They find a burial under a temple in Despotiko

They find a burial under a temple in Despotiko

At Despotiko islet, in the Aegean and near Antiparos, it has been proven that one of the most recent discoveries is a male burial within a sanctuary belonging to the archaic period.

Yiannos Kouragios, an archaeologist who has been excavating the site since 1997, has commented that the burial was 1.5 meters deep from the main room of the sanctuary. Placed in the fetal position and with the hands on the chest, the burial was carried out quite poorly, without any grave goods and placed directly on the ground, which for archaeologists is a great enigma, since this type of practice is usually applied in men of great importance for your collective.

A possible identification could be that it was a worker who died while the work was being carried out. construction of the sanctuary, burying him immediately after his death. However, this assumption has not yet been verified because due to the weakness of the skeleton it has not been possible to move it comfortably to carry out the necessary studies.

Another of the surprises that Kouragios had was that the temple is built on another building and next to a large amount of ceramic remains.

Due to the results that have been obtained in the Despotiko temple, the Central Archaeological Council has reached the conclusion that the excavations will last for five more years, since, apart from the sanctuary itself, they have been found marble statues that were used as offerings scattered in more than 40 fragments.

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