaster human figures, in: Brown.edu. (n.d.). Ain-Ghazal (Jordan) Pre-pottery Neolithic B Period pit of lime plaster human figures. [online] Available at: https://www.brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/courses/architecturebodyperformance/326.html [Accessed 17 Dec. 2015].