2,700-Year-Old Fabric Found in Greece

May 09, 2007 By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press Writer
2,700-Year-Old Fabric Found in Greece (AP)
An ancient bronze funerial urn in which archaeologists discovered 2,700-year-old fabric remains is seen in this undated handout photo released by the Greek Culture Ministry on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. The find, in the southern town of Argos, is extremely rare, archeologists said. (AP Photo/Greek Culture Ministry)

(AP) -- Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a rare 2,700-year-old piece of fabric inside a copper urn from a burial they speculated imitated the elaborate cremation of soldiers described in Homer's "Iliad."



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