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Archaeologists go high-tech to solve ancient cold case

China Daily | Updated: 2017-07-17 07:28

ATHENS, Greece - More than 2,500 years ago, an Athenian nobleman named Cylon - the first recorded Olympic champion - tried to take over the city of Athens and install himself as its sole ruler.

According to Thucydides and Herodotus, Athenian and Greek historians who wrote about the coup, Cylon enticed an army of followers to enter the city and lay siege to the Acropolis.

They were defeated, but Cylon managed to escape.

Archaeologists go high-tech to solve ancient cold case

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