‘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

"Lion of Amphipolis" statue, originally part of the tomb complex, which was discovered in (Credit: SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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

The newly discovered caryatids at the Amphipolis tomb and the symbolism of a lion suits the case of Olympias being buried in this fascinating ancient Greek

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 Ready to Enter Tomb in Amphipolis – CretePost.

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…

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 are hopeful that an ancient mound in northern Greece could hold the remains of a senior official from the time of Alexander the Great

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

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Exquisite Greek Caryatid marble statues have been discovered at the Amphipolis tomb on Kasta Hill.

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]

One of the two Caryatides found in the Macedonia Tomb in Amphipolis, Greece.

Αμφίπολη : Ακροδάκτυλα δυτικής Καρυάτιδας

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]

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 .

Excavated today, the Caryatids of Amphipolis in Greece are 2,27 meters tall and they stand on marble. 21.09,14

Karyatis in full height guarding the entrance to the Macedonian tomb, Amphipolis Greece.

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

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Stunning Mosaic Floor Uncovered in Greece’s Mystery Tomb : Discovery News)

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.

Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

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.

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