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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...

The Carbon-14 Dating of the Amphipolis Tomb

*By Andrew Chugg At the end of January this year the Greek Ministry of Culture commissioned various tests on the bones found in the burial chamber of the Amphipolis tomb. These were specified to include carbon-14 (radiocarbon) dating. Additionally, it...

Amphipolis Tomb Mystery Remains Unsolved Due to Greek Crisis

A year ago archaeologists came across a unique monument, the largest ancient Greek tomb that has ever been found in the country. The Amphipolis tomb, built on Casta hill, near Serres, northern Greece, attracted media attention from across the globe since it was believed...

Conflict Over Amphipolis Tomb Continues

The conflict regarding the ancient Greek tomb that was unearthed last year in Amphipolis is still ongoing, while chief archaeologist Katerina Peristeri appears defensive. In a recent interview, she spoke about an article published in Greek newspaper Avgi, which doubted the validity...

Amphipolis Tomb Monument in Danger A Year After Unearthing

The first year anniversary of the Amphipolis tomb discovery finds the archaeological site in danger of being buried again in dirt, and oblivion. It was a year ago when the discovery of the ancient tomb was heralded as one of...