An­cient stat­ues, graves un­earthed in a Greek field

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Greece’s Cul­ture Min­istry says a Greek farmer’s re­cent dis­cov­ery of a frag­ment of an an­cient statue while till­ing his field has yielded three more stat­ues and sev­eral graves in the past month.

Arche­ol­o­gists have been busy since mid-Oc­to­ber, dig­ging part of a field near the cen­tral Greek town of Ata­lanti, 94 miles north­west of Athens. The dig be­gan af­ter the farmer found the torso of an an- cient kouros (young man) and im­me­di­ately alerted the au­thor­i­ties.

The min­istry said Satur­day that a to­tal of four large frag­ments of life-size lime­stone stat­ues of young men have been found, along with a tri­an­gu­lar statue base. All in­clude tor­sos, with the largest frag­ment in­clud­ing a head. Deeper down, seven graves with sev­eral un­spec­i­fied find­ings have been un­earthed, likely part of a larger ceme­tery.

AP

A farmer’s re­cent dis­cov­ery of a frag­ment of an an­cient statue while till­ing his field, has yielded three more stat­ues and sev­eral graves in the past month, Greece’s Cul­ture min­istry says.

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