A farmer was minding his business– and his fields, in a village in central Greece when he stumbled upon a massive archaeological find.
The farmer, who has asked to remain anonymous, informed Greece’s Culture Ministry that he was tilling his fields in early October and found a fragment of an ancient Kouros statue.
The single fragment find led a team of archaeologists to uncover a massive discovery of three more life-size Kouros statues in the same field near the village of Atalanti, in the region of Fokida, about 100 miles northwest of Athens.
The archaeologists have been working secretly for most of October as the Culture Ministry only made the details public in the past few days, with photographs of the Kouros, or young male, statues.
The ministry announced that a total of four large fragments of life-size limestone statues of young men have been found, along with a triangular statue base. All include torsos, with the largest fragment including a head. Deeper down, seven graves with several unspecified findings have been unearthed, likely part of a larger cemetery.
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