Prehistoric Lion-Man Statuette

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James Blake Wiener
published on 27 November 2018

This replica of prehistoric statuette depicts a lion-man hybrid. It was made from the ivory of mammoth. This specimen was discovered in a cave near the town of Holenstein-Stadel, Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is 30,000 years old and the original is at the Ulm Museum in Ulm, Germany. This replica can be seen in the Zürich Zoologischer Garten in Zürich, Switzerland.

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About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, November 27). Prehistoric Lion-Man Statuette. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James Blake. "Prehistoric Lion-Man Statuette." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2018.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Prehistoric Lion-Man Statuette." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2018. Web. 04 Feb 2023.