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Sprawling Greek monuments built 4,500 years ago on 'the world's oldest maritime sanctuary'...
www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 01/18/2018 | By Harry Pettit For Mailonline

Posted on 01/18/2018 9:10:25 AM PST by Red Badger

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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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TOPICS: History; Outdoors; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientgreece; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; greece; keros

1 posted on 01/18/2018 9:10:25 AM PST by Red Badger
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Very interesting article.


2 posted on 01/18/2018 9:31:20 AM PST by JimSEA
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Made even more impressive when you add in they did this underwater using trained whales.


3 posted on 01/18/2018 9:45:18 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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Greek Sponge Divers..................


4 posted on 01/18/2018 9:48:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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5 posted on 01/18/2018 9:49:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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“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.


6 posted on 01/18/2018 9:55:23 AM PST by Bonemaker
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Do what????

I’m looking at that pic on my phone. Explain please!


7 posted on 01/18/2018 10:30:07 AM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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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........


8 posted on 01/18/2018 10:38:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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Cue the Giorgio Tsoukalos / Eric Von Daniken “Ancient Aliens” theme...


9 posted on 01/18/2018 11:45:14 AM PST by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
Note: this topic is from 1/18/2018. Thanks Red Badger. Playing some catchup here.

10 posted on 06/11/2018 6:44:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Soon...


11 posted on 06/11/2018 7:22:27 AM PDT by null and void (Have the courage to shine the light of reason in a dark world)
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12 posted on 06/11/2018 7:29:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (When Obama and VJ go to prison for treason, will Roseanne get her show back?...)
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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!


13 posted on 06/11/2018 7:34:34 AM PDT by null and void (Have the courage to shine the light of reason in a dark world)
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14 posted on 06/11/2018 7:41:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (When Obama and VJ go to prison for treason, will Roseanne get her show back?...)
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