Monday, September 15, 2008

Ancient Graves Discovered in Greece
A new subway line in Greece continues to be a ripe source for archaeological discoveries. Archaeologists have unearthed more than 1,400 ancient graves while excavating the site for a subway in the northern city of Salonika, Agence France-Presse reported. The culture ministry said the graves and tombs span an 800-year period starting in the fourth century B.C. Coins from Persia, gold jewelry, clay vessels and glass perfume holders were found at many of the burial sites. In June, archaeologists found four gold wreaths and a pair of gold earrings in the grave of a woman that was more than 2,000 years old. The subway, expected to be completed in 2012, runs under a historic Jewish cemetery.

That is the whole thing, though more is likely to follow.