Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ancient Assyrian Figure Found in Oregon

Ancient Assyrian Figure Found in Oregon



Assyrian

The Kansas City Review,
for January-February, has the following articles of archaeological interest: The Stone Graves at Brentwood, Tenn., by Prof. F. W. Putnam; The Ancient cemetery at Madisonville, and its Peculiar Ash-Pits; and The Stone Age in Oregon. According to the last article, there have been found in Oregon mortars and pestles made form granite, net sinkers, balls, and shuttle-shaped stones. A Curiosity is mentioned, also, which, if genuine, is of considerable Interest. A bowl, carved with a human face which bears strong Assyrian resemblances, wide, curving eyebrows, low brow, Grecian A nose, a protuberance behind and above the ear, like the fold in the Egyptian statues; chin and lower jaw broad; mouth alone resembling Indian, and whole head, about life-size, carved with skill, and Material reddish-gray granite. A claw-like arm extends from the edge of the bowl to the side of the throat, the claws being nearly under the chin.