Stone-age figurines that depict what cold possibly be the world's oldest pornographic scene have been unearthed in Germany.Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the 7,200-year-old remains of a man have sex with a woman.

The amazing discovery, found at an archaeological dig in Saxony, shatters the belief that sex was quite the taboo subject in that era.Until now, the oldest sex scenes were frescos dating back about 2,000 years.Harald Stauble, of the Archaeological Institute of Saxony, based in Dresden, discovered the 8cm lower half of a man, which has been dubbed Adonis von Zschernitz.

"A unique find," said Spiegel magazine. "This is the oldest male clay figurine ever discovered in the world."But what could be the most amazing find came at the dig in Leipzig just one month later, when Dr. Stauble discovered what could be the matching female figurine.

Due to publish a paper on his findings this year, Dr. Stauble said, "After finding Adonis, we got the team to sieve every speck of soil for a whole month. We were well rewarded because we then found fragments of a female figurine of the same size." He also added, "Adonis is bent forward and the female figure is bent forward even more."

"There are two ways of looking at this. The first is that they were doing a ritual dance, but the other possibility is that the man and woman were copulating and that he was standing behind her. The copulation option is far more likely, and would make this the oldest representation ever of a pornographic scene."

Up until now, there have been other discoveries of clay models of women with large breasts and bottoms, which have also been associated with fertility. But, Adonis is the first figurine that clearly depicts male sexual organs."The is such an interesting discovery," stated Dr. Stauble, "as these figurines are not stylistic, but realistic. They open up a gateway for historians and anthropologists to discuss whether sex really was a taboo subject in the stone age."