Weather of Arabia - When we open the famous search engine Google on a specific day to search for something, we find that it changes periodically to celebrate various occasions and important events at the global level, and in this context it is possible to notice a distinctive change in the design of the Google logo on the site’s home page today, Saturday, corresponding to September 30 , where the focus was on the statues of Ain Ghazal in Jordan. This transformation in the Google logo is not just an aesthetic design, but rather carries within it a historical and cultural message that embodies the value of Jordan’s ancient heritage . So what are these statues? Why did Google celebrate it?
Answer: The statues of Ain Ghazal go back to ancient times in the Jordan region, as they reflect the rich history and civilization in this region. These statues represent pieces of art that combine the skills of sculpture and graphic arts of the ancient civilizations that settled this land thousands of years ago, and despite the passage of ages, These statues still stand as a witness to the legacy of humans in this region and a symbol of Jordanian culture and history.
Answer: The Ain Ghazal statues were named after a region located east of the capital, Amman, called the Ain Ghazal area. These statues are considered one of the oldest statues made by man. It is believed that they represent the starting point for the arts of sculpture and formation in the ancient world, and are considered the beginnings of plastic art and the art of sculpture.
Answer: The Ain Ghazal statues were discovered at the Ain Ghazal site in Jordan in 1982 , and they date back to the remains of agricultural villages dating back to the second period of the eighth millennium BC. This site was inhabited by humans in the period between 7250 and 5000 BC , and the settlement witnessed its peak during the middle half 1st millennium BC on an area of between 10 and 15 hectares (equivalent to 25-37 acres) and had an estimated population of about 3,000 people.
The number of Ain Ghazal statues is 36 , and when they were discovered, the impact of the vibrations and heavy weights that passed through the site during the road construction process was revealed, which resulted in the core of the statues being shattered and their gypsum shells cracking. To overcome this damage, the Ain Ghazal statues were restored in the United Kingdom. They were displayed for 3 decades in the National Museum in Jabal al-Qalaa. In addition, part of these statues were transferred for display in the Jordan Museum in the Ras al-Ain area, according to what was published in the Jordanian newspaper “Al-Dustour”.
Answer: Until now, archaeologists have not been able to determine the reason behind the ancient sculptors making these statues. However, it is believed that they were buried in a special way, and were organized in a way that goes from east to west.
Answer: Google’s celebration of these statues comes as an opportunity to spread awareness about this important cultural heritage and highlight the efforts made by nations and cultural organizations to preserve this heritage and preserve the history of humanity. Seeing these statues on the search start page encourages users to discover more about this civilization and culture, and may inspire Young people to explore their country's history and contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage.
The design of the Google logo celebrating the Ain Ghazal statues in Jordan embodies people’s connection with their history and heritage, and reflects the global interest in preserving this ancient heritage in which beauty and history blend. It is a strong reminder of the importance of preserving our cultural and historical heritage for future generations.
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