Caryatids have been discovered at the ancient Amphipolis tomb in GreeceThe ancient caryatids are in the form of a young woman, and could be in the style of Korai Greek maiden statues(Greek Ministry of Culture)
" And Hades seized her and took her loudly crying in his chariot down to his realm of mist and gloom " -- The abduction of Persephone unveiled on the Amphipolis tomb mosaic ( detail) , Macedonia Northern Greece
The beautiful blue of Amphipolis.Azurite the raw material for the magnificent blue background in the Amphipolis mosaic depicting the abduction of Persephone came from the nearby mines of Alistrati.The unknown-to-most Alistrati mines, in Serres prefecture, are a mere 20 kilometers from Amphipolis, which seem to have provided more than filling the coffers of Macedonian kings. The mineral is still visible in the Alistrati caves as part of natural formations.
Archaeologists at the Kasta Hill site in Amphipolis recently uncovered the feet of a pair of caryatids 2014 wearing platform sandals.[Full Story: Platform Sandals Revealed on Greek Statues Guarding Alexander-Era Tomb]