Ancient Dildo Excavated In Sweden? (NSFW PHOTO)

07/22/2010 12:12 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The folks at LiveScience have reported on a startling discovery: an ancient dildo was excavated in Sweden last week. Okay, so maybe it isn't actually a sex toy, and could have been used to "chip flakes of flint," but as archaeologist Gsran Gruber of the National Heritage Board in Sweden said:

"Your mind and my mind wanders away to make this interpretation about what it looks like -- for you and me, it signals this erected-penis-like shape. But if that's the way the Stone Age people thought about it, I can't say."

Interesting. LiveScience reports that the object is about 4 inches long and 0.8 inches in diameter.

Check out an image of the discovery below, courtesy of LiveScience and Peter Zetterlund, Swedish National Heritage Board:

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