by Katrin Hieke
Reopening of the Prehistory Museum Blaubeuren May 2014
The oldest known human representation of the world is the new star!
The figure measures nearly six inches, is 40,000 years old and emphasizes what is necessary for the creation and survival of mankind since time immemorial: a sweeping pelvic and a nourishing breast (Latin: mamma). The Venus of Hohle Fels, the oldest known human representation of the world, is the new star of the Prehistory Museum in Blaubeuren.
The museums permanent exhibition is currently being enlarged and newly designed and will reopen on 18 May, 2014. It presents in originals the oldest art and the oldest musical instruments of mankind, excavated in the caves of the Swabian Alb, in the immediate vicinity of the museum. The region is considered as the origin of cultural and artistic activity. The branch museum of the Württemberg State Museum is dedicated to the Paleolithic and the lives of Ice Age people.
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