Sophisticated prehistoric finds in Dhaskalio, Keros island, Greece

An important excavation for global archaeology was completed a few days ago (Note: October 2018) in the heart of the Aegean Sea. The excavation, conducted by a research team headed by archaeologists from the University of Cambridge, the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades and the Cyprus Institute, concerned the islet of Dhaskalio, unknown to the public at large, on the most western peninsular of Keros, an uninhabited island in the Cyclades. Continue reading “Sophisticated prehistoric finds in Dhaskalio, Keros island, Greece”

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Keros: Unexpected archaeological finds in the heart of the Aegean

The island of Keros in the Cyclades south of Naxos was till recently known for its  unique ritual activities 4,500 years ago, whose chief feature was the depositing of broken marble statuettes. On the most western promontory of Keros (now an islet because of sea level changes), right next to the prehistoric sanctuary, is the prehistoric settlement of Dhaskalio. Continue reading “Keros: Unexpected archaeological finds in the heart of the Aegean”

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