Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Greek archaeologists unearth rich Roman tomb on western island
Archaeologists on a Greek island have discovered a large Roman-era tomb containing gold jewelry, pottery and bronze offerings, officials said Wednesday.

The building, near the village of Fiscardo on Kefalonia, contained five burials including a large vaulted grave and a stone coffin, a Culture Ministry announcement said.

The complex, measuring 8 by 6 meters (26 by 20 feet), had been missed by grave-robbers, the announcement said.