Horse burial discovered in Faliro

Horse burial discovered in Faliro

Athens, January 14, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

An exceptionally well preserved skeleton of a horse was discovered in the area of New Faliro, 10 km from downtown Athens. The skeleton belongs to either archaic or classical era. In the same cemetery were found not long ago also a man and a woman holding hands –the archaeologists believe that they might have died almost simultaneously.

A total of 136 burial sites had been found in the 840 square metre ancient cemetery of the district, near the sea. The Central Archaeological Council gave the go-ahead to not preserve the ancient structures found, because they consisted of simple holes in the ground -the skeletons have been removed for study. Proposals were made to display some of the findings in a cultural centre.