Shackled remains at ancient Greek site tell tale of intrigue

Started by gash, August 05, 2016, 12:16:11 am

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At least 80 skeletons lie in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, their wrists clamped by iron shackles.

They are the victims, say archaeologists, of a mass execution. But who they were, how they got there and why they appear to have been buried with a measure of respect - that all remains a mystery.

They were found earlier this year in part of the Falyron Delta necropolis - a large ancient cemetery unearthed during the construction of a national opera house and library between downtown Athens and the port of Piraeus.

Read More  :  http://in.reuters.com/article/greece-archaeology-executions-idINKCN10C1WS
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