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

PHOTOS: Ancient Mass Graves, ''Baby Bottles'' Discovered
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Himera's necropolis spreads outside of the ancient city walls on the Italian island of Sicily.

An archaeological dig in 2008 revealed thousands of mass graves, ancient amphorae and other artifacts offering clues to how this civilization was structured.

The ancient burial ground was uncovered during the construction of a railway extension.

"The remains of Himera's buildings had been known and studied for a long time, and we knew there should be some graves. We didn't expect so many graves", said lead archaeologist Vassallo, who works for the Italian province of Palermo.
—Photograph courtesy Stefano Vassallo/Archaeological Department of the Cultural Superintendence of Palermo
 
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