Global interest for Hellenistic-era tomb in Amphipolis

Written by on August 19, 2014 in Europe - Comments Off on Global interest for Hellenistic-era tomb in Amphipolis

The major archaeological discovery of a Hellenistic-era tomb in Amphipolis, in the district of Serres in northern Greece, has attracted global interest, with more details awaited in the coming days and weeks. Meanwhile, a new round of excavations in “Kastas” tomb began this week.

Already the preparatory work for the safe shifting of the stones of the protective walls of the tomb has started, with the Greek culture ministry saying in a statement that “the excavation progresses according to scientific ethics”. At the same time, the statement notes that “the ministry today will regularly inform the public on the progress of the excavation”.

Meanwhile, archaeologists confirm that behind the wall at the entrance of the tomb there is a mosaic floor with rhombus, which seems to extend beyond the door and the jambs. Whatever is hidden inside the tomb of Amphipolis will be revealed in about 20 days’ time, the culture ministry said.

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