The magnificent tomb of Amphipolis, Greece, continues to fascinate the entire world. Ever since the first images that came to “light” about a month ago, the monumental burial site was enough to provoke astonishment.
This was only the beginning and it definitely hinted that something “big” was hidden there, creating not only admiration, but curiosity as well as increased expectations.
Several days after the initial discovery, archaeological excavations have brought several findings of unique beauty to the surface, such as two sphinxes that guarded the tomb’s entrance and two amazing Caryatids, with open arms, which also hints that this ancient monument is of unique importance.
The Greek Culture Ministry released its first design, a representation of the tomb, as depicted by the Ministry’s architect Michalis Lefantzis.
The drawing shows all the excavation work of archaeologist Katerina Peristeri and her team, and what they have achieved so far.
From the stairs leading to the tomb’s entrance and the Sphinxes, which stand as vigilant guardians of the ancient tomb’s “occupier(s).”
Behind the Sphinxes is the room where the Caryatids were discovered and in which the mosaic floor was revealed.
Of course, the most interesting element is what is hidden in the room behind the Caryatids. Archaeologists believe that this room will “unlock” the secret of Amphipolis since it will reveal the identity of the person(s) buried.
Added to the pictures and drawing of the Culture Ministry, images from Google Maps, shot from space satellites, show the impressive ancient tomb from above.
The burial site length of 497 meters that forms an almost perfect circle demonstrates once again what humans are capable of creating, taking into account this monumental structure was created thousands of years ago.
In the photo above, the excavation site is distinguished from above, depicting a panoramic view of the surrounding areas.
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