Sunday, September 14, 2008

Unusual Sarcophogi Uncovered on Cyrus

From Cyprus dig finds 'very rare' ancient coffin ASSOCIATED PRESS 11:05 a.m. September 12, 2008 NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus' top archaeologist says a chance dig has unearthed a “very rare” 2,500-year-old marble sarcophagus in the shape of a woman. Antiquities Department director Pavlos Flourentzos says the coffin found at a construction site in the southern coastal town of Larnaca has a “strong classical Greek influence.” Flourentzos said Friday the coffin's rarity rests on the fact that the marble used to build it was imported because none exists on the Mediterranean island. The faint traces of paint the coffin retains are also rare. Flourentzos says a second marble coffin found at the site was meticulously crafted in the “form of a temple”. Flourentzos said tests will determine from which country the marble was imported.
Arrrgggh! What about what was INSIDE of these coffins? Anything? The article doesn't say a word about it!

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