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Pagan God From Bronze Age Caught By Unsuspecting Fisherman In Siberia

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posted on May, 29 2014 @ 08:05 AM

Nikolay Tarasov caught this very odd-looking statuette when he was fishing in a river near his home in Tisul.
It turned out to be very old figurine of a pagan god from the Bronze Age, over 4,000 years old!

"Me and a friend were walking on the river bank with nets, when suddenly it got stuck with something," he said. "I found the object, freed the net and was about to throw it back in the water - but at the last second I looked at it more closely," he told The Siberian Times. "And I saw a face. I stopped and washed the thing in the river - and realized it wasn't a stone of an unusual shape, as I thought earlier - but a statuette.

Tarasov's instincts to keep the unusual find were correct, as when he brought it to a local museum, the "experts there quite literally jumped for joy, and quite high!""

Marina Banschikova, director of Tisul History Museum, elaborated on how rare Tarasov's find was.

"The only things we have dated approximately to the same age are a stone necklace and two charms in the shapes of a bear and a bird," she told The Siberian Times.

It's thought that the statuette originated from the Okunev or Samus cultures, which are known for their carved figures.

Tarasov gave the find to the museum without asking for anything in return, because he believes that it's important for people to learn about the history of their country.

The Siberian Times stated that the statue is probably worth more than if it was made of gold!

edit on 5/29/2014 by sled735 because: fix link

posted on May, 29 2014 @ 08:24 AM
I think I seen this on the board the other day ...neet find though . a reply to: sled735

posted on May, 29 2014 @ 08:28 AM
a reply to: the2ofusr1

I did a search, even Googled it. Didn't see anything. It may have a different title. Hard to know what to search for when the title is too different from the article.

If so, the MODS can close it.

posted on May, 29 2014 @ 08:39 AM

posted on May, 29 2014 @ 01:53 PM
a reply to: sled735

Looks like that fisherman will be eating steak from now on..

posted on May, 29 2014 @ 01:58 PM
What a find.

It was niceof him to give it to the museum but nice doesn't put food on the table.

I would have cashed in.

posted on May, 29 2014 @ 05:54 PM
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