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Archaeologists Find Ancient Houses, Tombs in Abandoned Greek Town

May 3, 2021

THESSALONIKI – Greece’s fabled ancient civilization is still yielding treasures millennia later, with periodic discoveries, now including the discovery of houses and tombs in a northern Greek town abandoned because of mining projects.

The finds were in the former town of Mavropigi, 11 kilometers (6.83 miles) from the city of Ptolemaida, the center of Greece’s coal area that goes back thousands of years.

The most prominent revelation was that of a woman wearing a laurel wreath on an elaborate burial bed, indicating she had a noble lineage, perhaps a priestess, said archaeologists, reported Kathimerini.

The tomb, found under the foundations of a modern-day house, dates from the Hellenistic period (4th to 1st Century BC) adding to the growing list of important ties to the past, Greece remaining one of the world’s most important countries for clues to how ancients lived.

Excavations in April for the Thessaloniki metro system dug up items under the Basilica at the Syntrivani station, including a Gothic warrior buried with his weaponry, creating a buzz among archaeologists, said the site Ancient Origins.

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