Priceless Venus of Dolní Věstonice arrives in Prague

The Venus of Dolní Věstonice, a ceramic statuette of a naked woman believed to be 29,000 years old and considered one of the oldest artefacts of its kind in the world, has been transported to Prague under tight security. This priceless item of prehistoric art was found at a Stone Age settlement in the Moravian basin south of Brno, and is rarely displayed in public. It will be shown at a joint exhibition of the National Museum and the Museum of Moravia which opens on Friday, September 22 and will run until the end of February.