Greek archaeologists have discovered the bones of at least five people in the limestone grave at the massive Alexander the Great-era burial mound complex at Kasta Hill, Serres. Analysis of the bones found in the grave show that they belong to a woman, a baby, two men and an adult person who was cremated prior to […]
“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, […]
Amphipolis shocking news! Skeleton has been found!
Today, as we are writing this article, the Amphipolis press briefing announced that a skeleton was found, almost intact! The genetic material will be transferred to a special laboratory for testing in order to obtain the first data on the identity and ascertaining the exact age. “Wait a few days, have a little patience,” replied […]
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 […]
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 […]