Ancient mass grave discovered in southern Athens

14 April 2016
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Archaeologists conducting excavations at the Faliron Delta, southern Athens, have discovered a mass grave dating to antiquity, the Greek ANA-MPA news agency reported on Thursday. According to reports, the grave contains 80 bodies.

The bodies were placed side by side and some were shackled, archaeologist Stella Chrysoulaki from the Ephorate of Piraeus, Western Attica and the Islands, noted during a presentation on Wednesday. The skeletons appear to be those of young men.

The discovery of two trefoil jugs dating to the third quarter of the 7th century BC near the bodies may connect the grave’s findings to the Cylonian affair, the archaeologist noted.

The excavations were being funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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