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Shackled remains at ancient Greek site tell tale of intrigue….

By Deborah Kyvrikosaios


ATHENS (Reuters) – At least 80 skeletons lie in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, their wrists clamped by iron shackles.

They are the victims, say archaeologists, of a mass execution. But who they were, how they got there and why they appear to have been buried with a measure of respect – that all remains a mystery.

They were found earlier this year in part of the Falyron Delta necropolis – a large ancient cemetery unearthed during the construction of a national opera house and library between downtown Athens and the port of Piraeus.

Few people have been able to get in to have a close look.

But on a rare tour of the site, archaeologists carefully showed Reuters the skeletons, some lying in a long neat row in the dug-out sandy ground, others piled on top of each other, arms and legs twisted with their jaws hanging open.

“They have been executed, all in the same manner. But they have been buried with respect,” Dr. Stella Chryssoulaki, head of excavations, said.

“They are all tied at the hands with handcuffs and most of them are very very young and in a very good state of health when they were executed.”

The experts hope DNA testing and research by anthropologists will uncover exactly how the rows of people died. Whatever happened was violent – most had their arms bound above their heads, the wrists tied together.

But the orderly way they have been buried suggest these were more than slaves or common criminals.


The cemetery dates from between the 8th and 5th century BC.

“It is a period of great unrest for Athenian society, a period where aristocrats, nobles, are battling with each other for power,” said Chryssoulaki.

One of the strongest theories is that they were supporters of Cylon, an Athenian noble and Olympic champion who staged an attempted coup in Athens in 632 BC with the help of his father-in–law, the tyrant of Megara.

The coup failed and Cylon hid in a temple of the Acropolis. He managed to escape, but the people who backed him were killed.

“Perhaps with the DNA tests that we will do on these skeletons we may confirm or not this hypothesis that these deceased, these young people could be … part of a coup … an attempt by a noble to take power by force,” said Chryssoulaki.

More than 1,500 bodies lie in the whole cemetery, some infants laid to rest in ceramic pots, other adults burned on funeral pyres or buried in stone coffins. One casket is made from a wooden boat.

Unlike Athens’ renowned ancient Kerameikos cemetery, the last resting place of many prominent ancient Greeks, these appear to be the inhabitants of regular neighborhoods.

The dig is within a 170,000 sq m landscaped park, shadowed by the vast new modern library and opera house buildings being built by the Stavros Niarchos philanthropic foundation.

High-rise apartments dot the skyline to the north while a noisy motorway snakes by the site’s east side.

Chryssoulaki wants to see a museum built on the spot, as a monument to the daily lives of Athenians from another era.

“A cemetery is a first and last photograph in antiquity of those people that pass from life to death,” she said.

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Hello! Treasure Seeker here. I am a legally blind metal detector enthusiast with a great passion for the hobby (lifestyle as some of us refer to it). Through the support, ideas and encouragement of some good friends I have started this group in an effort to encourage and inspire other people with limitations to get out and enjoy this great hobby. This area is intended as a area to encourage, inspire and help all with or without limitations to enjoy the hobby. Join me in sharing your finds, experience, techniques and anything else to do with all forms of treasure hunting / metal detecting in an effort to encourage and inspire everyone to get out there and make some finds and meet some new and interesting people. If the passion is there NO limitation is too big to overcome!

Remember…Sharing your finds and stories = Inspiration and Motivation for all of us!


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Can you Help Jamie with a simple vote?

Below is the link to view Maggie and her son Jaime’s info … Maggie is the young woman we had on our radio show last night who’s 6 year old son is afflicted with Cerebral Palsy… She is desperately trying to get assistance in securing a vehicle that she can allow her son to continue to get out and around, and try to keep him active and able to go wherever they may wanna travel… Without restrictions and tons of effort with moving a wheelchair… We are doing what we can here between myself and my colleagues, Mr. Scott Mitchen, Mr. Dennis O’Connor, Mr. Chad Hurst, and Mr. Kenny Briggs.
Any ideas, assistance or support anyone can manage would be greatly appreciated..
As I said last night on the show.. I don’t have children, but can’t imagine how tough it must be for a mom like Maggie in her situation, to try and keep her son active and able to enjoy life to the fullest, and still maintain everyday duties and responsibilities ….
We here are gonna do all we can to help this young woman out…
By going to the web site, there is an area where you can place a vote, which will assist Maggie in winning a Van to help them out…look in the menu section on the right side of her page.

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Civil War…1860’s…Private Albert B. Martin of Co. 3, Washington Louisiana Light Artillery Battery


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Islam..Religion of Peace….Mali: 6 young people get 100 lashes in Timbuktu

Timbuktu residents say that Islamist extremists controlling the city publicly whipped 6 young people, males and females aged between 16 to 22 years, who each received 100 lashes for having talked with each other on the city streets.
Aboubacrine Yattara, who lives in Timbuktu and witnessed the whippings, told Associated Press over the phone that the young people were arrested last week by the Islamists controlling the city and were convicted Wednesday of comingling. He said they were flogged Thursday in Timbuktu’s small market.
The head of the Islamist brigade responsible for customs in Timbuktu, Mohamed Ag Mossa Intoulou, did not deny the whippings when contacted by AP but said he did not have authorization to speak to the press.

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The Lost Rhodes Mine…Where Brother Brigham Got His Gold……

A man named Mr. Boren has discovered that he was a descendant of a man who was good friends with Chief Wakara, who happened to be the Chief of the Northern Ute’s/Aztecs during the crucial time that the Pioneers first inhabited Salt Lake. Journals of his great grandfather (Bro. Isaac Morley) were given to him, although he does not say by whom, and found out that this descendant was the company leader of a team heading south to settle in the San Pete valley. His journals described the relationships between the Indians and the Pioneers, but mainly reflects his friendship between himself and Chief Wakara as they became very close. Their friendship would prove valuable in later years. Chief Wakara would eventually demand that he take Bro. Morley to Carre-Shinob and “The Sacred Mine.” Carre-Shinob, to the Ute Indians, is a sacred place that supposedly was built by the ancestors and holds millions of dollars in gold. The Sacred Mine on the other hand, is just one of the extensive caves that contain stashed, already refined gold. Chief Wakara admitted to Bro. Morley that he had received a vision from “Towats”, (the Lord,) that he should give the gold to the “tall hat’s” when they arrived. That spring, with Brigham Young’s permission, the Chief lead Bro. Morley to the sacred mines where bro. Morley collected about 58 pounds of refined gold and eventually sent it to B.Y. in Salt Lake City. The Church used it to decorate the temple and for funds to construct new highways from Salt Lake southward. Young decided to test out the new roads and made a trip south to the newly established colony in the San Pete valley. (During his stay, Young named the city “Manti” at Morley’s’ request.) Here he met with Bro. Morley and the Chief to discuss the possibility of bringing more gold down from the Uinta mountains. Young explained that the gold would be used for a sacred purpose of which “Towats” would be pleased, for the adornment of the temple, in his honor, and to make a statue which would stand atop the Temple of Towats in Salt Lake City. Chief Wakara happily agreed but told them that only one man was to know where the mine was and that the man that knew had to be equally trusted by both parties. The Chief quickly nominated Bro. Morley as his candidate and Young agreed, but soon there after Morley stated that he was too old to make any more trips. So during the next few years the search was on for a new man to make the, almost yearly trip. The problem was, was that by mid January of 1851, the church was running low on money again. Gov. Young had no choice but to ask Bro. Morley if he would make one last run, but he denied the request. Finally after almost begging on Young’s part, Bro. Morley left for one last trek to the caves.
In May of 1852 Young had chosen a new man to bring the gold from the sacred mine. His name was Thomas Rhoades. He took Rhoades to Manti to meet Morley and the Chief. Moreover, Young wanted the Chiefs approval on Rhoades being the new person for the gold extractions. Wakara tentatively agreed, but wanted Young to act as a mediator to bring peace between the Ute’s and the warring Shoshone Indians. Brigham also wanted further assurances that the Chief was not going to change his mind once the agreement was made and had the Chief swear on a Book of Mormon. Gov. Young held a meeting for the two tribe leaders and eventually got them to pass the peace pipe. Rhoades was subsequently sent for more gold and returned with 62 pounds of “pure gold.”

Less than a year after this treaty was made Chief Wakara declared war again, but this time it was on the Mormons, for passing a law outlawing the selling of their own children, as Indian slaves to the Spaniards passing through the area. The Indians made lots of money doing this. This war was considered the “Wakara War.” (An interesting note is that the Chief never once attacked the City of Manti or any of Morley’s’ colonies.) After a year of fighting Chief Wakara gave up to Young. He and Morley surprisingly became closer after the war, which would make Young a little suspicious of Morley. It was said that during a meeting with the apostles, Young stated that it seemed that Bro. Morley cared more for the Indians than his own Mormon affairs. Of course this is speculation, but it is clear from Morley’s journals that their relationship suffered during these times.

In January of 1855, Chief Wakara died and his son, (Arapeen), succeeded him as Chief. At the same time Thomas Rhoades also became sick and could no longer make the trips into the mountains. So, Brigham was faced with a huge dilemma. He wasn’t even sure if the new chief would honor the agreement that he had made with his father and even if he did, Young would have to get permission from Arapeen to allow Caleb Rhoades (Thomas Rhoades son), to take over the gold extractions. But due to the fact that Arapeen new that his father trusted Morley to a great extent, the new Chief had no problems with this, but obviously did not trust Caleb, because for the first three trips Arapeen sent Indian escorts with him. After Caleb married an Indian girl, however, he became, in Arapeen’s eyes, trustworthy enough to go alone. In the end though, Caleb would be shot with an arrow on Tabby Mountain, because he secretly went back to the mine with out Ute permission. After this the mines were sealed up and the maps, that were secretly drawn by Rhoades, along with others that were found on a dead Mexican found in Chicken Creek, were hidden in the church archives.
Young new that if the word got out that Utah had these treasures, it would cause a gold rush bigger than that of the California Hysteria. Thus the reason why the church keeps this information so concealed even to this day. The other reason is that, as mentioned above, early church leaders including Brigham Young, threatened excommunication for saints that participated in the prospecting for gold. This is why very little information about these men and their expeditions can be found, because they were done in secret. Mr. Boren does insist though, that he has uncovered various state and church documents proving these facts/stories, found in his great grandfathers journals, to be true. The documents mainly being found in the churchs’ granite vault. NOTE: This is probably the largest of Montezuma’s hidden stashes. And even though the Church does not have legal “claims” on it, the Lord may be keeping it for future use. As for the Ute’s, they won’t go near it. They say that it is too sacred.

Spanish Map used by Rhodes…..

Rhodes hand drawn map to mine…

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No smiling – you’re in New Jersey…….

A ban on smiling in driver’s license photos in New Jersey is being frowned upon by the state’s voters.
More than six in 10 New Jersey voters – male and female, rich and poor, young and old, Republican and Democrat – think the ban is a bad idea, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.
The state Motor Vehicle Commission has been cracking down on people making overly expressive facial expressions, saying some smiles can interfere with facial recognition software used to verify a person’s identity.
Elyse Coffey, a commission spokeswoman told ABC News last month the commission is simply requesting that drivers refrain from smiling “as if you’ve just won $5 million in the lottery”.
Just 17 percent of New Jersey voters agree they should be blocked from showing off their pearly whites.
The survey of 1,405 registered voters was conducted from October 10 to October 14 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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