Confirming The Bible: Statue Of Ancient Canaanite Goddess Discovered Buried In Gaza

Written By BlabberBuzz | Tuesday, 03 May 2022 16:45
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A Palestinian farmer has unearthed the head of a 4,500-year-old statue of Anat, an idol of the ancient people driven out of the Promised Land by the Israelites for breaking G-d's commandments and worshiping false gods.

The limestone statue stands roughly 8 inches tall. Carved into the head is a face donning a serpent as a crown. Anat was an idol of the Canaanites, a group of people G-d ordered to be driven out of Israel in the Old Testament.

The Hamas-run Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the head’s discovery during a press conference in Gaza on Tuesday. The New Arab reported that Jamal Abu Rida, the ministry’s director-general of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage, estimated that the statue dates back to 2,500 B.C.

“Anat was the goddess of love, beauty and war in the Canaanite mythology,” Abu Rida stated.

Abu Rida asserted that the statue drove a political point, declaring that its “presence” disproves “the Zionist claim that the land of Palestine is a land without a people for a people without a land.” He also insisted that the farmer who made the discovery, Nidal Abu Eid, found the artifact on Monday in the al-Qarara town of Khan Younis.

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“I found it by chance when I was cultivating my land. It was muddy but when I washed it with water, I realized that it is a precious thing", Abu Eid told The New Arab.

The farmer initially considered selling the goddess statue but changed his mind when an archaeologist informed him of its “great archaeological value.”

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“I am so proud that our land still has great archaeological values,” Abu Eid exclaimed. “It means that this land is ours and we have a civilization and history for thousands of years B.C. since the Canaanite times.”

According to a BBC report, the Anat statue is on display in one of Gaza’s few museums in Qasr al-Basha. Due to mounting tensions between Israel and the Hamas-occupied territory, many Gazans are reportedly leaving sarcastic comments on social media about how the discovery of a goddess associated with war seems fitting.

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