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 […]
Amphipolis – The seismic tomography of the tomb.
The white spots tomography (marked as H) show the stone constructions – As this is an accurate depiction, you can realize the immense size of the construction. According to the geologists, this is “A single building with intermediate divisions and exceptional architecture, which differs from the Macedonian tombs of the era ” hidden for centuries under […]
Why such an important monument is not mentioned in the historical sources of its time?
Ancient Amphipolis has already changed the known data in archaeology. The Caryatids, a creation of classical Greece, placed on a Macedonian tomb, make the monument unique . Let’s briefly look at some data that will help us to understand what they have found so far in Amphipolis. Regarding Archaeology: 1) The combination of Caryatids (classical Greece) […]
Two caryatids found at Amphipolis
As officially announced by the Ministry of Culture of Hellas, with the removal of the sandy soil, in the area in front of the second septal wall, two caryatids of exceptional art were revealed just beneath the marble architrave, between two pilasters also made of marble from the island of Thassos. The face of the […]
Massive Hellenic Tomb Discovered in Northern Greece
AMPHIPOLIS, GREECE—A massive tomb has been unearthed in northeastern Greece, just 65 away from Thessaloniki, reports the Guardian. Over the past two years, archaeologists have been slowly excavating the giant structure, which dates to the fourth century B.C. The tomb is encircled by a 1500-foot marble wall and approached by an almost 20-foot-wide road lined […]