Archaeologists Find Ancient Cemetery of Athenian Statesmen
Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Archaeologists have stumbled upon one of the finds of the century - an ancient cemetery dating back to age of Athenian king Pericles.
The cemetery, thought to be the possible resting place of statesmen such as Pericles, Solon and Lycurgus, is mentioned in several ancient texts, but its exact location has long eluded archaeologists.
The team has uncovered parts of the cemetery, known as Demosion Sima, dating to the fifth century B.C., said Yannis Tsedakis, director of antiquities at the Culture Ministry. "For Athens and its history, it is one of the most important finds so far, at least in the post-World War II period," he said. The discovery will help scholars …
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