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

PHOTOS: Ancient Mass Graves, ''Baby Bottles'' Discovered
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Archaeologists have discovered silver coins dating back to the fifth century B.C. among human remains in thousands of graves in the ancient Greek city of Himera in Italy.

Founded in 648 B.C., Himera was a rich seaport and trading colony. The city was situated on the northern coast of Sicily, a few miles from the Phoenician outpost of Solunto.

"Himera had a privileged role in commercial exchanges between Phoenicians, Greeks, and Etruscans," New York University archaeologist Marconi said.
—Photograph courtesy Stefano Vassallo/Archaeological Department of the Cultural Superintendence of Palermo
 
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