Archaeology: The Caryatids were close to four metres high

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The KH’ Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities is continuing its archaeological research in the tomb complex in the hill of Kasta in Amphipolis in Greece. The last two rocks of the sealing wall in front of the second septal wall were removed, revealing marble pedestals upon which the Caryatids are standing.

Karyatids-GR-IBNA

The decoration of the pedestals is a continuation of the marble revetment walls. It consists of marble blocks with peritainia. The height of the pedestals is 1.40m, Width 1,36m, and 0.72m in thickness. The total height of the statue and pedestal is 3.67m.

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