A statuette which Greek archaeologists are calling a “7,000-year-old enigma” has gone on show in Athens. Many believe that it is extraterrestrial.
The bird-like object was carved from granite – without the benefit of metal tools, as it dates from the Final Neolithic period. The 36cm (14in) statuette has a pointed nose, round belly and cylindrical legs.
It has mystified archaeologists, who do not know exactly what it is or where it came from. The museum says the figure is asexual, with no sign of breasts or genitals.
This two factors, as you can imagine, ignited the online community to quickly point it as extraterrestrial in origin. We will try to know more about it, since the information online is still scarce.
The piece is on display until 26 March as part of the Unseen Museum display, a temporary exhibition of some 200,000 antiquities held in the museum vaults and not on permanent show.