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Greek Culture Minister: Kasta Tomb in Amphipolis to Be Open to Public in 3 Years

Talking to reporters during the presentation of a new temporary exhibition on the Emperor Hadrian at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Culture and Sports Minister Lydia Koniordou on Wednesday noted that the Kasta Tomb in Amphipolis will probably...

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...

President Pavlopoulos: Macedonia's Hellenity Undeniable

President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos referred to an excavation of major archaeological importance which will contribute to the understanding of the history of the ancient Macedonian Kingdom and will give us more evidence on the already totally documented Hellenity...

Culture Ministry Fails to Include Amphipolis Monument in EU-Funded Program

Greece's Ministry of Culture is making an effort to correct the mistake of not including the Amphipolis tomb in the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) EU-funded program for 2014-2020. Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou explained that there was a misunderstanding regarding...

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 Majesty Continues to Surprise as More Secrets Unfold

The mystery occupant of the Amphipolis tomb at Casta Hill that dominated the international media two years ago continues to reveal secrets. New data has revealed that it was not just the famous Lion of Amphipolis that lay on...

Weighing the Evidence: Is It 'Really' Aristotle's Tomb?

Archeaologist Kostantinos Sismanidis had a moment of revelation after 20 years of excavations at the site of ancient Stagira. Suddenly, it occurred to him that the structure he had excavated in 1996 could not be anything else but Aristotle's...

Amphipolis Turns Into Board Game

The Kasta tomb of Amphipolis has become a board game in which its players are called to rescue the precious findings that are threatened to be destroyed by landfalls within the archaeological monument. The new board game is entitled "Amphipolis,"...

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...