PHOTOS: Heavy rain washed out an antique sacrificial figurine in Greece

Bull figurinePhoto: Greek Culture Ministry via AP
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A bronze figurine believed to have been a 3,000-year-old sacrificial offering to the Greek god Zeus emerged from the earth after heavy rains in southern Greece recently.

According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, an archaeologist saw one of the horns of the bull figure protrude from the ground.

The figure, which is very well preserved, has been examined and is currently estimated to be from the period between 1050 and 700 years before our era. 

According to the ministry, clear burns on the figurine mean that the bull is believed to have been a sacrificial offering used in the worship of the god Zeus at Olympos.

It is believed that thousands of such offerings were made at the altar of Zeus.

Many of them have been found in a thick layer of ash and are on display at the Archaeological Museum in Olympos.

This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Friday, March 19, 2021 shows an ancient bronze bull figurine that was found in Ancient Olympia. Heavy recent rainfall in southern Greece has led to the discovery of a bronze bull figurine believed to have been a votive offering made to the god Zeus in Ancient Olympia as early as 3,000 years ago. Photo: Greek Culture Ministry via AP

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