Archaeologists have unearthed two sculpted female figures, known as caryatids, as they slowly make their way into an ancient tomb recently discovered in Greece's northeast, the country's culture ministry said on Sunday.
Amphipolis, Macedonia Greece: The left foot of the West Caryatid - This detail photo shows the beautifully carved toes and the sandal [kothornoi; raised sole shoe] on her foot, with traces of red and yellow pigment.
Sacred Band of Thebes—In the century B., for a period of 50 years a small force of 300 elite Theban soldiers dominated Grecian battlefields. What makes this band of brothers unique in history is that it was comprised entirely of male lovers.
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]