Two skeletons discovered at Sicily’s Valley of the Temples

Two skeletons have been unearthed by archeaologists at Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples in Sicily.

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento.

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento. Image by Dennis Jarvis / CC BY-SA 2.0

The skeletons are thought to date back to the 7th century AD, long after the ancient Greek period when the temples were built. They were found just a few metres from the famous Tempio della Concordia, which at the time the skeletons were buried had been converted from a temple into a Christian basilica by the archbishop Gregory of Agrigento. Archaeologists believe the area where the skeletons were found may have been a graveyard, and they are hoping that further study of the skeletons and the area will shed light on what happened here following the fall of the Roman Empire. Read more: 

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