Monday, September 19, 2022

The Mysterious Statue of Corvo

Corvo is the smallest and northernmost island of the Azores. It has a Wikipedia page that does not mention the subject of this video, but you can find a few mentions of it elsewhere on the internet. It concerns a story with no evidence, but we all know that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. At the same time, the way the story has grown and evolved over time, any truth behind it is probably nothing like what is told today. What am I talking about? It's the statue of Corvo, which was supposedly placed there before the island was ever "discovered," (via Digg)


DWVR said...

(This guy is a patronizing ass.) Now I really want to know why that statue was there. Could be Phoenicians found the place a long time ago. Or maybe a shipwrecked sculptor washed up there.

And besides the statue, there may have been a Phoenician treasure:

Anonymous said...

Five seconds into the video, and he's claiming the Atlantic is 2000 km deep. I'm not even a very great genius from New Zealand, and I know that's wrong.