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More ancient statues, graves unearthed in a Greek field

/ 02:21 PM November 04, 2018

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — 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, 150 kilometers (94 miles) northwest of Athens.

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This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, shows statues which were discovered at the town of Atalanti, in central Greece. Image: Greek Culture Ministry via AP

This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, shows a statue which was discovered at the town of Atalanti, in central Greece. Image: Greek Culture Ministry via AP

The dig began after the farmer found the torso of an ancient kouros (young man) and immediately alerted the authorities.

This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, shows statues which were discovered at the town of Atalanti, in central Greece. Image: Greek Culture Ministry via AP

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. NVG

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