Two Greek archaeological findings are on the annual list of the 10 most important discoveries in the world in 2016, according to the American magazine «Archaeology» .
These findings are the collective burial of 80 prisoners at the Faliron Delta and the Man of Antikythera.
Excavations at the necropolis of the Faliron Delta during the construction of the “Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center” Foundation this year have brought to light the remains of 80 men, chained together at the wrists, in a mass grave dating from the late 7th century. B.C. and correlated with Cylon of Athens.
The Antikythera Shipwreck at about 65 B.C. is the largest, richest and perhaps the most famous ancient shipwreck in the world. It was discovered in 1900 off the coast of the island of Antikythera, bringing to the surface hundreds of treasures, including bronze and marble statues, as well as the Antikythera Mechanism, often referred to as the oldest computer in the world.
This summer, however, there has been another breakthrough in the wreck: the finding of a human skeleton. The remains, including the skull section, jaw, teeth, long and smaller hand and foot bones indicate that the skeleton probably belonged to a young man.