Posts Tagged ‘Amphipolis’

  • Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    on Jan 20, 15 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bones, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off

    Bones belonging to the 60-year-old female in the Amphipolis tomb. Credit: Ministry of Culture

    The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced the long-awaited results of the analysis on the bones found inside the 4th century BC tomb uncovered in Amphipolis in northern Greece, and the news is quite unexpected – the bones belong to not one, but five individuals, pointing to the likelihood that it is a family tomb. The tomb is located within Kasta Hill in what was once the ancient city of Amphipolis, conquered by Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, in 357 BC. Experts have known about the existence of the burial mound

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  • What was revealed today in Amphipolis

    on Aug 24, 14 • in Ancient Greece, Architecture, Art, Excavation, Greece, Hellenistic period, History, News • with Comments Off

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    24. August.2014 What did the archaeologists found under the base of the Sphinxes – Decorating with blue and red paint on the monument New, important discoveries have been brought to “light” today’s excavations in a funerary monument, the tomb of the caste KH Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, in Amphipolis. After the removal of the marble slabs of the monument, which revealed the entire marble sphinxes, found at the entrance to the tomb, on Thursday the archaeligists removed with extreme caution soils which were behind the statues, at a depth of about two meters and wide

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  • The Lion of Amphipolis

    on Apr 6, 13 • in Anthropology, Antiquty, Art, Cultural heritage, Greece, News • with Comments Off

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    A trademark for the Greek regional unit of Serres and a symbol of Macedonia, the Lion of Amphipolis is undoubtedly one of the most significant preserved monuments of the 4th century BC. It has been restored and stands next to the old bridge of Strymonas river at the regional street Amphipolis-Serraiki Akti. After the last discovery of the funerary enclosure of the “Kasta” mound in ancient Amphipolis, according to the research results of the 28th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, the burial monument of the Lion is closely related to the grave marker of

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