Sunday, April 29, 2012

Prehistoric technology

The Mycenean Bull
Apis - Epaphos - Osiris - Dionysos
National Archaeological Museum of Athens

Thursday, April 26, 2012


The great statue of Despoina in Lykosoura
From left to right: Artemis, Demeter, Despoina and the Titan Anytos.
National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Representation of the statue

According to Pausanias (8, 37.3), the statues were carved in one piece of stone (a monolith) which was found in the temple of Despoina in the Arcadian city Lykosoura afer a dream. The dimensions are 8.40 m (width) x 5.90 m (height), and the height of the statues is 3.78 m. Therefore, the ratio width : height is the square root of 2. The height (5.90 m) is equal to 13 MC.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Megalithic Cubit - More examples

1 Megalithic Cubit (MC) = 0.454 m

The photographs are from the Wikipedia and the British Museum.

Nebra Sky Disk - Bronze with inlaid gold symbols - Germany
Probably around 1600 BC - Height: 2/3 MC

Gold plaque from the Oxus treasure
Tadjikistan - Around 400 BC - Height: 1/3 MC

Seated Olmec Jaguar
from San Lorenzo, Veracruz, Mexico.

Around 800 BC (?) - Height: 2 MC

Museo Nacional de Anthropologia

Aztec Sun Stone (Calendar) - Mexico
Around AD 1300 - Diameter: 8 MC

The Telamons of Tula - Toltec warriors - Mexico
Date: unknown - Height: 10 MC

Monday, April 9, 2012

Prehistoric Greek genealogies, art and music

Venus of Laussel, France
Source: Wikipedia

     The "Thinker" of Karditsa and a clay pitcher (6000 BC) - National Archaeological Museum of Athens  (own work).

The "Thinker" of Cernavoda (5000 BC) - National Museum of Romania.
Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Prehistoric Crete

The Acropolis of Athens

Athena thinking...  Acropolis Museum

Parthenon - Acropolis Museum

East pediment of the Parthenon - The birth of Athena

West pediment of the Parthenon - The quarrel of Athena and Poseidon for the patronage of Athens

The Parthenon Frieze

Block N IV - Four hydriaphoroi carry water

Athena defeating Encelados - From the Old Parthenon - Acropolis Museum

Statue of an Owl - Acropolis Museum