Ancient City on Remote Islet in Aegean Reveals Fascinating Secrets in New Dig

Archaeologists from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Thessaly discovered yet more important artifacts this summer on Vryokastraki, the small rocky islet near the Greek island of Kythnos, once home to a significant city in the early Byzantine period.

The finds, only recently released in an announcement by the Greek Ministry of Culture, include many epigraphical remains that detail the history of the island, which was continuously inhabited from the 12th century BC until the 7th century AD.

One of the inscriptions, which are considered “very important” by scholars, describes a pirate named Glafketis who took control of Kythnos in the 4th century BC.

According to the recently discovered artifact, Glafketis had support from the Macedonians, but was eventually forced out of power by the Athenians.

For more information: https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/11/06/ancient-city-on-remote-islet-in-aegean-reveals-fascinating-secrets-in-new-dig/