American archaeologist Dorothy King gives an answer to Skopje twitter users, of whom she receives a barrage of verbal attacks and insults. The archeologist replied to the threats made by Skopjans with a sense of humor and sarcasm across her written lines. One of her twits says:” Seriously? An idiot sending me threats because I’m a […]
Saint Sisoes in the Egyptian tomb of Alexander the Great
Saint Sisoes the Great, is a Saint of the Greek Orthodox Church. He was a hermit, who came out of Egypt, and was known as the Great. He was a hermit at first in the desert and then on the same mountain that Anthony the Great had died. He died in 429 AD, after 62 […]
Archaeologist Dorothy King interview about Amphipolis dead
“We can reconstruct the face of the dead in Amphipolis”
Mr. Manolis Papagrigorakis, talks about the information the skeleton will give us. The skeleton will talk. And very soon indeed. It will tell us the age, cause of death, sex, lifestyle ,habits and diseases. Science and modern technology applied in most Greek laboratories, will not stay in such simple things …. “We can reconstruct his face, […]
Alexander’s grave – Inside the Tomb HD video
The first video from inside the tomb of Amphipolis! You can admire and feel the same awe felt by archaeologists!
The Amphipolis Karyatids finally revealed!
By removing three rows of limestone sealing wall, in the front part of the second baffle wall, the whole of the Amphipolis Karyatids is finally revealed. They have a height of 2,27m. Wearing a long chiton and long fringed robe with rich folds. On the feet, they wear sandals, which are decorated with red and […]
Archaeologists have entered the third chamber of the Amphipolis grave
The excavation team entered the third chamber of the burial monument on the hill of Kastas last Friday, from the existing hole in the wall of the third aperture, to document its state and to determine the structural conditios of the chamber in order to design the necessary steps to retain and support the structure. According to […]
Amphipolis news. The caryatids are integral!
Check the pictures – the face of the second Caryatid was not removed from grave robbers – It was found in the soil and pasted from the group of archaeologists in the tomb. The information coming to light regarding the tomb Amphipolis, is absolutely impressive. Pictures published a few hours ago by the greek Ministry of […]
Shock! Increased police force at Amphipolis!
We are soon expected to have new developments regarding the excavations in the Macedonian tomb of Amphipolis, as just a little while ago, the greek government started to take very strict security measures to ban transit in the area of the tomb. Greek police force, heavily armourded with guns are guarding the entrance. Still, the […]
The first picture: This is the tomb of Amphipolis!
Today, we can present the first axonometric design representation of the burial monument by the architect of the Ministry of Culture Mr. M. Lefantzi. We have two diaphragm walls on which there are placed, the Sphinxes on the first wall and the Caryatids on the second wall. The archaeologists continue with the task of maintenance and structural […]