Ancient Shackled Skeletons From Greece Unlock Secrets – History Heretic

Not even four miles south of Athens lies Phaleron — a site unknown to most tourists. A ports of Athens in classical times, Phaleron also boasts one of the largest cemeteries ever excavated in Greece, containing more than 1,500 skeletons.

Dating to the 8th-5th centuries BC, Phaleron is significant for our understanding of the rise of the Greek city-state. And, in particular, for understanding the violence and subjugation that went with it. Two mass burials at Phaleron include people who were tossed face-down into a pit, their hands shackled behind their backs.

To learn more about these deviant burials and their relationship to Greek state formation, an international team of archaeologists is cleaning, recording, and analyzing the Phaleron skeletons.

READ MORE AT Source: Archaeologists To Study Shackled Skeletons From Ancient Greece To Understand Rise Of Athens – Forbes

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