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Greece Aims to Open the Amphipolis Tomb to Visitors by 2022

The Greek government intends to bring forward the deadlines for completing work on the Kasta Hill Tomb in Amphipolis, Serres so that the site can have visitors from early 2022 on, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni announced on Saturday. During a...

The Guardian of Amphipolis: Full Documentary

Alexandros Kochliaridis, the first man to stumble upon the ruins of the Amphipolis tomb, talks about the famed Kasta grave and the ancient treasures hidden in the heart of Alexander the Great’s Macedonia.  The area became famous a few years...

Archaeologists Search for Ancient Theatre of Amphipolis, Northern Macedonia, Greece

Archaeologists will now search for the ancient theatre of Amphipolis, after the Ministry of Culture, the Central Macedonia Region and the municipality of Amphipolis signed a joint effort contract. The contract seals the start of research to locate the ancient theatre...

Greek Archaeologist: Another Monument Might be Buried at Amphipolis

A second, much smaller, monument is likely to be buried at the Casta Hill tomb site in Amphipolis, Greek archaeologists believe. According to an ANA-MPE news agency report, there is the assumption that there is another tomb, west of the...

Amphipolis Tomb Confirmed to Belong to the Era of Alexander the Great

Archaeologists and historians have confirmed that the tomb discovered at the Casta Hill of Amphipolis belongs to the era of Alexander the Great. A detailed frieze depicting a warrior wearing a distinctive Macedonian harness and the weapons of the dead leading...

Did the Amphipolis Tomb Commemorate Hephaistion?

By Andrew Chugg* The archaeological team responsible for the recent excavation campaigns at the Amphipolis Tomb gave a lecture on 30th September 2015 in which they presented evidence which they argued indicates that the monument was built on the orders...

Greek Ministry of Culture Anticipates Full Documentation of Amphipolis' Recent Findings

On the occasion of the continuous conflict regarding the ancient Greek tomb that was unearthed last year in Amphipolis, and after the new controversial claims of Katerina Peristeri, the Greek archaeologist who is in charge of the excavation in the area, the Greek Ministry of...

Greek Archaeologist: 'Amphipolis Tomb Not Constructed For Alexander The Great's Pal'

Greek archaeologist, excavator and professor of classical archaeology Panagiotis Faklaris told Greek radio on Thursday that there is no indication that the Amphipolis tomb has any connection to Hephaestion or that Alexander the Great had ordered its construction. "There is...

Hephaestion's Monogram Found at Amphipolis Tomb

Katerina Peristeri, the archaeologist in charge of the excavation of the Amphipolis tomb, presented a new finding that may reveal the identity of the individual initially buried in the tomb. During a conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, Peristeri said that her...

Archaeological Restoration of the Amphipolis Tomb a Possibility

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) will convene on Tuesday to decide on whether to approve a study for the maintenance and restoration of the Amphipolis tomb. The discovery of the ancient burial monument on the Kasta hill in northern Greece...