This is the oldest figurative sculpture in existence and was made between 35,000 to 40,000 years ago. This is the beginning of our story...our roots...... at some point in evolution our DNA changed and we began to make art. This was made by the first figurative sculptor, our direct ancestor, and provider of that precious artistic force that now flows in our veins.

Tonight I recommend you light a candle and raise a glass to this person..... as they now live within us...

The Venus of Hohle Fels is an Upper Paleolithic Venus figurine found in 2008 near Schelklingen, Germany. It belongs to the early Aurignacian, at the very beginning of the Upper Paleolithic, which is associated with the assumed earliest presence of Homo sapiens in Europe (Cro-Magnon). It is the oldest undisputed example of Upper Paleolithic art and figurative prehistoric art in general. In 2011, the figure is still being researched in the University of Tbingen, though there are plans to house it and other discoveries from the region in a planned new museum in Swabia.
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