The Venus moves home

Just before the Department of Prehistory throws open the doors to its newly redesigned exhibition (halls 11-13) on 30.09. the Venus of Willendorf is moving into its new home: a high-security display case in the “Venus cabinet”. Recent carbon dating analyses have revealed that “the” highlight at the NHM Vienna is significantly older than previously thought. Experts now know that she was made 29,500 years ago – 4,500 years earlier than believed.

© NHM Wien, Kurt Kracher