The mystery of the megalithic Dragon houses on the Greek island of Evia

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Drakensberg house or dredge is 20 large megalithic stone ruins in the southern part of the island of Euboea in Greece. They were built of massive stone blocks without mortar, and the roof formed of large stone slabs.

Загадка мегалитических Драконовых домов на греческом острове Эвбея

There is no generally accepted point of view, neither of who built the buildings, nor about their Dating. According to the analysis surrounding of archaeological finds (pottery shards, etc.) we can only say that the dragon house existed before the Hellenistic culture and later could only slightly be customized.

Загадка мегалитических Драконовых домов на греческом острове Эвбея

Presumably they were built in the V century BC (and perhaps two centuries earlier). Buildings are not mentioned in classical texts — the first time I wrote about them in the eighteenth century, English geologist, traveller and writer John Hawkins.

Interestingly, in local folklore, the term «dragons» is not only monstrous reptiles, but creatures possessing superhuman powers.

Загадка мегалитических Драконовых домов на греческом острове Эвбея

These structures are still a real archaeological mystery. Drakensberg house is a rectangular structure consisting of huge stones laid in the cyclopean style, one above the other without any mortar.

The gaps between the large stones filled with smaller stones, and the roof was covered with large stone slabs, with a small gap for entrance of light.

Загадка мегалитических Драконовых домов на греческом острове Эвбея

The best-preserved dragon house on mount Ochi in the South-Eastern part of the island. Three other well-preserved Dragon house can be found on Pali-Lac (stir) and Capsule.

Загадка мегалитических Драконовых домов на греческом острове Эвбея

The dragon house on mount Ochi is at the altitude of 1386 metres and has a size of 12.7 7.7 meters with a door at the center of the South wall, a width of 2 meters, topped with a huge 10-ton «crossbar». The walls have an average thickness of 1.4 meters, a height of ceiling averaging about 2.4 meters. The entire floor is also covered with stone panels.

Загадка мегалитических Драконовых домов на греческом острове Эвбея

Three Dragon house Fell-Lac is generally similar to the house in OHI, only their walls are less thick, averaging about a meter. Overall, their style is more primitive and less complex and so, perhaps, these homes are older homes on the mountain Ochi.

One of the three dragon houses in Pali-Lac has remarkably beautiful ceiling.

Загадка мегалитических Драконовых домов на греческом острове Эвбея

The impression that these fortified and powerful structures were created in order to shelter them from very serious danger. Especially impressive are the thick covering of the roof. What danger could in ancient times to threaten people from the air?

And why all these buildings were not mentioned in the ancient sources? Something was forbidden to write about them? All information about them was obtained only from the folklore of the locals. Including information about the dragons who built these houses.

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