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Ancient Greek town from where ships were launched for Troy unearthed
Sify.com ^ | June 30, 2010 | ANI

Posted on 07/16/2010 4:28:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Archeologists have found an ancient underground town in Kyparissia in Greece during a local construction work.

According to Katerina Nikolas, a columnist for helium.com, recently some local road works were being carried out near a swimming pool in the city and something unusual caused them to stop their work immediately. It appeared that an ancient underground town had been discovered on the site, which archeologists are now excavating.

Interestingly some parts of the ancient town are higher than the depths of the swimming pool nearby, meaning that when the land was purchased and the swimming pool built, the owner must have been aware of the ruins, but kept quiet for the fear of losing his land to the Government.

Nikolas has also disclosed that the area has been sealed and excavation work has begun. So far, the archeologists have discovered outlines of buildings and ancient tiling remarkably preserved. Unique chambers are revealed preserved in perfection. The find could well be of great significance to a town which still believes that the ships, which were launched for Troy, were really sent from Kyparissia.

Kyparissia is an ancient town on the Western Pelopennese coast of Greece, and the writer describes it as a place of great charm and beauty, dominated by the Castle of Kyparissia, or Arkadia, as the town was once known.

The town is divided into two parts, the higher ground being Ano Poli and the lower Kato Poli. The preserved settlement of Ano Poli is rich with traditional stone houses, Byzantine churches and narrow paved streets while below it is Kato Poli, the modern part of the attractive town, which nestles against the sea and the old port. The long sandy beach of Ai Laoudis provides a welcome respite from the heat.

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1 posted on 07/16/2010 4:28:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/16/2010 4:29:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did they find Helen Thomas?

“The face that sank a thousand ships”


3 posted on 07/16/2010 4:31:12 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: dynachrome

If her picture shows up on here...I puke!


4 posted on 07/16/2010 4:39:48 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SunkenCiv

Kyparissia


5 posted on 07/16/2010 4:42:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

"Hiya, sexy !"

6 posted on 07/16/2010 4:52:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: SunkenCiv

Can’t wait...I’m going in a few weeks...


7 posted on 07/16/2010 5:09:49 PM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: eleni121

Have a safe trip! Oh, and try not to take ten years to return home. ;’)


8 posted on 07/16/2010 5:51:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks JPB.


9 posted on 07/16/2010 6:04:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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I wish I could send Moe Howard to deal with you three. Since I can't...
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10 posted on 07/16/2010 6:06:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.


11 posted on 07/16/2010 6:22:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL...as long as I can post on FR from there time has no meaning.


12 posted on 07/18/2010 6:56:30 PM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

LOL!


13 posted on 07/27/2010 3:10:28 PM PDT by apro
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