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Posted on 01/18/2018 9:10:25 AM PST by Red Badger
Sprawling Greek monuments built 4,500 years ago on 'the world's oldest maritime sanctuary' reveal the impressive engineering skills of Bronze Age islanders
Excavations around Keros show the technological prowess of Bronze Age Greeks Researchers found the remains of terraced walls and giant gleaming structures The structures were built using 1,000 tons of stone dug up six miles away Together they turned a tiny islet near Keros into a single, massive monument
A remote Greek island known as the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary' was once covered in complex monuments built using stone dug up six miles (10 km) away.
Excavations around the island of Keros have revealed the technological prowess of the small group of Greeks who lived there 4,500 years ago.
Researchers found the remains of massive terraced walls and giant gleaming structures on a tiny islet that was once attached to Keros.
The structures were built using 1,000 tons of stone, turning the headland, which measures just 500 ft (150 m) across, into a single, giant monument.
The researchers say the remains make the island one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Aegean Sea during the Early Bronze Age.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the settlement of Dhaskalio, an islet that was once part of a known prehistoric sanctuary at Keros.
They say the archaeological remains show the remote region to be a more imposing and densely occupied series of structures than was previously believed.
Until recently, the island of Keros, located in the Cyclades, south of the island of Naxos, was known for ritual activities dating 4,500 years ago involving broken marble figurines.
The island has previously been listed by Cambridge researchers as the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary'.
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Very interesting article.
Made even more impressive when you add in they did this underwater using trained whales.
Greek Sponge Divers..................
“Sprawling Greek monuments built 4,500 years ago on ‘the world’s oldest maritime sanctuary’ reveal the impressive engineering skills of Bronze Age islanders”
Don’t let democrats know..they will want to tear them down.
I’m looking at that pic on my phone. Explain please!
That is a monument of a modern [20th Century] Greek sponge diver on the left shaking hands with an ancient Greek sponge diver who used no equipment, but held their breath while harvesting sponges........
Cue the Giorgio Tsoukalos / Eric Von Daniken “Ancient Aliens” theme...
Note: this topic is from . Thanks Red Badger. Playing some catchup here.
Deep past, near past, near future.
I happen to be wearing the near future shirt right now.
When it happens, I’ve got the shirt!
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
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