PHOTOS: Ancient Mass Graves, ''Baby Bottles'' Discovered

PHOTOS: Ancient Mass Graves, ''Baby Bottles'' Discovered
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The skeleton of an infant holds a guttus, similar to a modern-day baby bottle.

The remains of children, along with those of soldiers, were found in more than 10,000 mass graves archaeologists discovered in September 2008.

"Thanks to the big number of burials, we will gather precious information about funerary rituals in Himera: the way they took care of the bodies, preserved the remains, and perpetuated the memory of the dead. Such rituals reflect social structure," said Clemente Marconi, a professor of Greek art and archaeology at New York University.
—Photograph courtesy Stefano Vassallo/Archaeological Department of the Cultural Superintendence of Palermo
 
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