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Falling Rock Signs in Greece

Rhodos, Eleousa (1997);
pict. Baeten & De Dier
Rhodos, Eleousa (1997);
pict. Baeten & De Dier
Delfi, V.2008;
pict. H. De Meyer

Rentina, 27.V.2009; pict. J. Koelstra
The most common Falling Rock Sign in Greece is limited to that country and its many isles. The bottom two thirds of the wall are hollow with a dent at the center. Near the top of the cliff is a weird knob which looks like a women's breast. The boulder count is five: one isolated above the breast and the rest below. The shape and the position of the stones is largely free.

The find from Delfi features a supplementary rock on the ground. It's one of those very rare designs (e.g. Pakistan) where impact is suggested. It's weird that this stone manages to stay in place when the panel is rotated (Rentina). Is it a snail perhaps? That would explain it.

The Esimi drawing is also a local endemic which is clearly inspired by the Delfi style but characterized by four boulders only and more fluid lines.

Esimi, 31.V.2009; pict. J. Koelstra
Evros, 5.VI.2009; pict. J. Koelstra
Sikaminea (Lesbos), 24.XII.2012;
pict. B. Hoeyberghs

Hosios Loukas, V.2008; pict. H. De Meyer
Greece is under a lot of pressure of other countries wanting to see their design in place. The Evros design was earlier found in Slovakia (It's not Italy because the drawing there fills the canvas entirely.). The Sikaminea sign with the plump boulders comes from Germany and the Hosios Loukas find is a copy of a design already found in Iceland.

I'm not happy with the new arrivals. We all know how it goes with the introduction of aliens. Good Bye to the endemics.


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