Thursday, 4 June 2015

World first: Ancient Greek's private lives revealed.

Actual evidence of the Ancient's sexual inclinations have been revealed. 

A stile recently auctioned by Christie's in London has given an insight on the unknown lives of the Ancients.
The  interest lies at the two obvious points on the stile.
Without going into too much detail these points are the positions of the hands of the bearded men.



A stile WAS auctioned by Christie's on Wednesday April 14th for 128.020 Euros.
The point of interest is that Greek Ministry of Culture maintains that the tomb stile was removed from an ancient cemetery in Halkida and it did ask for the removal of the stile from the auction.
This was rejected and now the Greek Ministry will be looking at other avenues for the repatriation of  the ancient stile.

The 4th century tomb stile with the inscription   ΔΩΡΙΑΣ  ΠΟΣΕΙΔΩΝΙΟΥ   (Dorias Poseidonios) is shown below.
It was listed in Greece by Edward Shubert in 1844 and was seen by Alexander Rizos Ragavis (1809-1892), Poet and Author who was a member of the Fanariots (members of the Greek Revolution secret society).
According to the Greek authorities this means presence during the New Greek State and consequently right of ownership by Greece.

Η Ελλάδα δεν μπόρεσε να εμποδίσει τη δημοπρασία σπάνιας επιτύμβιας στήλης
 The tomb stile depicting Dorias leaving for Ades, being sent off by another and a girl.

The hunter of stolen antiquities.

Dr Christos Chirogiannis is an archaelogist who works within a team of dedicated scientists poised to discover and demand the repatriation of stolen antiquities.
The team includes David Gill-University of Swansea, Christopher Chippendale-University of Cambridge and Lord Renfrew-University of Cambridge.
 Dr Tsirogiannis has worked with the Greek Ministry of Culture in the case of the Schinousa Vila in 2006.
He was also responsible in 2010, for the cancelation of the sale of four Roman sculptures by Bonham's, which he prove were the object of illegal  trade.                                                  
                                                                                                                      Dr Tsirogiannis

Information taken  from:                             dimoprasia-spanias-epitymvias-stilis


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