COSMOTE TV and National Geographic will soon embark on an exploration journey to unravel an ancient mystery some 4,500 years-old in the Aegean Sea. According to the news, a new documentary will attempt to unveil how Keros Island was the birthplace of a new way of life.
Based on the archaeological research and findings of the Cambridge Keros Project, the documentary will also explore Daskalio, one of the biggest and most impressive monuments of Cycladic culture of the Early Bronze Age in the Aegean.
The site of pyramid-shaped Daskalio, adjacent to the island of Keros, contains the ruins of a compound from prehistory. As many as 60 buildings made of white marble from distant Naxos, attest to the importance of this ancient site. Professor Colin Renfrew of the University of Cambridge, Co-Director of the excavation, told reporters not long ago, that the promontory of the island may have become a focus for construction because it formed the best natural harbor on Keros. Centralized metalworking and other technologies at Keros tell part of the story, as well.
Our previous report revealed how this pre-historic site contained architectural achievement surpasses most technologies of the time. Past data from the project also showed it only took 20 or so years for the builders to create this astonishing mountaintop settlement. Now, the ancient mystery will be partially unveiled by the documentary will share much of this astonishing story.
Filming for the documentary will take place on the islands of Keros, Daskalio, Naxos as well as Athens, Cyprus and the US, with the premiere scheduled for spring 2020.