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A massive grave site thousands of years old was discovered at the Monastery of St. Barnabas
HR Net/Cyprus Times ^ | 7-24-2005

Posted on 07/26/2005 5:17:01 PM PDT by blam

A massive grave site thousands of years old was discovered at the Monastery of St. Barnabas in the occupied areas of Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot daily CYPRUS TIMES newspaper (24.07.05) reports that a major archaeological discovery was made recently at the Monastery of St. Barnabas, after the wheel of a tourist bus disappeared into a hole revealing an underground chamber. The so-called authorities of the Antiquities and Museums Department at occupied Famagusta, headed by Mr Hasan Tekel, were informed and a subsequent investigation, in the form of a dig has uncovered a massive grave site thousands of years old covering Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.

A team of archaeologists have unearthed a limestone grave site with steps leading to interconnecting chambers, to which the Romans added more tombs at a later time making this site very rich discovery.

Many items found include amphorae, gold and bronze jewellery, beads, tear-shaped perfume bottles and vases, oil lamps, a fine terracotta statue of a veiled virtuous woman, and many pottery items including one large bowl still containing the remains of a meal left for the deceased to eat in the afterlife.

Mr Tekel said that excavations of this multi-period historical grave site will continue for many years to come due to the sheer size of the project, thus adding to the already rich historical past of the St. Barnabas Monastery complex.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; barnabas; cyprus; discovered; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; grave; history; massive; monastery; occupied; old; site; st; thousands; years

1 posted on 07/26/2005 5:17:04 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
GGG Ping.

I'm beginning to wonder if we shouldn't start a history division of the GGG list?What do you think?

2 posted on 07/26/2005 5:19:08 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

They do not say how recently this discovery occurred? It seems like some extensive work has been done.


3 posted on 07/26/2005 5:20:32 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: blam

The site will be pillaged and sold to the highest bidder. Turkish "authorities" in occupied Cyprus have no business being there at all.


4 posted on 07/26/2005 5:20:51 PM PDT by Siobhan ("Whenever you come to save Rome, make all the noise you want." -- Pius XII)
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To: Kolokotronis; MarMema

Ping


5 posted on 07/26/2005 5:22:24 PM PDT by Siobhan ("Whenever you come to save Rome, make all the noise you want." -- Pius XII)
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To: blam
The so-called authorities of the Antiquities and Museums Department at occupied Famagusta, headed by Mr Hasan Tekel, were informed

Objective reporting at its finest!

This person should be writing for the New York Times, Washington Post, CBS News or, at least, Pravda!

6 posted on 07/26/2005 5:26:17 PM PDT by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: Phsstpok

ping


7 posted on 07/26/2005 5:28:07 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: blam

**Classical, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.**

Wow! What a find!


8 posted on 07/26/2005 5:28:53 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: blam
The so-called authorities

I think I'm going to always put "so-called" in front of the word "authorities" from now on too.

I like the way it sounds.

9 posted on 07/26/2005 5:33:44 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: blam
"I'm beginning to wonder if we shouldn't start a history division of the GGG list?What do you think?"

I love this stuff...and I will always hate my history teachers for making everything sound so boring.

10 posted on 07/26/2005 5:58:09 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: blam

If you make a History ping list, please add me.


11 posted on 07/26/2005 6:06:13 PM PDT by Fracas
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To: blam

I wanna be buried there!

But not yet.


12 posted on 07/26/2005 6:18:35 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: blam; FairOpinion; Ernest_at_the_Beach; StayAt HomeMother; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; asp1; ...
Thanks Blam.

"I'm beginning to wonder if we shouldn't start a history division of the GGG list? What do you think?"

I've mostly stopped pinging the list for "Thoroughly Modern Miscellany" topics, although it's not unheard of. Oh weird, I just had a flashback to my childhood piano lessons. Must be time for a CAT scan. Anyway, I don't think it would be worthwhile to try to get everyone sorted out by what list they want, considering most would want more than one. :')

IOW, for example, we could have a list of "Ancient Egypt", another for "Paleontology", another for "Modern history", etc.

By "we", I mean someone besides me. I do some crazy things with my time, but that ain't gonna be one of 'em. :') I see what you're getting at though; I could just stop pinging stuff, and rely on the Digest ping to notify everyone of the unpinged material added to the catalog.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list. Thanks.
Please FREEPMAIL me if you want on, off, or alter the "Gods, Graves, Glyphs" PING list --
Archaeology/Anthropology/Ancient Cultures/Artifacts/Antiquities, etc.
The GGG Digest
-- Gods, Graves, Glyphs (alpha order)

13 posted on 07/26/2005 11:27:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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To: Fracas; sageb1

Would you like to be added to the Gods, Graves, Glyphs ping list?

To browse for topics, try this nice feature of the FreeRepublic:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=godsgravesglyphs

Here's the alpha list / digest topic:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/1173106/posts

FReemail if you'd like to join. It's free, and easy to quit (or change to the once a week digest) if you find the volume to be too high.


14 posted on 07/26/2005 11:34:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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To: ValerieUSA

On Cyprus? I musta missed somethin'.


15 posted on 07/26/2005 11:39:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yes, thanks. Enjoyed this article. Famagusta is a lovely place and not often in the news.


16 posted on 07/26/2005 11:43:46 PM PDT by Fracas
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To: SunkenCiv

Even though you do the work, so my vote shouldn't really count (Do I know how to suck- up, what? :) ) I have to agree with you. I have too many diverse interests to want to see a fractionation of the list; and where would it stop?

I know; I would get pings for each fraction, BUT, I would not have the convenience of knowing that I would not miss a ping to an interesting article, because I had neglected to sign up with the proper sub-list.


17 posted on 07/27/2005 12:44:13 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more work horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: blam

btt


18 posted on 07/27/2005 2:13:56 AM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Phsstpok
Heh, heh, heh. Mr. Tekel, a "so-called" authority.

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin!
19 posted on 07/27/2005 6:30:23 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (No rolling stone ever says, "I want to be a Bryologist when I grow up!")
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To: ApplegateRanch

That sums it up nicely.


20 posted on 07/27/2005 10:22:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"I don't think it would be worthwhile to try to get everyone sorted out by what list they want, considering most would want more than one. :')"

Okay, no problemo.

21 posted on 07/27/2005 11:14:25 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

I'm not sure, but I think GGG is a little broader perhaps than originally intended, but I'm also not too sure that the History Ping List is still active. I ran across it once in an older topic I think.


22 posted on 07/27/2005 10:18:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Tuesday, May 10, 2005.)
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To: dead

my buddy works at Hunter College in NYC.The NY Times once did an article on the school and quoted an Authority they spoke to at the school. It was the basis of their report ..He was the head custodian as it turns out( technically he WAS an AUTHORITY , just not on the subject at hand , thats all ). My buddy was good friends with him and he told them the whole story .They both had a good laugh and never read the Times again after that.


23 posted on 07/27/2005 10:24:09 PM PDT by hineybona
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To: SunkenCiv

This is all history and I am interested in all of it! I appreciate all that Blam and you do!


24 posted on 07/28/2005 12:02:45 PM PDT by ruoflaw
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To: blam
I'm beginning to wonder if we shouldn't start a history division of the GGG list?What do you think?

: )

I've been filing these articles under "History" forever.

My second choice was "shovels".

25 posted on 07/28/2005 12:12:48 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Liberal level playing field: If the Islamics win we are their slaves..if we win they are our equals.)
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