Ancient Greek cemetery found in southern France

Published on June 13th, 2012 | by Admin


A Greek cemetery dating back to the 4th century B.C. has been found in Marseille, France.

At present, they have already located six sarcophagi and urns.

“These findings in this specific area are totally unexpected,” said Lionel Guévalet, director of the Provence de la société Bouygues Immobilier and added that this was a very important discovery because “it could dispute everything we know about the Marseille habitants of Greek origin.”

According to the French archaeologists, this excavation will provide us with new information about the life of Greeks of Marseille, as well as about the exact position of the cemeteries, which were traditionally located outside the city.

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Story: Marianna Tsatsou, Greek Reporter | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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