Old European Culture Predates Greece, Rome & Mesopotamia

Female figurine about 4000 BC from lower Danube valleyDolceTracker| Artifacts from a little known culture, in the lower Danube are challenging archaeologists and historians that a long overlooked culture predating Greek, Roman and Mesopotamian culture already existed on the threshold of “civilization” status.

New Yorkers are getting a glimpse of the Old Europe culture at an exhibition “The Lost World of Old Europe: the Danube Valley, 5000-3500 B.C”. open until April 25, 2010 at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.

Visiting the website, the first question is Did Women Rule? Figurines suggest a peaceful world where female-centered goddess worship prevailed. Other scholars remind us that many villages in Old European were fortified, weapons were buried with men, and adult males ahd the riches graves in cemeteries.