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From: Denise Larin <>
Subject: Re: Interesting News
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 22:40:45 -0400
Isn't it in that same dig that they uncovered that big greek vase
with an inscription that nobody can decipher?
The inscription says:
ITIS APIS POTANDA BIGONE
Any ancient language specialists out there?
>2,500-year-old pomegranates, basket found
>Oct. 1, 2004
>ATHENS, Greece - A scientific dig has uncovered four pomegranates believed
>to be 2,500 years old preserved inside a woven basket nestled in a bronze
>vessel, a Greek archaeologist said Friday.
>The fruits were found at an archaeological dig in the area of Ancient
>Corinth, about 63 miles west of Athens.
>"They were preserved because the vessel was closed very well. The
>oxidization of the bronze functioned protectively, so no
>microorganisms developed and
>destroyed them," Panayiota Kasimi, the archaeologist in charge of the dig,
>told The Associated Press.
>Archaeologists have been digging in a search for antiquities ahead of the
>construction of an area railroad line. Such digs are common before major
>The pomegranates were placed in a special refrigerator for further study,
>Archaeologists would not allow the fruit to be photographed.