Thursday, April 5, 2007

Greek Archaeologists Unearth Rich Tomb

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Greek Archaeologists Unearth Rich Tomb

Rows of stone seating and a stone-flagged pavement from what archaeologists believe may have been an ancient theater.(AP Photo/Culture Ministry, HO)
Greek Archaeologists unearth a Roman tomb with graves and a small theater. The tomb was found on a Greek island and it contained gold jewelry, pottery and bronze offerings.
The Greek Culture Ministry said archaeologists have found a building near the village of Fiscardo on Kefalonia. This building complex, measuring 26 by 20 feet, contained five burials including a large vaulted grave and a stone coffin. Luckily it was found intact, the grave robbers missed this area.

Archaeologists found gold earrings and rings, gold leaves that may have been attached to ceremonial clothing, glass and clay pots, bronze artifacts decorated with masks, bronze locks and copper coins.

The vaulted grave, a house-shaped structure, had a small stone door that still works perfectly — turning on stone pivots.

On a nearby plot to this building, Archaeologists also found a small theater with four rows of stone seats as shown in the picture.

This area has already unearthed houses remains, a baths complex and a cemetery dating to Roman times between 146 and 330 A.D.

More news and details about this excavation will follow soon.

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