Incredible underground chamber with 130 ancient Greek statues awaiting investigation

06/03/2014 15:20

An underground chamber containing 130 ancient Greek statues was discovered in Athens 25 years ago. But no one, apart from the finders, has cared enough to battle the bureaucracy that has prevented the hatch from being opened and the remarkable treasures from being recovered. So what has stopped the Ministry of Culture from retrieving such precious relics of the past? Apparently the obstacle is as simple as the fact that the mysterious underground chamber lies on private property and no one wants to get involved.

The chamber was discovered in Athens when two friends found an opening in the ground in an area that was being excavated to lay the foundations for a new building.  After throwing some burning paper in the opening they saw that there were stairs leading further under the surface. So they went down with the help of two lit candles. Here is the description of Constantinos Kyparissis, one of the two friends that made the discovery:

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An underground chamber containing 130 ancient Greek statues was discovered in Athens 25 years ago. But no one, apart from the finders, has cared enough to battle the bureaucracy that has prevented the hatch from being opened and the remarkable treasures from being recovered. So what has stopped the Ministry of Culture from retrieving such precious relics of the past? Apparently the obstacle is as simple as the fact that the mysterious underground chamber lies on private property and no one wants to get involved.

The chamber was discovered in Athens when two friends found an opening in the ground in an area that was being excavated to lay the foundations for a new building.  After throwing some burning paper in the opening they saw that there were stairs leading further under the surface. So they went down with the help of two lit candles. Here is the description of Constantinos Kyparissis, one of the two friends that made the discovery:

- See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/incredible-underground-chamber-130-ancient-greek-statues-092837#sthash.zSujw8Q9.dpuf

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