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Anemospilia Essay

  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on October 7, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 744 words

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The site of Anemospilia is on a hilltop on a volcanic island [6]. The structure was centered within a small walled in courtyard [6]. There are three rooms; each is long and narrow [1]. All three rooms open into a corridor room which extends across the front of the structure [1].   The left chamber and the central chamber were used as magazines, the right chamber was used for sacrifice, and the front corridor may have been used for heating purposes.
The left and central chambers were used as magazines. Both rooms contain many pottery vessels, some of which were left unbroken. The vessels in the left chamber contained items such as fruits, peas, grains, and possibly, milk, honey, and wine [2]. The vessels in the central chamber contained charred fruit seeds [3]. A large hewn stone platform is located on the back walls of both chambers. The left chamber contains a three tiered hewn stone platform with vessels arranged in it [2]. A large pair of clay feet was centered on the platform in the central chamber [3]. The feet were surrounded by soil containing charred bits of wood. This leads me to believe that the feet may have been a part of a wooden statue that stood on the platform. These rooms appear to be used as storage areas, but they could have been used as a place to give offerings to the gods. In the left chamber, the stone platform may have been used as an altar and the vessels found on the platform may have been offerings. In the central chamber, the stone platform may have been a base for a statue.
The right chamber was used for sacrifice. The skeletons of a middle-aged adult male and female were found on the floor of this room [5]. The male was found on his back with his hands raised in “boxer position” in front of his face and chest [5]. This indicates that he may have had his hands raised to protect his face from being hit by something. Both of his legs were broken as well, so there must have been a huge blow that knocked him to the ground and killed him....

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  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on October 7, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 744 words
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