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Vênus de Lespug (vista lateral), Museu do Homem, Paris.
Robert Wadlow (Feb. 22nd, 1918-July 15th, 1940). Robert Pershing Wadlow was known as The World's Tallest Man. At the time of his death, he stood an impressive 8'11" and wore a size 37AA shoe. Those who knew him say Robert was a friendly, bright, and warm person who charmed everyone he met. Unfortunately, he developed an infection from the leg braces he had to wear and died at the young age of 22.
The Lespugue Venus is a figurine, a statuette of a nude female figure from the Gravettian period, dated to between 26 000 and 24 000 years ago. It was discovered in 1922 in the Rideaux cave of Lespugue (Haute-Garonne) in the foothills of the Pyrenees by René de Saint-Périer (1877-1950). Approximately 6 inches (150 mm) tall, it is carved from tusk ivory, and was damaged during excavation.
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