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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 full body of the West Caryatid

The full body of the West Caryatid

Αμφίπολη : Ακροδάκτυλα δυτικής Καρυάτιδας

Αμφίπολη : Ακροδάκτυλα δυτικής Καρυάτιδας

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 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 ...

A perfectly preserved rectangular marble block - Amphipolis tomb

A perfectly preserved rectangular marble block - Amphipolis tomb

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

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

Stunning Mosaic Floor Uncovered in Greece's Mystery Tomb : Discovery News A large section of a mosaic floor showing a chariot in motion has been unearthed in the second chamber, behind the caraytids.

Stunning Mosaic Floor Uncovered in Greece's Mystery Tomb : Discovery News A large section of a mosaic floor showing a chariot in motion has been unearthed in the second chamber, behind the caraytids.

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

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

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)

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 at Amphipolis 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.

The discovery of an enormous tomb in northern Greece, dating to the time of Alexander the Great of Macedonia, has enthused Greeks, distracting them from a dire economic crisis.

Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis

The discovery of an enormous tomb in northern Greece, dating to the time of Alexander the Great of Macedonia, has enthused Greeks, distracting them from a dire economic crisis.

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.

‘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 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 ...