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Venus of Abri Pataud.    Photo:  'Discovering Perigord Prehistory' by B & G Delluc, A Roussot & J Roussot-Larroque.

Venus of Abri Pataud. Photo: 'Discovering Perigord Prehistory' by B & G Delluc, A Roussot & J Roussot-Larroque.

Wonder of the ancient world or fantasy? The story of the fabled Atlantis has captivated humanity for centuries. Scientists claim to have pinpointed its exact location - under mud flats in southern Spain

Has the real lost city of Atlantis finally been found... buried under mud flats in Spain?

Wonder of the ancient world or fantasy? The story of the fabled Atlantis has captivated humanity for centuries. Scientists claim to have pinpointed its exact location - under mud flats in southern Spain

The four-centimeter long, 7.5 gram figurine, made from mammoth ivory, is some 35,000 years old. It is one of the oldest pieces of art ever found. The piece was found in sediment originally excavated from the Vogelherd Cave in 1931. A total of five mammoth figurines have been found there.

The four-centimeter long, 7.5 gram figurine, made from mammoth ivory, is some 35,000 years old. It is one of the oldest pieces of art ever found. The piece was found in sediment originally excavated from the Vogelherd Cave in 1931. A total of five mammoth figurines have been found there.

Also found at the Russian site of Kostenki in 1988, this is by far the largest such object known from the Ice Age.

Also found at the Russian site of Kostenki in 1988, this is by far the largest such object known from the Ice Age.

Nile River Goddess - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York ,  4,000BC - Photo Museum Store Company

Nile River Goddess - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York , 4,000BC - Photo Museum Store Company

Venus of Lespugue - L'Home Museum, Paris,  25,000BC - Photo Museum Store Company

Venus of Lespugue - L'Home Museum, Paris, 25,000BC - Photo Museum Store Company

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