KIMOLOS

Kimolos is a small island to the east of Milos. It was known since antiquity for its resources mainly the chalk (kimolia) which gave its name to the island. Prehistoric finds are rare: an Early Cycladic marble figurine of unknown provenance, as well as few fragments of Mycenaean vases found at Ellinika.

The ancient city was also located in this area, in the South West of the island. Few edifices are visible today benath the sea and in the coast. Excavations have uncovered several graves from the necropolis used from the Mycenaean period down to Hellenistic times. In this context, the Geometric phase is important for the quality and number of vessels. To the Archaic period dates one of the oldest carved stelae of the Greek World. Concerning the religious life very little is known; an inscription informs us that Athena was worshipped and had a temple on the island.

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