Ancient sarcophagus unearthed in Cyprus
"The style of the decoration is unique, not so much from an artistic point of view, but for the subject and the colors used."
- Pavlos Flourentzos, Cyprus antiquities department director
Nicosia, Cyprus - A 2,500-year-old sarcophagus with vivid color illustrations from Homer's epics has been discovered in western Cyprus, archaeologists said Monday.
Experts believe the ornate decoration features the hero Ulysses in scenes from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey � both hugely popular throughout the Greek world.