‘Exceptionally important’ Greek tomb from era of Alexander the Great discovered - The Washington Post

‘Exceptionally important’ Greek tomb from era of Alexander the Great discovered - The Washington Post

Lion of Amphipolis The lion statue found on the site has been erected close to where it was discovered at Amphipolis, which was originally an Athenian colony but later conquered by Philip II, Alexander the Great's father.

Lion of Amphipolis The lion statue found on the site has been erected close to where it was discovered at Amphipolis, which was originally an Athenian colony but later conquered by Philip II, Alexander the Great's father.

New photos of Amphipolis Caryatids released. The Caryatids wear a long chiton and long fringed robe with rich folds [Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture] The full height of each caryatid is 2.27 metres and they are wearing chitons - or full-length draped dresses, tied in the middle - and a long himation, or a shawl-like cover over their dress, with fringes and several folds.

New photos of Amphipolis Caryatids released. The Caryatids wear a long chiton and long fringed robe with rich folds [Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture] The full height of each caryatid is 2.27 metres and they are wearing chitons - or full-length draped dresses, tied in the middle - and a long himation, or a shawl-like cover over their dress, with fringes and several folds.

Two caryatids unearthed at Amphipolis tomb. The two exceptional caryatids carved from Thassian marble revealed on Saturday, September 6 as part of the continuation of excavation work at Amphipolis [Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture]

Two caryatids unearthed at Amphipolis tomb. The two exceptional caryatids carved from Thassian marble revealed on Saturday, September 6 as part of the continuation of excavation work at Amphipolis [Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture]

Amphipolis Tomb ~ The progress of the excavations so far. Official diagram drawn by the chief architect of the excavations, Michalis Lefantzis ...

Amphipolis Tomb ~ The progress of the excavations so far. Official diagram drawn by the chief architect of the excavations, Michalis Lefantzis ...

Today, the first wall sealing the front of the Amphipolis Caryatids was removed and the continuity of the robes of the two sculptures was revealed. The robes bear exceptionally crafted folds. The caryatids, from the outside, appear to slightly lift their chitons with the corresponding hand.

Today, the first wall sealing the front of the Amphipolis Caryatids was removed and the continuity of the robes of the two sculptures was revealed. The robes bear exceptionally crafted folds. The caryatids, from the outside, appear to slightly lift their chitons with the corresponding hand.

Archaeologists excavating a massive Hellenistic tomb in Northern Greece say they will not remove the two sphinx sculptures that are guarding the entrance. (2014)

Archaeologists excavating a massive Hellenistic tomb in Northern Greece say they will not remove the two sphinx sculptures that are guarding the entrance. (2014)

The profile of the bearded man in the chariot suggests Philip II. He wears a laurel wreath and right side of his face is hidden from view. Philip lost his right eye and also won a wreath at the Olympic Games. Stunning Mosaic Floor Uncovered in Greece's Mystery Tomb : Discovery News

The profile of the bearded man in the chariot suggests Philip II. He wears a laurel wreath and right side of his face is hidden from view. Philip lost his right eye and also won a wreath at the Olympic Games. Stunning Mosaic Floor Uncovered in Greece's Mystery Tomb : Discovery News

The chariot is pulled by two white horses and is led by Hermes, wearing a petosos (a type of hat) , a cloak, his winged shoes and carrying a caduces. The god, Hermes, led the soul of the dead from the body to the Underworld. Stunning Mosaic Floor Uncovered in Greece's Mystery Tomb : Discovery News

The chariot is pulled by two white horses and is led by Hermes, wearing a petosos (a type of hat) , a cloak, his winged shoes and carrying a caduces. The god, Hermes, led the soul of the dead from the body to the Underworld. Stunning Mosaic Floor Uncovered in Greece's Mystery Tomb : Discovery News

A perfectly preserved rectangular marble block - Amphipolis tomb

A perfectly preserved rectangular marble block - Amphipolis tomb

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