Archaeologists Discover 80 Shackled Skeletons From Mysterious Ancient Greek Execution

Archaeologists Discover 80 Shackled Skeletons From Mysterious Ancient Greek Execution
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At least 80 skeletons have been discovered in shackles in an ancient Greek cemetery, the result of a mass execution dating back to around 632 BC. The bodies appear to have all belonged to young people who were in a good state of health when they were killed, leading to some mystery as to who the people were. “They have been executed, all in the same manner. But they have been buried with respect,” said Dr. Stella Chryssoulaki, the head of excavations…

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