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The site contains a very large field of cairns, which stretches for a distance of around 8 km. An excavation of one of these tumuli by Georges Révoil in 1881 uncovered a tomb, beside which were artefacts pointing to an ancient, advanced civilization. The interred objects included pottery sherds from Samos, some well-crafted enamels, and a mask of Ancient Greek design.
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- Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Royal Geographical Society of London. 1881. p. 571. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
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