A failed revolution, from over 2,500 years ago, could be behind one of the largest Ancient Greek burial excavation ever uncovered. Located just south of Athens, in a site called Phaleron, experts believe that what was uncovered were the remains from a failed revolution by Cylon.
Before the birth of democracy, Cylon, the “first recorded Olympic champion,” wanted to make himself ruler of Athens, gathered supporters and staged a failed revolution. Although Cylon did escape, it appears that his followers did not.
The remains that were discovered could give archeologists important clues to the lives of the Ancient Greeks — but only after a specially trained group of archeologists work their magic to uncover these ancient secrets.