Greek teens discover Byzantine tomb in NW Greece
Two young Greeks discovered an ancient tomb near the region of Zagori in the Pindus mountains in Epirus, in northwestern Greece. Archaeologists were excited to find that the tomb had not been looted and they estimated that it dates back to the Byzantine times.
|The unlooted Byzantine tomb was discovered by two teenagers playing |
in a nearby basketball court [Credit: Ethnos]
While playing in the area the two young men noticed a large stone. According to the 18-year-old student Nikos Tsoumanis curiosity got the best of them. They went exploring and were amazed when they realized what they had discovered. With the help of some friends the teens dug up part of the area, uncovering some bones but also jewelry such as rings and bracelets.
The authorities were called on scene immediately, while a team of archaeologists arrived in Zagori later in the day to seal the tomb.
Author: Ioanna Zikakou | Source: Greek Reporter [August 02, 2016]