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An author named "Thomas" wrote:
" 2,000 years after the Greeks were gone what was saved in knowledge/wisdom became really useful again. "
As a free public service this info is delivered in your face:

Greek tradition came to Australia about 700 years ago. Images can't be posted here but Greek statues show Zeus as an eagle . Greek Egypt had a coin of Zeus eagle holding a thunderbolt , a bar with 3 points either end. He is the planet Jupiter and the eagle is Aquila "eagle" constellation. A Roman "aquilifer" was the soldier who carried this eagle for his legion.

Indo-Greeks ruled parts of north India for over 3 centuries and one king raised a pillar with Garuda eagle in central India. Garuda of Aquila stars carries Vishnu created by Guru "dyaus pita" (like "dios petr" Zeus / Jupiter) of planet Jupiter. Indra created by Guru carries thunderbolts, a bar with 3 points each end.. Garuda owns an airline in Indonesia and he and Indra have statues in Bali. Indo Greeks were in Bali 2000 years ago according to Kharosthi script found on gold rings and pottery.

A king escaped from Java in 1222 and Bundjalung people of north NSW remember that a boat arrived. A skull dated late 1200s at Bourke has a sword-cut not made by mulga-wood blades. At Melbourne, Bunjil eagle is father of the people and is Aquila stars with 2 swans his wives. Zeus became a swan to seduce Leda a man's wife and she is in Cygnus stars next to Aquila stars. Bunjil's campfire is planet Jupiter. He threw a star at lawless people at Warrandyte , "dyte" is "star" as in Yorta Yorta "duta" and Kulin "durrt" in Victoria. Old Javanese "dyuti" is from Sanskrit "dyuti" meaning "shining sky , heavenly body" as in "dyaus pita" Zeus.

Bunjil is a stone inlay in Melbourne Catholic Cathedral and a statue in Docklands . Greek Australia.
Posted by nicknamenick, Thursday, 22 September 2016 7:17:10 AM
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//Greek tradition came to Australia about 700 years ago.//

Lay off the ouzo, mate.
Posted by Toni Lavis, Thursday, 22 September 2016 9:24:13 AM
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Secret women's (funny) business with some 'Indo-Greeks' 700 years ago? Sacred sites to be claimed?

Or was that in NSW?

Indigenous history is so fresh and new, just minted.
Posted by onthebeach, Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:51:34 AM
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Indo Greeks 2000 years ago. Zeus and Garuda eagle appear to be combined in Indonesia by Javanese who are not Greek. Java had big boats 700 years ago as shipwrecks recently proved.

Sembiran and Pacung on the north coast of Bali - Cambridge Journals
journals.cambridge.org/article_S0003598X14000453
by A Calo - ‎2015
New archaeological research at Sembiran and Pacung in 2012 .... However, three out of the ten gold rings resemble a Cambodian gold ring inscribed with a horseman motif, confirmed to be non-Southeast- Asian, based on its composition. The Cambodian ring resembles inscribed gold, copper and bronze rings typical of Saka-Parthian (first century AD) in the Taxila region of Pakistan . A Bali potsherd inscribed with characters in Kharoshthi script , found in 1989, also implies links with the Taxila region.

A 2016 thesis tested the sword-cut on a skull dated late 1200s at Bourke .

" I have received the following comment from the writer: " The aim of the experiments were to determine whether traditional Aboriginal weapons could have caused trauma similar to that of the Toorale skull. Unfortunately our methods did not produce trauma,.. "

Rachel Wang
School Administrator (Postgraduate Coursework Administrator)
(Archaeology, Anthropology, Bio-Anthropology, Heritage Studies & Development Studies)
School of Archaeology and Anthropology
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. "
Posted by nicknamenick, Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:26:12 AM
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That error above is "1st century AD". But there's more:

In about the 1st century BCE or 1st century CE, an Indo-Scythian king named Azilises had three mints, one of which was at Taxila, and struck coins with obverse legends in Greek and Kharosthi. Taxila was taken from Parthians by Kushans under Kujula Kadphises ( 30-80 CE). Coins bear the name of Kujula Kadphises in Kharosthi;, with representations of the Greek demi-god Heracles (Hercules) on the back.
Vima Takto was his son. ( 8090 CE).
Obv: Bust of Vima Takto, with Greek royal headband and radiate, holding sceptre; three-pronged tamgha behind.
Rev: Mounted king with Greek royal headband, holding a sceptre. Three-pronged tamgha; corrupted Greek legend "Basileu Basileon Sotir Megas": "The King of Kings, Great Saviour".

Predecessor

Kujula Kadphises -

Archaeology and Religion in Early Northwest India: History, Theory, ...
https://books.google.com.au/books?isbn=1317324587
Daniel Michon - 2015 -History
Legend in Kharosthi . Vima Takto Horseman / Zeus Copper ; British Museum ...p 147

Material Matters: Archaeology, Numismatics, and Religion in Early ...
https://books.google.com.au/books?isbn=0549398198
2007 - Excavations (Archaeology)
: ... The Zeus figure on the reverse is also found on Kujula Kadphises' coins p 503
Posted by nicknamenick, Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:37:20 AM
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Having read the previous posters opinions, here's another one to ponder Nick.

In the early 1980's whilst on an army exercise/course, our group came across an archaeologist in the bush near Collie WA. He showed us some skulls & human remains he had found (excavated from nearby caves). His evaluation of the sites were that they predated the Spanish/Dutch/English explorations of the 15th - 18th centuries and were: " ...many hundreds of years older...".

When he elaborated on his findings and theory, it suggested a race of 'white skinned' folk who from the evidence, had been killed off by local aborigines. Their cave resting place being the "last stand", so to speak.

After returning to barracks I went to the WA Museum people, then to the local Nyoongar representatives who point blank denied any knowledge of such legends or stories in their culture.
Posted by Albie Manton in Darwin, Thursday, 22 September 2016 4:21:48 PM
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