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.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today
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