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Broken idols of Keros

June 10th, 2011 by

From the Guardian: New evidence from Cambridge scientists on the mystery of the beautiful marble figurines broken then buried by Greeks 4,500 years ago

The Cycladic island Keros has long been home to one of Greece”s greatest archaeological mysteries: why are fragments of beautiful but deliberately smashed bronze age figurines buried in shallow pits on a small, rocky Greek island?

Today Cambridge University scientists will release findings that shed light on the 4,500 year old mystery.

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