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Evidence of 2,300-year-old massacre found in Ukraine

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Archaeologists have uncovered shallow graves, evidence of a 2,300-year-old invasion, in the ancient Greek colony of Chersonesus in the Ukraine.

“We’ve learned things that have changed our view of what life was like in the Chersonesean countryside, which the Greeks called chora. The city’s rural territory, particularly on the Herakleian and Tarkhankut peninsulas, is incredibly well preserved. The houses of the rural population dating back to about 300 BC lie dotted around the untouched landscape in the form of ruins that are still visible. For instance, in one of the excavated ruins we have found the remains of a whole family. So we’re working on a murder scene dating back 2,300 years,” reports project director Vladimir Stolba, an archaeologist from Aarhus University.

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Story: Maria Korologou, Greek Reporter | Photo: Greek Reporter

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