We're not saying that digging around certain sites will stir up ancient curses. But, we're not saying it won't, either.
What we do know is that ancient horrors are all around us, if you know where to look. And some things, well, should remain undisturbed ...
Dozens Of Shackled Skeletons Were Found In Athens
During a 2016 construction project to build a new library and national opera house in downtown Athens, crews unearthed the Falyron Delta necropolis, a sprawling cemetery thought to be the final resting place of more than 1,500 ancient Greek citizens. That's hardly enough for a haunting on its own -- the world is full of cemeteries -- but they found a smaller chamber within. Lying there were more than 80 skeletons with their hands fucking shackled above their heads.
So, probably not a 50 Shades situation here.
In some places the bodies were double-stacked like history's most disturbing game of Tetris, indicating that while the Greeks may have been great at inventing Democracies and Olympicses, they were shit when it came to digging their holes big enough. Each of the victims died young and healthy, and while the exact cause of death is still to be determined (though it's probably safe to rule out a hug overdose), all signs point to a mass execution.
Well, just the one sign, really.
The best theory as to the identities of the shackled corpses is that they are the remnants of a 632 BC coup against Athens led by Cylon, an "Athenian noble and Olympic champion" and definitely not a cybernetic galactic time traveler. After the coup failed, Cylon hid in a temple and later escaped, but all of his followers were summarily executed. Ancient Greece being a heavily militaristic society, however, the soldiers would have been buried with respect ... right up until those burying them ran short on hole space, apparently.