Archaeological dig finds Amphipolis tomb, Greek PM visits site

Greek archaeologists may have made a very important discovery at the ancient city of Amphipolis, in north-eastern Greece, after two years of excavations.

A significant tomb yard has recently been uncovered on the site, with scientists being led to believe from what they have seen so far that the discovery of the actual tomb is not far away.

The tomb yard dates from around 350–300 BCE and appears to be work of Deinocratis, a renowned architect of the time and a close friend of Alexander the Great. It is also enormous, with a length of about 500 meters.

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras, and the minister of culture, Kostas Tassoulas, visited the site on August 12 to be briefed on developments.

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(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)