Venus of Mierlo

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The Venus of Mierlo is the nickname of a prehistoric engraving on stone of a young woman which was found at Geldrop-Mierlo in the North Brabant province of Netherlands.[1][2]

The name is, of course, purely modern, as the engraving predated by many millennia the Italian religion and the goddess Venus. There is no way of knowing what was the woman's name or those who made the engraving, and its exact cultural and religious significance is a matter of conjecture.[3]


  1. ^ "Graffiti from prehistoric times". Cultuurwijzer. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Venus of Mierlo". Thuis in Brabant. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ The Scribe (January 2008). "The Netherlands' Prehistoric Goddess (ca. 10,000 BC)". The Ancient Standard. Retrieved August 9, 2012.