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Origins of ancient Greece?
« on: Wednesday, 10 July, 2019 @ 01:57:00 »
Giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of ancient Greece's origins
Exclusive: Thousands of years of history being unlocked in the Aegean isles which could provide groundbreaking knowledge of ancient civilisations

Archaeologists are, for the first time, discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece.

Excavations on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea – 125 miles south-east of Athens – are revealing the earliest truly monumental complex of buildings ever unearthed anywhere in the Greek world.

Dating back 4,600 years, the site may also have been part of the inspiration for a key aspect of Greek religion – the idea that mountain tops were the dwelling places of the gods.

The complex – on a mountain-peak-shaped islet off the coast of the Aegean island of Keros (part of the Cycladic archipelago) – is totally changing archaeologists understanding of prehistoric Greece.

Nothing like this monumental complex has ever been found from this period in or around Greece before.

Long-ish read, but interesting (IMO)