‘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

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

Amphipolis, Macedonia Greece: Close-up of the West Caryatid head - A wonderful view of the West Caryatid head, as it is uncovered.

Amphipolis, Macedonia Greece: Close-up of the West Caryatid head - A wonderful view of the West Caryatid head, as it is uncovered.

The Amphipolis caryatids revealedThe Amphipolis excavation has fueled intense media attention as the site dates to the era of Alexander the Great’s death and some archaeologists have suggested relatives of the warrior king might be buried there. Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-amphipolis-caryatids-revealed.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheArchaeologyNewsNetwork+(The+Archaeology+News+Network)#.VBI4NGOKWDp

The Amphipolis caryatids revealedThe Amphipolis excavation has fueled intense media attention as the site dates to the era of Alexander the Great’s death and some archaeologists have suggested relatives of the warrior king might be buried there. Read more at: http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-amphipolis-caryatids-revealed.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheArchaeologyNewsNetwork+(The+Archaeology+News+Network)#.VBI4NGOKWDp

Archaeologists have unearthed a vast ancient tomb in Greece, distinguished by two sphinxes and frescoed walls and dating to 300-325 B.C., in the country's northeast Macedonian region, the government said on Tuesday. The two sphinxes guarding the entrance of the ancient Macedonian tomb [Credit: INTIME NEWS]

Archaeologists have unearthed a vast ancient tomb in Greece, distinguished by two sphinxes and frescoed walls and dating to 300-325 B.C., in the country's northeast Macedonian region, the government said on Tuesday. The two sphinxes guarding the entrance of the ancient Macedonian tomb [Credit: INTIME NEWS]

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.

Archaeologists were hopeful that an ancient mound in northern Greece could hold the remains of a senior official from the time of Alexander ...

Sphinxes found guarding 'incredibly important' ancient tomb

Archaeologists were hopeful that an ancient mound in northern Greece could hold the remains of a senior official from the time of Alexander ...

Is It the Tomb of Alexander the Great's Mum? Female Carytid Sculptures Guarding Mysterious Tomb in Greece lend additional support to the earlier found sphinxes that tomb belonged to a fourth century BC Queen

Is It the Tomb of Alexander the Great's Mum? Female Carytid Sculptures Guarding Mysterious Tomb in Greece lend additional support to the earlier found sphinxes that tomb belonged to a fourth century BC Queen

The full body of the West Caryatid

The full body of the West Caryatid

Αμφίπολη : Ακροδάκτυλα δυτικής Καρυάτιδας

Αμφίπολη : Ακροδάκτυλα δυτικής Καρυάτιδας

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.

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