Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Will Soon Reveal Its Secrets

Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Will Soon Reveal Its Secrets

As archaeologists continue to clear dirt and stone slabs from the entrance of a huge tomb in Greece, excitement is building over what excavators may find inside

Amazing marble Caryatids "Καρυάτιδες" came to light in Amphipolis Tomb.Who was buried in the dark heart of a massive marble-walled tomb that is slowly coming to light in northern Greece? Dating to the tumultuous years surrounding the death of Alexander the Great, between about 325 and 300 B.C., the tomb is the largest ever found in northern Greece—a resting place monumental enough for royalty.

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]

Amfipoli Greek Macedonian crown  Amphipolis Museum holds many interesting finds, including this Hellenistic gold funerary crown, imitating a wreath of oak leaves.   http://www.petersommer.com/blog/archaeology-history/the-tomb-of-roxane/

Amfipoli Macedonian crown Amphipolis Museum holds many interesting finds, including this Macedonian gold funerary crown, imitating a wreath of oak leaves.

Amphipolis Tomb

Amphipolis, Macedonia Greece: chamber - Sidewall details of the Portal entry - The White Marble cladding of the side walls in the Portal wall after the excavation of the sand filled space.

Amphipolis Tomb

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Amphipolis Tomb

Amphipolis, Macedonia Greece: chamber - The upper wall that supports the Sphinx - We can now see the top of one Ionic Pilaster at the first Portal wall. The rest will be revealed once the mass of soil/sand is excavated out of the entry space.

Amfipoli Tomb Diagram

Δόθηκε στη δημοσιότητα η πρώτη γραφική αναπαράσταση του τάφου της Αμφίπολης

Discoveries so far in the Amphipolis tomb on Kasta Hill in Serres, including sphinxes, mosaic floor, tholos and caryatids' upper bodies

Amphipolis Tomb

Two finely carved female figures called Caryatids have been unearthed inside the mysterious tomb-in Amphipolis, which dates from the time of Alexander the Great. Female Sculptures Revealed in Greek Tomb: Photos : Discovery News

Amphipolis Tomb

Amphipolis, Macedonia Greece: chamber - Decoration on the next wall - The next inner Portal wall is decorated with a marbled cornice, Ionic linear details and colored rosettes with 8 Peddles, the same detailing is on the side walls of this first chamber.

Two exquisite art caryatids, Thassian marble, revealed in yesterday (Saturday, September 6th) day of archaeological work in the Tomb of Ancient Amphipolis castes, which -in eidikous- advocates the view that this is a standing monument of special importance.

Two exquisite art caryatids, Thassian marble, revealed in yesterday (Saturday, September day of archaeological work in the Tomb of Ancient Amphipolis castes, which -in eidikous- advocates the view that this is a standing monument of special importance.

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