In The News: Archaeologists Make An…Um…Interesting Find in Sweden

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In The News: Archaeologists Make An…Um…Interesting Find in Sweden

Archaeologists in Sweden stumbled across a statue that dates to the Bronze Age. What made the find a little more newsworthy was, well, we’ll just say it: The statue looked like a penis.

According to the Daily Mail, “phallic stones often show up during excavations but it is rare to find one so closely modeled on the real thing.” Archaeologist Gisela Ängeby made the find near Gothenburg and believes the 21-inch stone was linked to a fertility quote. If you’re interested in reading more, here’s another piece from the New York Post by way of the Sun.

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