Skip to comments.Shattered clues for solving Greek island's riddle
Posted on 12/28/2006 9:49:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Unlike its larger, postcard-perfect neighbors in the Aegean Sea, Keros is a tiny rocky dump inhabited by a single goatherd... more than half of all documented Cycladic figurines in museums and collections worldwide were found on Keros. Now, excavations by a Greek-British archaeology team have unearthed a cache of prehistoric statues -- all deliberately broken -- that they hope will help solve the Keros riddle... British excavation leader Colin Renfrew now believes Keros was a hugely important religious site where the smashed artwork was ceremoniously deposited.
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Looks like a space alien
Can you check your link, it does not seem to be working.
Try this one, it might work:
"Here on the island of misfit toys, and broken ancient action figures..."
I've never been able to understand the reason for those shovel-shaped heads.
Either that or a flacid penis.
They're easier to dig up? ;')
They really sing that one over on Santa-rini.
a topic from about a year ago, at the beginning of the work:
Experts Prepare Excavation on Greek Island
AP on Yahoo | 1/9/06 | Nicholas Paphitis - ap
Posted on 01/10/2006 12:36:16 AM EST by NormsRevenge
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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In the jewel-bright Aegean Sea, a small Greek island holds an ancient mystery. 4,000 years ago, Dhaskalio was a promontory connected to its larger neighbor, the island of Keros. On this pyramid-shaped hill stood a sanctuary where visitors brought intentionally broken statues. A complex of buildings and terraces grew built with many tons of marble quarried on another island. Water conduits ran through the complex, advanced engineering for the age. In the 3rd millennium BC, Keros was becoming one of the Greece's first urban centers. But what made the sanctuary sacred in the first place is yet to be discovered.
On a Greek Island, Clues to a Mysterious Civilization | National Geographic | Published on January 21, 2018
“tiny rocky dump inhabited by a single goatherd”
Keros in Arabic means Paradise.
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