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Three legs on ancient Greek pot!

A keen-eyed Manx Radio contributor came across a familiar symbol while on honeymoon in Greece recently.

Ffinlo Costain was looking at archeological finds at Mycenae, about 60 miles south-west of Athens, when he recognised the 'Three Legs of Man' on a 2,000 year old pot!

Ffinlo, whose wife Fritha is an archeologist and heritage consultant, said: "Mycenae was the home of Agamemnon, who left there to lay siege to Troy, from about 1200 BC. After ten long years he returned to find his wife, Clytemnestra had found a new man, Aegisthus.

"The couple killed Agamemnon, who himself had arrived home with a new woman, called Cassandra, but he was later avenged by his daughter Elektra, and son Orestes.

"In this case the 'Three legs' is depicted on the shield of the Trojan, Hector. It's a well know symbol in Sicily, but this proves it has been a powerful imagine in other parts of the ancient world, including Greece."





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