Underground Greek tomb discovered in Italy by using cosmic rays

A recent study reveals that an ancient Greek settlement, dating back 2,500 years, has been uncovered beneath Naples, Italy, utilizing cosmic rays and laser technology.

The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports last month, disclose the presence of Christian catacombs from the Roman era alongside the Greek burials.

The remarkable discovery was made in the “Sanità” district, situated near the city center, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The study highlights that the researchers involved were aware of the Greek burials’ existence but lacked the means to access them until the application of cosmic rays, which allowed them to explore the historical sites without physical excavation.

The research further explains the use of muography, a technique utilized by the researchers to identify subterranean voids previously unknown to archaeologists.

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